A Mayo Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point

Downpatrick Head

Downpatrick Head is a Signature Discovery Point on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Route and deservedly so. The headland and sea stack of Dún Briste (the broken fort) is as beautiful, dramatic and inspiring on wild and windy days as it is on calm and sunny days. Do take care, particularly with young children, and do not venture close to the cliff edge as there are no safety barriers.

The sea stack is thought to have broken away from the mainland in 1393. Downpatrick Head is located between Ballycastle village and the discovery point of Ceide Fields.

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