Muckross Head in South West Donegal just two km from the village of Kilcar, 10 km from Killybegs and near Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in Europe and one of Co. Donegal’s major attractions. The spectacular panoramic views include St. John’s Point, Ben Bulben in Sligo, Croagh Patrick in Mayo and Sliabh Liag, Europes highest sea cliffs.
Rock Climbing: Muckross Head is a very unusual crag composed of horizontally bedded sandstone interspersed with thin bands of mudstone that have been eroded faster and have produced the characteristic overhangs that make the rock climbing here excellent.
The headland has a rich fauna and also a small area of exposed limestone karst. In some places along the headland there are deposits of fossils, mainly of seaweeds and shellfish. Muckross Head has two beaches,. That beach (trá na nglór in Irish, or beach of the noise) has a rip tide, coming in at both sides and sucking out in the middle, is popular with surfers. The other beach (trá bán, meaning white beach in Irish) some hundreds of metres away is a popular family beach which is safe for swimming. That beach also has a public car park and toilets in summer.