Blacksod Bay
Blacksod Bay
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silverfox711
Stillorgan, Ireland399 contributions
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This place is beautiful but at the time we visited the weather was beautiful & the scenery was stunning. The pier at Blacksod was busy with fishing boats & lots of other boats used for pleasure & reward. Visitors can get a boat or catamaran from the pier to the nearby Inniskea islands or have a day's fishing in the bay. The Inniskea islands are less than a 30 minute trip away & though they are now uninhabited, there are pristine beaches, ruins of the houses of previous residents, & historical sites & other interesting sites.
Blacksod lighthouse is historical in its own right because it is from this very place that the weather signal for the allied troops to land at Normandy was sent in 1944. Whatever the weather, this is a delightful place to visit.
Written August 17, 2020
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Mary US
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This is more of an area than just the lighthouse which is beautiful but not opened to the public yet, the road loops around the shore to take in Faulmore, Dearbhla's well, ruins of the old church, beaches and stunning views over Achill the Iniskea Islands and Blackrock Lighthouse in the distance. The pier is a working pier with local boats unloading in the evening, I believe this is where the boats taking day trippers also depart. This area is well worth touring.
Written July 29, 2020
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Barry
Sligo, Ireland121 contributions
Couples
We decided to travel to Westport for our weekend break away. I remember that terrible tragedy where the crew of Rescue 116 sadly lost their lives. It will soon be a year since that fateful night and we felt compelled to visit Blacksod and pay our respects to Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith, and Paul Ormsby. The views of the surrounding mountains and the sound of the sea was just so peaceful.
Written February 17, 2018
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Anne M
54 contributions
Family
The views of Blacksod Bay and the Blackrock Island are stunningly beautiful on a sunny day like today.
For any Irish person it is also tinged with sadness for the crew of Rescue 116 who died here in the service of others in 2017.

The beautiful scene and the tragedy are inextricably linked.
Written April 4, 2018
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C_and_H_11
Dublin, Ireland720 contributions
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Blacksod Bay was one of the very few areas of the beauiful coastal regions we had not been to before & as part of the Wild Atlantic Way, we decided to fill in the dots. It is wonderful, wild, scenic & unspoilt. Like so many areas along the beautiful coastline of Ireland, there are panoramic views whichever way you look. (We had a clear day, so best for capturing all the views) You can look back towards the mainland, the Nephin mountains & Ballycroy National Park (which was another revelation!) Then across to Achill Island & some of the smaller islands that are dotted along the coastline & of course out into the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse is at the tip of the peninsula & it was from here, one of the deciding weather forecasts was sent for the D Day landings. There is a plaque to commemorate this fact on the lighthouse. From this point, you are looking South to Slievemore which is the highest peak on Achill & across to some of the beautiful golden beaches across Blacksod Bay. This area is just a sample of the Wild Atlantic Way, & there are many beautiful spots along the route, Blacksod Bay is among the best!!
Written August 30, 2015
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Humanitarian-Loggie
London, UK266 contributions
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I declare an interest as my great-grandfather was a coastguard here in the 1870s, but I take pride in the Blacksod coastguard station (on the right just before the lighthouse, now private housing) having later provided the definitive weather forecast for the D-Day landings. The commemorative plaque is erroneously placed on the Blacksod lighthouse.
The scenery is awesome on all sides with magnificent views from the end of the pier, and the history is fascinating. Do visit the local Ionad Deirbhle - Eachléim Heritage Centre named after Saint Deirbhile (Dervla), on the main road down the peninsula. Fascinating presentation on the emigration ships ' movements from the Bay, books of moving newspaper cuttings on drownings and shipwrecks, old photographs...
It is a truly splendid spot.
Written August 11, 2014
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berni h
21 contributions
Couples
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!
Written April 21, 2017
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Mike Fagan
Foxrock, Dublin 18.57 contributions
Couples
A must for WW11 history buffs, if this weather forecaster hadn't got it absolutely right we'd most likely all be speaking German. An absorbing must to Google this story, from the romance between the weather forecaster guy in this lighthouse & the local lady in the Post Office who took the calls from London where D-Day was being planned (they subsequently married), to the final decisions being made by the Allies, to the actual landings, this would make a gripping but very personal movie.
Written October 9, 2016
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Herc
Leitrim, Ireland180 contributions
Family
If you are over this part of the world it's worth the extra trip down the Blacksod peninsula for a look and walk around the lighthouse area. The lighthouse building itself stunning while there area great beaches dotted all over the area, both sheltered and wild depending on which side you go to. A short walk from the lighthouse and you have some good climbs to get even better views both inland, sea bound and also towards Achill.
Written September 12, 2016
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TyroneJack_D_man
Tyrone16 contributions
Absolutely unbelievable views all around the area, great for walking or hiking. Lovely Irish bar called Una's is a great place for a relaxing drink.
Written May 18, 2016
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