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Bernie S
Belfast, UK769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
On the advice of the guide at the Burren Centre in Kilfenora we drove round Black Head from Ballyvaughan to Fanore. The views of the sea and over to Galway and the Aran Islands are amazing. It was a really sunny and clear day. There are a few stops to pull in and we stopped at Murrooghtoohy viewpoint. It is also a great spot to view the Burren stones. The road is very narrow and windy and it is a bit tricky when you meet a bus of which there are plenty. A lovely drive.
Written May 28, 2022
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RichAdvisor
Reston, VA2,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
The geology around here is quite spectacular. Every mile yields another surprise. This lighthouse is a beauty in its simplicity.
Written September 14, 2019
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Paul Gaughan
Galway, Ireland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 5, 2019
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porterIreland
Dublin, Ireland654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 21, 2017
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DublinEdM
Dublin271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 13, 2017
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Keith N
Cheltenham, UK198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 30, 2017
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