Running Through the Cliffs With My Woes

What appears to be CGI, but is a real view from Slieve League.

Running Through the Cliffs With My Woes

By Allison Mazur

May 19, 2016

The Cliffs of Moher may be Ireland’s most iconic and advertised site, but I’ll tell you why Slieve League is a hundred times better. To start, the maximum height of the Cliffs of Moher is a mere 702 feet. You may be thinking, “Gee, that’s high!” But the height of Slieve League is an astounding 1,972 feet – almost triple the size! If I had to make a comparison, I would say the Cliffs of Moher are University of Michigan. They’re more famous, but stop a little short of being the greatest school in Michigan (or the greatest cliffs in Ireland). Now Slieve League… it is an honor to compare them to Michigan State University. While sometimes overshadowed by the Cliffs of Moher (University of Michigan), Slieve League (MSU) comes out on top, being three times greater.

En route to the cliffs.

The views from Slieve League were absolutely incredible. We even meandered over to the cliff face and were able to see straight down to the water. I managed to get sprayed with sea mist and soak my shoes in the marshy grass, but the views made up for those mishaps (although I may get some sort of foot fungus from wearing wet shoes all day). All of our nature outings leave me feeling content and at peace. I cannot believe people have these amazing destinations practically in their back yards!

Here I am appreciating nature, feeling like I’m in a Patagonia ad.

We even discussed how the sheep that littered the cliffs need to drop the hottest mixtape of all time, Views From the Cliffs (a parody of Drake’s album). Hit songs would include One Ram, 1-800-Hotline BAAAAAAAA, and Risking My Life for the Green. I personally think they would be a great addition to the rap industry.

Apparently it is not atypical for sheep to fall off the cliffs daily.

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