Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle

#7 of 33 in Sightseeing in County Mayo
Scenic Walking Area Landmark
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  • This head was one of the highlights of our drive along the Great Atlantic Way. As always, the drive out there is "interesting": narrow, one lane roads. But, if you're driving the Irish countryside, yo...  more »
  • Small uphill climb from car park . No facilities on site. Just amazing to see all the birds and crashing waves . Is dangerous ,so caution is needed. Totally worth the journey to it . Apart from a few ...  more »
  • This is a must see experience and it's free.Not great from small kids as it's a cliff edge but other than that it's beautiful  more »
  • None of the tourist books told us to visit here. My cousins in Killala brought us and it was truly a highlight of our 8 day drive through Ireland. My son enjoyed it more than the Cliffs of Moher! Simply breathtaking (and a bit scary). Signs tell you to not bring dogs here for a good reason. Wonderful place for adults and teenagers/older supervised children. Puffins and seabirds lined the cliff ledges. The wind was blowing but it was beautiful.
  • Fantastic views, easily accessible. Windy on even the best day !
  • Incredible viewing point on the wild Atlantic way, well worth stopping to take in the view and see the ocean at work shaping the coastline.
  • Great views, nice fishing from the cliffs.
  • Beautiful views. Lots of history/info to be found on-site.