Dingle Hillwalking Club

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Loch Shliabh an Iolair - Sliabh an Iolair - Fán

Sliabh an Iolair (Mount Eagle) from Baile an Chótaigh Loop

  • Grade: C
  • Length: 11km
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Height gain: 500m
  • Extension Option@ n/a

Start Point: Baile an Chótaigh OS Map 70 

The walk starts in Baile an Chótaigh (Ballincota), Ventry along narrow country lanes to Cill Dhoirche (Kildurrihy) where we make our way uphill along a well defined track to Loch Shliabh an
Iolair (Mount Eagle Lake) a hidden corrie lake nestled below the summit. From here
there is a short steep 100m ascent up a zig zag track on the grassy slope to the
col above the lake before making our way to the summit of Sliabh an Iolair at
516m which has panoramic views in all directions. Brandon Ridge to the East,
The Three Sisters and Smerwick harbour to the North, the Blasket Islands to
the West and the Reeks to the South
We return by the same route but avoiding the grassy zig zag track above the
lake.