Discovery Points

Discovery Points

Bridges of Ross


Ross Bay
Republic of Ireland

The Bridges of Ross lies on the western side of a natural harbour (Ross Bay) with views north to the Atlantic Ocean, near the village of Kilbaha.

Historically the Bridges of Ross referred to a trio of spectacular natural sea arches, two of which have since fallen into the sea. While only one ‘bridge’ remains the name remains in the plural. As the remaining bridge cannot be seen from the road, visitors can walk a few hundred metres west along the footpath from the Bridges of Ross car par.

During autumn migration the seabirds pass very close to shore. While sitting at this sea watching point one faces northwards, so the light and sun is at your back, this is a great place the observe the marvellous views of the coast and the West Atlantic Ocean.
The Bridges of Ross is located on the north side of the Loop Head peninsula, approximately 8.0 kilometres due west of Carrigaholt, and is accessed via the R478. Head due west left from the Bridges of Ross car park and walk for a few hundred metres along the footpath.

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