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Address: An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland

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Stunning scenery

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We called to black sod bay and had a walk around, had a look at the old lighthouse . nice place to walk around & nice views thats about it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely drive around blacksod,the views were amazing and we visited a lovely lighthouse and heritage center*

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Blacksod Bay at the bottom of the Blacksod Peninsula is well worth a visit for its spectacular views and interesting history, especially in relation to World War 11. . The harbour is a departure point for boat trips to the nearby fascinating Inishkea Islands.

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