Glencolumcille Tower Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cill Ghabhlaigh, County Donegal, Ireland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length5.5 miElevation gain1,148 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingBeachPartially pavedRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddyNo shadeHistoric site
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This is a beautiful cliff loop with incredible ocean views. The route begins by passing Glen Beach before ascending up to the viewpoints. The trail then veers to the right and descends back down to the town along paved roads.

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Raluca Licau
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Garbhán Ó Ruis
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We started at the Church of Ireland at 9:44, Stad 15 of the Turas Columcille is inside the graveyard, then if you head west, you meet Stad 1 and 2. Continue up the route. We walked until the the tower and only came across Stad 4 and 5 in a farmer's field. We reached the tower at 11:26. It was a leisurely pace. There was a good bit of fog. We were on a schedule so we walked back down the same route and arrived back at 12:45. We didn't have hiking or walking shoes and it was fine, but the upper part would be wet in worse weather.

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Francois Poirier
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Was a nice loop trail. The cliff view from the top worth it.

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veronique vandenberghe
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moderate to heard. the views are spectacular. Very steep cliffs fenced off. After following the road, the climb to the First Summit Tracks among sheep and peat Flanks. The Tower Stands atop a bog field that can be soggy. Return from the Tower to the Main trail is a Bit adventurous if you Don t want To Track back ( which is advised by the markings). then the Second Summit awaits After that it is a steep walk down. Would do it again!

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Jennifer Ronan
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Pat Waldron
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Csaba Sarkadi
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Jen Murray
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Dominik Schneider
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