Gweedore, known locally as Gaoth Dobhair, lives in between Cloughaneely and the Rosses to the south. Gweedores coastline stretches for approx 25km from Meenaclady in the north to Crolly in the south and it is also the largest Irish speaking parish in Ireland. The Gweedore coast along the Wild Atlantic Way can easily be described simply as one enormous Caribbean type sandy beach and as such is an outstanding place to visit in the summer months. Within in the parish of Gweedore there an enormous amount of bouldering and highball rock dotted all the dunes. There are so far two main climbing location both are quite small but will each provide a half-day of vertical pleasure. Tor na Dumhcha being the better location and providing immaculate vertical Gola Granite to play on.
The granite found in Gweedore is the same immaculate rock that you will find on the islands of Umfin, Inisirrer, Tororragaun and Gola. Which, off course, live directly out to sea from the Gweedore Coast.
The area around Tor na Dumhcha sea stack is very popular in the summer months with cliff jumpers as the channels around the stack are very deep. Bring your wet suit and jump off the summit of the stack after you have climbed it. As high a tide as possible is the safest option for this airborne activity.
Rock Climbing in Gweedore