Black Head

Black Head, Murroogh: Hours, Address, Black Head Reviews: 4.5/5

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00:00 - 23:59
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RichAdvisor
Reston, VA2,015 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The geology around here is quite spectacular. Every mile yields another surprise. This lighthouse is a beauty in its simplicity.
Written 14 September 2019
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Paul Gaughan
Galway, Ireland12 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Day trip to Blackhead, I know the area well, have travelled very often on my way Doolin and the Cliffs. This time we stopped just after Blackhead lighthouse on the turn to Fanore and there is a straight stone wall that leads, as the crowe flies, from the road right up to Caherdooneerish Fort. It is an easy climb, you just stay with the wall.
The day was overcast but still incredible views, looking over Galway bay at the Connemara mountains and further in the bay to Galway city. Looking out west you have the three beautiful Aran islands and to the south you see the vast Burren landscape and Fanore sandy beach, I will return on a sunny day...
Written 5 April 2019
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porterIreland
Dublin, Ireland652 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
You can really commune with nature here at Blackhead. Stroll atop the limestone down to the Atlantic Ocean and be the only person around and at one with nature. Healthy. Rewarding. Beautiful. Make sure you have your flask in the car for a cupán tea to treats yourself.
Written 21 September 2017
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DublinEdM
Dublin283 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Starting out we knew this was going to be along walk. It was 26 km and we walked it in reverse. We started at Fanore Beach and headed inland, walking across stone-lined trails that seemed like they were probably roads in olden days. There were amazing stone outcrops that looked quite druidic in many locations and made for great photo opportunities. And then we came to do the return part of the Loop that would bring us along some spectacular sea-views and looking back across Galway Bay. Part of the walk along this section was in poor condition, surprisingly overgrown and difficult for walkers underfoot. In parts we felt it was actually dangerous -- we understand now that there are plans to improve it. This stretch of our walk was slow and because of it, the whole walk took us 8 hours!
Written 13 September 2017
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Keith N
Cheltenham182 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
The Black Head Loop is a 26km circular walk that starts at Fanore beach. It ascends the Burren peaks and drops into the river valleys. Finally (when completing the loop anti clockwise) the walk follows the black head itself providing stunning views across the Galway sound.
Written 30 August 2017
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