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A must stop.

This is a gem to visit. Never crowded. We call here every time we are passing. Must be on 30 times... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
England UK
An amazing natural wonder

We travelled to Ireland in May and prior to leaving Sligo, enquired at the Tourist Office about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Downpatrick Head is a place of spectacular scenic and geological importance. One of the noted locations on the West of Ireland's world renowned "Wild Atlantic Way". A tourist location not to be missed if you are in the area of north Mayo. The sea...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 miles North of Ballycastle | Co Mayo, Ballycastle, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a gem to visit. Never crowded. We call here every time we are passing. Must be on 30 times now and never tire of the view. About 2 and a half miles from Ballycastle on the road to Lacken.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Ireland in May and prior to leaving Sligo, enquired at the Tourist Office about sights to see on the next leg of our journey to WESTPORT. The helpful lady recommended Downpatrick Head as a must see and one of her favourite places...More

Thank Lorraine-Apr2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing spot - you have geographical, historical, artistic and breath taking views all in one spot! We visited on a wet and wild Mayo summer's day, and the weather did not detract from our visit. There are 2 blowholes to see, Dun Briste sea stack,...More

1  Thank ostan14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place by accident but so worthwhile to stop and explore. Amazing views on a clear day but would not advise taking small children as cliffs drop directly into sea and no barrier fence.

1  Thank rosiemac2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Downpatrick Head was a highlight of our trip to North and West Mayo. A wild rugged area featuring blowholes and an amazing sea stack. There are no security barriers on the cliffs so 'active' children may need careful watching. No facilities on the site but...More

1  Thank Mary O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing location. Like the Cliffs in someway, but not commercialized at all. It was so nice to see something so beautiful without a lot of people around. A must see!

Thank dictator7
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We visited downpatrick head at about 5pm on a showery blustery weekday. The road from Ballycastle to Downpatrick head is a typical country road but wide enough for passing and well signposted. There is a big car park with a tea coffee vendor . Entry...More

1  Thank vanhoobydooby
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This was one of the highlights of my tour along the North West of Ireland. Such an amazing scene awaits you when you reach the cliff edge to see Dun Briste, we stayed for over an hour, just taking in the peaceful, stunning scenery. With...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is an amazing place to visit although a little scary if you are afraid of heights. Downpatrick Head is a short , easy 10 minutes walk from the car park and consists of the blow holes, cliffs and stack.There are no barriers on the...More

1  Thank Dymps66
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Downpatrick Head is a definite must-see ! There are several interesting and historically relevant things to see and the views are stunning! A lovely walk up from the carpark .

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17 August 2017|
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Response from thepod1981 | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of parking
Ciara H
7 July 2017|
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Response from Stuart M | Property representative |
Hello Ciara. So sorry for late reply and you may have already visited Down Patrick Head. No problem with small dogs but must be kept on a lead for your safety. Very high cliffs with no safety barriers. We do hope you can... More