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The coastal town of Belmullet is the capital of the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region of Erris, an area that offers unspoilt beauty, glorious beaches and rich fishing waters.


Situated on the most northerly point of Mayo, remote Belmullet is perched on the Mullet Peninsula. This is an area of splendid and rugged beauty with a backdrop of the rocky cliffs of Erris Head and waters dotted with islands rich in history and archaeology.

Water adventure lovers can dive into canoeing, sailing and kayaking with the local adventure centre and there is also great horse riding and hiking in the area. Golfers can battle the Atlantic winds on the local Carne Links while bird enthusiasts can spot some of the rarer species. Crystal clear waters are perfect for diving enthusiasts. Indoor bowling is a great family friendly option.

Take a day trip on a boat and have a chatter with the local dolphins before exploring the remote islands of Inishkea, Inishglora and Duvillaun More rich in rare wild life and home to the mute swan, the peregrine and the endangered corncrake. The low-lying island coasts are home to large number of grey seals.

The Blacksod lighthouse in an old building nestled in the southern end of the Mullet Peninsula. Built in 1864 it played an important role at the end of the World War II when, in June 1944, the lighthouse keeper delivered a weather forecast which unwittingly changed the course of the war.

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