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An amazing views

This is well worth a trip....definitely should not be missed. A walk up the hill to see a view... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Claire R
Dublin, Ireland
Family field trip

A family field trip today covered both subjects of history and geography. The beauty of this Wild... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Claremorris, Ireland
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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 4 November 2018

This is well worth a trip....definitely should not be missed. A walk up the hill to see a view which completely takes you away. No-one should miss this if traveling around Noth Mayo.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claire R
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

A family field trip today covered both subjects of history and geography. The beauty of this Wild Atlantic Way hotspot is breathtaking. Family photo opportunities galore for the memory bank.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Birdeen
Reviewed 30 October 2018

An amazing headland. Would go there in preference to Cliffs of Moher. I think they are more interesting, they are free to see and there are no crowds because it's a bit harder to get to. There is also a blowhole.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DEB2076
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Just as good or even better than the Cliffs of Moher and parking is free with just a short walk to the cliffs edge. Also there is a WWII emblem Embedded in to the field to notify aircraft that it was Ireland they were flying...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AbbeytownRay
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is one of the top things to see in the West of Ireland. Make sure to bring waterproof shoes as the land on the top of the cliff can get pretty waterlogged when it's been raining

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lorraine-Apr2016
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ostan14
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rosiemac2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank maryo226
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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