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Céibh Bhaile na hAbhann (Ballynahown Pier)
Spiddal, Co. Galway
Originally serving the small Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) fishing community of Baile na hAbhann (Ballynahown), the man-made stone pier known as Céibh Bhaile na hAbhann (Ballynahown Pier) has remained well preserved over the years. Take in the tranquil view and boats dotted along the coast from the scenic vantage point.

With a village name that means ‘river settlement’, this wonderfully serene and picturesque location is located about 31km west of Galway City, between Indreabhán (Inverin) and Casla (Costelloe).

The pier is typical of over 60 built in the 19th century that dotted the Connemara coast and it protects a small working harbour with mooring facilities for a limited number of boats. The Galway Hookers, locally operated traditional Connemara sailing boats, still use the Pier and are clearly identifiable by their square-shaped, brick-red sails.

Enjoy the peaceful nature of the surroundings and if the weather is good, your view will extend out across Galway Bay to the Aran Islands, the Burren and the coast of County Clare.

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Ballynahown South, Baile na hAbhann, Co. Galway, Ireland
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