Erris

Ballina to Belmullet

One of the most impressive stretches of coastline along the Wild Atlantic Way is just a stone's throw from Downpatrick Head. Dún Briste, the lone sea stack, 50 metres high, stands bravely in the roaring Atlantic. A wonderful sight.
Between Downpatrick and Benwee Head you will discover many more awe-inspiring cliffs, some over 100 metres high.

The old barony of Erris is next on the route. The coastline again offering spellbinding views and sea cliffs. It is a Gaeltacht region so people speak Irish.

The Mullet Peninsula, an area of unspoilt beauty, is completely exposed on the Atlantic side but Blacksod Bay protects it on its easterly side.

Erris Highlights

Rosserk Friary
Mainistir Ros Eric
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Moyne Friary
Mainistir na Maighne
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Lackan Strand
Trá Leacan
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Downpatrick Head
Ceann Dhún Pádraig
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Ceide Fields
Achaidh Chéide
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Benwee Head
An Bhinn Bhuí
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Ballyglass Lighthouse
An Baile Glas
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Erris Head
Ceann Iorrais
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Elly Beach
Tra Oiligh
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Fallmore
An Fál Mór
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