Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle

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  • A good stop for fresh Irish air. The view is worth the detour and the wild side is at the appointment you (no coffee, admission fees or other obligations for tourists.) The landscape is typical of the west coast of Ireland: sheep, Cleef, wild nature. To make the pass you by.
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  • There are cliffs, a sea stack, and a collapsed sea cave or two. A bit of WWII history with the lookout post and Eire 64 sign. It's worth a few minutes if you're passing.  more »
  • Beautiful reefs. It should be seen. On the one hand, the reef is hejno seagulls. Watch out for the security, really high cliffs.
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  • Stunning place. One of my favourites in Mayo. I don't know if it's a good thing or not for locals but it seems almost completely undiscovered by tourists. Not in the guides or books. Beautiful views of the coastline and to the north. Grassy cliff tops and the stack itself - spectacular. More practically. Plenty of parking and pretty accessible but probably only for those on foot.
  • Downpatrick Head near Ballycastle in North Mayo is well worth a visit. Definitely a hidden gem. Fabulous sea views from cliff top. Not a place to let kids run wild.
  • The gem of North Mayo for me and one of my favourite places to visit in the county. Walk over to the right to see the spectacular cliffs and witness the mighty Atlantic ocean crashing up against the cliffs. A wonderful place for geographers and geography teachers/ students to visit, if you'd like to see examples of coastal erosion with the naked eye.
  • Beautiful spot on the wild Atlantic Way.highcliffs... Straight ahead see the Dun Briste sea stack...beautiful majestic cliff sitting proudly out of the churning waves....Walk to the right to see more amazing views of high cliffs...Add to that the experience of hearing the Cracking waves beneath your feet... Well worth a visit
  • Stunning view and a fantastic example of a sea stack just off the coast. The blow-hole under the head is also very impressive. Well worth a visit.

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