Belmullet , Co. Mayo

Belmullet , Co. Mayo

Belmullet is a little fishing village and resort on the narrow neck of land that joins the Mullet Peninsula to the mainland and is worth a stop on any tours of Ireland.

The seaward side of the peninsula is bare rock , the Atlantic gales stripping off any vegetation , while the other side has gentler fields leading down to sandy bays on landlocked Blacksod Bay.

The road from Belmullet to Killala is for the lovers of wild cliffs , desolate moorland and immense open spaces. Benwee Head is the highest cliff in the region standing at 829ft , and either side of Portacloy is a succession of cliffs and headlands , fjords and little creeks. At Porturlin , to the East of Portacloy , the Arches are a rock formation in the sea with cliffs towering above ; entered by rowboat. From the cliffs you can see the Stacks of Broadhaven , seven pillars of rock rising 300ft from the sea. Inland, the Barony of Erris is bleak , uninhabited but superb heather-clad moorland.

Visit Belmullet and see the Stacks of Broadhaven on your Ireland tours !