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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  • The whole area is really stunning views , well worth the drive! Most little roads loop back to the main road so one can't really get lost. Take a packed lunch as there are many places to stop and walk...  more »
  • Today's Tragedy at Blacksod brought memories flooding back of an experience I had involving a Helicopter at Blacksod in August 1977. While holidaying in Dugort ,Achill I joined Capt.Alan Mutton of Iri...  more »
  • C J Boland said in his poem about ' the two travelers' that anybody who hadn't seen Mullinahone, shouldn't say he travelled at all. The same could be said of Blacksod Bay. It is remote, rugged, histor...  more »