Tourism Ireland

Navigating Stories: A Map Reading and Placelore (Dinnseanchas) Workshop

4 Hours

The word Dinnseanchas means ‘topography’ referring to the origins of place names, these place names may sometimes involve a person or an event which has formed the particular area or landscape resulting in a name.

Embark on a journey of discovery at the majestic Sliabh Liag cliffs with our unique workshop, “Navigating Stories: A Map Reading and Placelore Workshop.” Designed for enthusiasts of all levels, this immersive experience blends the practical skills of map reading with the captivating exploration of placelore, the lore and stories tied to the land. Set against the backdrop of one of Ireland’s most stunning landscapes, this workshop promises a day of learning, adventure, and connection to the rich tapestry of history and nature that Sliabh Liag embodies.

This workshop will allow you to explore many local place names, you will also use your skills learned to explore names in other places.  Using a specially produced local map, our expert will bring you on a journey of discovery to places new.

Weather permitting a field trip will be included.

Participants are advised to wear comfortable hiking attire suitable for variable weather conditions and bring water, snacks, a notebook, and a camera to capture the breathtaking views. All map reading materials will be provided.

  • COVID-19 SafetyFor this experience, please note local guidelines on COVID-19 safety with appropriate measures.

  • IncludedReturn bus journey

  • Bring alongComfortable shoes, Raingear / warm clothes depending on the weather. Water.

  • Participants1-10

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • RequirementsUneven terrain at times during the walk which can be physical.

  • Important informationYour safety is your own responsibility. Adhere to guides instructions at all times.

  • AddressSliabh Liag Visitor Centre & Transportation Hub, Lergadaghtan, County Donegal, F94 W8KC, Ireland

  • Location Name / Meeting PointSliabh Liag Visitor Centre / Transportation Hub

  • Parking Space60

  • Train Stations & Bus StopsCarrick - Local link 293 from Donegal Town / Killybegs


From €20.00


From our Visitors

What People Are Saying About Us!
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Great views, lovely bus driver.

Visited with my Husband and teenage kids, took the shuttle bus, which is expensive at €20 return, to the base of the climbing steps at the top.

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Friendly and informative staff, wise travellers will stop here

Staff in the visitor centre couldn’t of been more welcoming and helpful.

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Great way to experience Sliabh Liag

First time visiting Sliabh Liag and we were glad we parked at the visitor center and got the shuttle bus up to the cliffs.

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