Blacksod Bay, Belmullet

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Blacksod Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean in Erris, North County Mayo, Ireland. The 16km long and 8km bay is bounded on its western side by the Mullet Peninsula. Its eastern side includes Kiltane Parish which extends southwards from Belmullet towards Gweesalia and Doohoma.In June 1944, Supreme Allied commander Dwight Eisenhower made the decision to go ahead with the D-Day landings based on a detailed weather report from Blacksod Bay. Despite the official position of Irish neutrality, providing meteorological data on the Atlantic Ocean was just one of many things Ireland did to assist the Allies during the Second World War.GeographyBlacksod Bay, which contains many little islets, opens to the Atlantic Ocean. The granite found in this area as most of the rest of the substrate consists of ancient gneiss and schist. The Mullet peninsula is covered with fairly flat sand dunes. Blacksod Bay is wide at its mouth and is a safe place for anchorage.
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  • A must for WW11 history buffs, if this weather forecaster hadn't got it absolutely right we'd most likely all be speaking German. An absorbing must to Google this story, from the romance between the w...  read more »
  • We had a lot of fun travelling around the Belmullet area. We stopped at the Blacksod pier to watch the fishermen. A small lobster bought had just came in and we asked if we could buy some. We went bac...  read more »
  • If you are over this part of the world it's worth the extra trip down the Blacksod peninsula for a look and walk around the lighthouse area. The lighthouse building itself stunning while there area gr...  read more »
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