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Address: An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland

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Stunning views!

The views of the bay are stunning, especially on a sunny day. It is an area with a special lace in history as it has the lighthouse and weather station used to predict the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LibbyH1
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views of the bay are stunning, especially on a sunny day. It is an area with a special lace in history as it has the lighthouse and weather station used to predict the weather for the DDay invasion. It is worth the drive to see this if you are in the area.

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eire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you get used of the fact that your in the 'Gaeltacht' which means an Irish speaking area and you familiarize yourself with the Gaelic road signage like Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead your all set to explore this beautiful peninsula.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove around this area and to the bay. Really lovely part of the world and very scenic. Definitely worth a visit. Locals really friendly~ waving hello at us!

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1 Thank calsilver77
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

It worth the 15-20 minute trip from Belmullet to Blacksod Bay to see this old lighthouse and weather station. It was from here that the Normandy landings received the up to date weather forecast. But its not really the buildings but the scenery which takes centre stage in this part of the world. A leisurely drive taking you past a... More 

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dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Blacksod lighthouse played its own special part in history as the lighthouse keeper a Mr Sweeney was responsible for passing on the weather forecast to the British and American High Commands with regards to the D day Landings on the beaches of Normansy, France.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Blacksod bay has beautiful views out over the sea with the lighthouse dominating the shore. It is worth a trip as you loop around and see the area. Stop here to relax and take in the views.

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Tyrone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

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.

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Blacksod is a beautiful remote point that is woth visiting winter or summer. There is no pub/restaurant on site which is unusual for an Irish harbour , but Belmullet is not too far away. There is a plaque of the wall commemorating the forecast sent from here for the D Day landings. Worth visiting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

The enjoyable part of this was the fabulous drive to it...there's a nice small harbour and lighthouse and some lovely views but I only stayed a few minutes. It is April and nothing is open. .. I'd have stayed for a coffee if there was one to buy. I recommend driving the small roads in this area...the scenery is breathtaking

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The whole of the Mullet penninsula is well worth visiting and Blacksod bay is lovely place to view it from

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