Glenlough Bay is a breathtakingly beautiful bay in one of the most remote locations on mainland Ireland. It lives three kilometres north of An Port at the end of a winding 20km single track road and is on the edge of Ireland’s last great wilderness. Living along this coast is a huge collection of outrageous sea stacks and very remote sea cliffs. This guidebook covers this outstanding rock-climbing location in Donegal and Ireland's distant reaches.
The southern end of Glenlough Bay is dominated by Tormore Island and at 148 metres high it is Irelands highest sea stack.
A visit to an Chloch Mhór will live a very long time in your happy memories.
Glenlough Bay is Ireland's largest raised storm beach at just over a kilometre in diameter. It is easiest accessed by the coastal walk from An Port, this is a relatively easy walk with the only real steep part being where you leave An Port. It is best to treat a visit to Glenlough in the same manner as you would for a mountain hike, trek or hill walk.
Getting down onto an Chloch Mhór (the big stone) involves a little bit of mountain scrambling and mountaineering guile. If approached from the north there is a very short abseil down onto the beach.
At the north end of the bay are the two most remote sea cliff climbing locations in Ireland and at the south end is Tormore Island, Ireland's highest sea stack. In the bay, its self is three 50 meter high sea stacks each of the 3 has a totally different character and each will cause you suitable concerns.