Eagles Rock Glenade, North leitrim
This rock would not be out of place in the plains of Dakota, and creates a dramatic landscape. Eagles rock in Glenade, County Leitrim is Irelands Highest freestanding tower; its peak is 330 metres above sea level and can be viewed for many miles in all directions. Currently the walk to the summit is off limits. However, the view of the rock below is recommended as a dramatic vista and well worth making a trip to the area. Michael Guilfoye in the Irish Times describes the rock formation ‘up close, it is one of the most dramatic, even awe-inspiring, rock formations in Ireland’
Below the rock (which provides an excellent viewing spot) Leitrim County has provided a convenient car park and has a highly informative panel, which tells of glaciers, ancient seas and bears.
More info http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/a-walk-for-the-weekend-eagle-s-rock-co-leitrim-1.2743548
Map: OSI DS No 16
Start/finish: Car park 2km east of R280 in Glenade, about 7km south of Kinlough. (Follow signs)
Time/effort: about 2hrs, 3km and 150m of climbing Suitability: some rough and steep ground
Note: Currently the climb is off limits without permission from landowners.