Hornhead Loop
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MaureenGroden
Southampton, MA39 contributions
Jul 2022
This was probably our favorite experience this time in Ireland. The ride along the coast is incredible: the cliffs, views, ocean, sheep.... every corner offers another amazing view. The road is one lane, plenty of places to pull over when another car is coming, just magical!
Written 31 July 2022
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CharlotteHarvey
Shenzhen, China110 contributions
Jul 2022
It is lovely but the actual horn head was closed due to construction. Just drive very carefully! It is NOT one way so it’s all a bit of luck if it goes ok!!
Written 19 July 2022
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dlma
Derry, UK67 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a scenic view of high beauty it is a out the way drive but we'll worth it with a short walk up to the top but what a view.
Written 3 April 2022
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R G
Dublin, Ireland947 contributions
Aug 2021
A terrific drive with splendid views should be noted that an one way system operates , look out for the gobs***t who dosen't obry the rules.
Written 24 November 2021
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Seán Redmond
1 contribution
Oct 2020
I started the loop from the town of Dunfanaghy. The narrow road up had me on the edge of the cliff (no railings, of course). I thanked God no vehicle came down the road toward me because I don't know where I could have pulled in, except off the edge of the cliff. While I was driving I experienced a panic attack because it was so high you could practically see the curvature of the earth. Stunning, but terrifying. lucky their was no traffic and it was a tight place to turn the car around. If you have acrophobia or fear of narrow roads that lean to the left toward the cliff as you're driving (on the left, of course) up the mountain, I'd recommend skipping it or letting someone else drive while you close your eyes. Would not do it again because of my fear

Seán Dundalk
Written 7 September 2021
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Eimear99
Ireland2,097 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
We happened to fall on this stunning loop drive by accident. It is a drive up a very narrow and twisting road, not for the faint hearted! We were rewarded by stunning views of the cliffs at Horn head. This area is not promoted at all and in my opinion exceeds the beautiful Slieve League cliffs. Parking etc would be problematic if it was busy but it was very quiet when we were there. We were told by a fellow traveller thst it is a great spot to view puffins.
Written 10 July 2021
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GalwayJay
Galway66 contributions
Sep 2020
Stunning views on a fine day. Short drive from Dunfanaghy. Lovely viewpoint at the top. Bring a coat as it can be windy on top.
Written 5 October 2020
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Thelma G
8 contributions
Sep 2020
This is absolutely fab road trip really enjoyed this has great historical look outs over looking whole bay
Written 25 September 2020
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myomi
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Well worth the short trip up the head outside dunfanaghy! Mind the wind and the narrow road to horn head .
Written 10 September 2020
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,764 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
I visited all the Peninsula headlands in North Donegal and Horn Head was my favourite.

The drive from Dunfanaghy is along narrow roads but plenty of places to pull in if you meet oncoming traffic. There is Parking at the top and from here it is a very short walk to the cliff edges.

However for the most spectacular views it best to walk around the cliffs path to the side opposite the car park. It is not a overly difficult walk and definitely worth it.
Written 25 August 2020
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