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Blacksod Bay

An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland
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A great little road trip

We drove out here from Achill, stopping at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre and then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracey S
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We drive to area

This area is a fishing port by the look of it. the views to sea are good, the weather was sunny but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen J
Orpington, United Kingdom
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An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove out here from Achill, stopping at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre and then Belmullet (for some lunch) on the way through. It was a beautiful day and each turn in the road brought another beautiful view of the small bays and bright blue...More

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is a fishing port by the look of it. the views to sea are good, the weather was sunny but windy

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the old lighthouse on a tour around the south of peninsula, WW2 buffs will enjoy seeing the D-day weather forecast memorial plaque. Don't miss the spiral stone sculpture at Falmore and the fantastic white sand beach at Glosh if you're in the area.

Thank MayoForSam
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Steeped in history, this area is surprisingly linked to many historical events...but I'll let you figure them out yourself!! Lovely walks and quiet beaches... worth a visit!

1  Thank berniguille
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My ancestors came from the area- very rugged and beautiful, but I can see why life as a subsistence farmer was so difficult here!

1  Thank Dana J
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

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 round.

Thank Meliepod
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 Irish Helicopters on an early morning trip taking Lighthouse Keepers off Blackrock and Eagle...More

3  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

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, historic & spectacular, sitting on the edge of the...More

Thank silverfox711
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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.

Thank PatOcarson
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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.

Thank Vincent1609
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Dan L
Would this building be the rear view of the building Capt. Mutton , myself and the two lighthouse keepers would have gone to after landing helicopter which had engine trouble in August 1977 and where Tim Sweeney looked after us so well. Would the front of Building be close to shoreline and facing Achill and particularly Dugort. I remember being able to look across and see the Strand Hotel where I was staying and being told by Tim Sweeney that it was a 50 miles journey by road and me now on foot at 8.30 am looking the worst for wear as late nights in Achill were the norm back then. The journey back I could only describe as excilerating and hilarious
15 March 2017|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
My apologies to all in Blacksod for not having Ted Sweeney properly named by referring to him as Tim. Billy Scott of the Strand Hotel in Dugort always spoke very highly of the same Ted. Not letting this year pass without... More
Fred M
I have just returned from Westport (2nd visit this year) until I watched a bbc4 history of weather forecasting I was unaware of Blacksod Bay lighthouse and its historical importance. It is 1st on my list of visits to make on my return. F McC
5 June 2016|
Response from Sue M |
Hi ,just to say you won't regret it absolutely stunning and the lighthouse is very interesting been several times now and only returned from blacksod last week,here's looking forward to our next visit.