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Sliabh Liag Walking Trail - Helicopter Deliveries Completed Ahead of Schedule

Press Release



22nd August 2014


Sliabh Liag Walking Trail



Helicopter deliveries completed ahead of schedule


Donegal County Council is pleased to announce that the delivery of over 500 tonne of stone to various sections of the Sliabh Liag Mountain Trail by helicopter was completed ahead of schedule today.  The works had been scheduled to take 7 days, however, the favourable weather conditions have meant that all deliveries were completed in less than 5 days.  In the interests of health and safety restrictions were put in place on some sections of the walking trail on Sliabh Liag, however, the full length of the trail has now reopened to the public.


Path repair and construction works along the path will continue over the coming months utilising the stone that was delivered by helicopter.  The works will see the repair and construction of 1150m of trail. However, it is important to note that there will not be any disruption to visitors to Sliabh Liag and the Mountain Trail shall remain open during the works.


The contractor Metro Building Contractors Ltd and Donegal County Council wish to thank all parties for their co-operation during the helicopter delivery works.  The works are funded by Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.




  • MetroBuilding Contractors are the contractor appointed to carry out the works on Sliabh Liag. (Paul Duffy, Managing Director and can be contacted on - 086-6092633)
  • MetroBuilding Contractors are based in Wexford, and have employed a number of local personnel and contractors to assist with the upcoming works.
  • During the helicopter delivery works there were 9 staff on site including helicopter crew, and during the construction phase it is expected there will be a total of 9 workers on site.
  • The stone was sourced in a local quarry in order that the color and geological make up of the stone would match the existing stone on Sliabh Liag.



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