Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle

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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 5, 2017
    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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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    Fantastic views, easily accessible. Windy on even the best day !
  • February 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    Great views, nice fishing from the cliffs.
  • February 5, 2017
    Beautiful views. Lots of history/info to be found on-site.

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