Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle

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  • Absolutely stunning sight, not a place for young children as you can go right to the cliff edge - not for the faint hearted. Well worth a visit on a calm sunny day as you are totally exposed to the el...  more »
  • It really was a well spent evening in Downpatrick Head... beautiful place ...a must. Be careful as there is no fence but I suppose that makes it more fascinating...  more »
  • The cliffs of moher are better known but downpatrick is incredible in itself. A beautiful landscape surrounds it. It's close enough to the ceide fields to do both in one afternoon.  more »
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  • Full on dramatic scenery on the Wild Atlantic Way. High vertical cliffs and a sea stack that used to be connected to the mainland, and people used to live on it. A big blow hole with contemporary seating area with information point. Highly recommended.
  • 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 was something we just stumbled upon while driving, and boy were we glad that we did. We would have planned to come here if we knew about it. I feel it is better than the cliffs of moher, because you can get right up to the cliffs edge without being swarmed by other tourists! Watch your footing, because that cliff certainly sneaks up on you!!
  • We took a trip with Walk West Ireland to this Iconic sea stack. We were given information on culture, heritage & the history of County Mayo.
  • 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.
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