We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gleniff Horseshoe

Ballintrillick, Ballintrillick, Ireland
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Reminded us of the Pyrenees. Stunning Cycle

We were lucky enough to have had our bikes with us and while it was a toughish ascent up to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael075
,
Dublin, Ireland
Don't skip this drive

Some of the most striking scenery I encountered during a 10 day trip to Ireland, and we had it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gw2588
,
gw2588
Read all 48 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“old mill” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Ballintrillick, Ballintrillick, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (48)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"old mill"
in 3 reviews
"gorgeous drive"
in 2 reviews
"mountain range"
in 2 reviews
"take photos"
in 2 reviews
"narrow road"
in 2 reviews
"the loop"
in 2 reviews
"views are spectacular"
in 2 reviews
"rainy day"
in 2 reviews
"glencar waterfall"
in 2 reviews
"magic hill"
in 2 reviews
"route"
in 7 reviews
"mountains"
in 8 reviews
"scenery"
in 5 reviews
"mullaghmore"
in 4 reviews
"detour"
in 3 reviews
"gems"
in 2 reviews
"sligo"
in 9 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to have had our bikes with us and while it was a toughish ascent up to the loop, boy were we delighted that we stuck with it. i am amazed that we had not heard of this loop before as we...More

Thank Michael075
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the most striking scenery I encountered during a 10 day trip to Ireland, and we had it practically to ourselves the entire time. It is also very close to Mullaghmore Head, so you could do those drives back to back.

Thank gw2588
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Two options either or both well doing ,its a nice 10km loop along quiet roads with spectacular mountain views if walking or driving take a detour by way of the Benwisken Trail.

Thank R G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I have travelled all over Ireland in the past 40 years and was shocked to see that I had missed the Gleniff Horseshoe drive until now. I would recommend you include it on you travels in Ireland. The valley opens up as you drive along...More

Thank John B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

One misty day in November, my friend and I drove the Gleniff Horseshoe and absolutely loved it. There was no traffic which helped us enjoy this narrow road scenic delight. The backdrop is breathtaking and the strong wind that day added to the enchanted feeling...More

Thank innerfairy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 September 2017

North of Sligo, this is a six-mile loop of single lane road that’s located in the center of a mountain range. Absolutely incredible scenery; not to be missed. It takes about an hour, and there are plenty of places to pull off and take photos....More

Thank Linerguy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten track but wow. The views around the horseshoe were just stunning! The mountains and the waterfalls. And we found the magic bit of the road where when you take the handbrake off you go up the hill. So weird!!

1  Thank Rebecca I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

stunning spot time forgot follow the signs closely as there are only 2. The weather changed fast and we had rain and mist come down on us quickly and it is a small road to drive on

Thank Trish A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Worth every bit of effort. Having visited Mullaghmore, we decided to take a detour in the car round the horseshoe on the way back to Sligo. The magnificent views were every bit as good as you’d expect from the reviews.

Thank dughall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were staying in a hotel close by and and a friend saw a few pictures I had posted of the local area. He sent me a txt and said take a run up around the Horseshoe loop before we would head home. The views...More

Thank malcolm1959
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Ballintrillick Hotels
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo
1,892 reviews
9.74 km away
Clayton Hotel Sligo
673 reviews
10.40 km away
Riverside Hotel
574 reviews
11.61 km away
Sligo City Hotel
465 reviews
11.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Glencar Teashed
54 reviews
4.54 km away
Harrison's Bar and Restaurant
226 reviews
7.17 km away
Yeats Tavern Restaurant
667 reviews
7.38 km away
Langs Bar & Restaurant
290 reviews
7.56 km away
Nearby Attractions
Glencar Waterfall
401 reviews
4.49 km away
Drumcliffe Church
149 reviews
7.21 km away
Benbulben
292 reviews
4.29 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tammy W
28 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from innerfairy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tammy, We only drove the loop - and although there were tiny pull offs, I would not have left the car because it did feel like private property. There is something to be said about leaving this land as unspoiled as... More
1
Vote
;