Blacksod Bay, Belmullet
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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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  • Came across this by accident and what a little gem, it was a cold but sunny November day and the colours of the boats really stood out. 
  • We visited here in November 2016. There is not a lot to see here or in this part of Mayo. The landscape is rather bleak and monotonous and beaches are disappointing. The people are very friendly. 
  • 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...  more »