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Ceann Iorrais (Erris Head)
Belmullet, Co. Mayo
Ceann Iorrais, also known as Erris Head, is home to some of the country's most iconic wildlife. It's also a well known and recognised maritime landmark. By crossing a number of fields on the Erris Head Loop Walk, you can take in the cliffs, coastal walks and enchanting scenery.

Take in the beauty of the native wildlife. Below the headland’s steep cliffs, Atlantic seals, porpoises and bottlenose dolphin can occasionally be seen. Whilst rare choughs, known as Irish crows, are known to nest on the cliffs and Irish hares often play and box on the grassland.

At 5km, the Erris Head Loop Walk is an enjoyable coastal walk with spectacular scenery carved out by the Atlantic Ocean. The north facing cliffs here are some of the most exposed in Ireland and along the route you’ll see the remains of the WWII marine and coastguard service lookout post. Close by you should also just about make out the large markings of ‘ÉIRE 62’, which marks one of over 80 coastal navigational aids placed around the Irish coast in 1942 and 1943 to help pilots identify the land as Ireland, a neutral country.

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Glenlara, Belmullet, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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