Slieve League in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
Farming on Sliabh Liag / Feirmeoireacht ar Shliabh Liag
Walking Through Donegal
—Ag Siúl Tríd Dhún na nGall —
Local farmers use the cliffs of Sliabh Liag as a grazing area for sheep. Hardy varieties of sheep suited to harsh mountain environments are raised to produce wool which was traditionally woven locally to produce the world famous Donegal Tweeds.
Baineann ne feirmeoirí áitiúla úsáid as Shlaibh Liag mar thalamh innilte do chaoire. Tógtar caoire de chineáil crua atá fóirsteanach do thimpeallacht sléibhe garbh le olann a shaothrú. Bhíodh an olann seo a sníodh le bréidín cháiliúil Dhún na nGall a dhéanamh.
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[1.] Spinning wool provided a welcome additional income for local families.
Ba mhór an tairbhe do na teaghlaigh áitiúla an teacht isteach breise seo a fuair siad ó shníomh na h-olna.
[2.] Houses needed re-thatching every few years to keep them weatherproof.
Bhí ceann-tuí úr a dhíth ar na tithe gach cúpla bliain le iad a choinneáil úiscedhíonach.
Images courtesy of Kilcar Tourism Committee and Donegal County Museum
Is le cúirtéis do agus Músaem Condae Dhún na nGall na h-íomhánna
Erected by NDP, Fáilte Ireland, Donegal County Council, Donegal County Development Board, and Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Location. 54° 37.654′ N, 8° 41.065′ Touch for map. Marker is at the Slieve League / Sliabh Liag overlook, at the end of the road west off Teelin Road, going south from Carrick. Follow signs.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fishing /Iascaireacht (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bog / An Portach (within shouting distance of this marker); Signal Towers / Túir Comharthaíochta (within shouting distance of this marker); Chough / Cág Cos-dearg (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Carrick / An Charraig (approx. 4.7 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. Slieve League Cliffs, Ireland. (Submitted on February 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Slieve League (County Donegal). (Submitted on February 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Slieve League Cliffs. (Submitted on February 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Animals • Environment • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.