Annagh Head, Belmullet, Co Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

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  • Created: September 16, 2015
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Mayo
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Annagh Head (Ceann Eanach) is a headland on the Mullet Peninsula is one of the oldest sites on the Wild Atlantic Way and a spot that is steeped in Irish folklore and mythology. The bedrock here is 1,753 million years old, the oldest in Ireland. From the headland, you can see Eagle Island to the north, and the legendary island of Inishglora (Inis Gluaire) to the south, where, according to folklore and mythology, the Children of Lir were buried.

Annagh Head, Belmullet, Wild Atlantic Way, Co. Mayo, Ireland

This area was voted by 'The Irish Times' as one of the 'best places in Ireland to go wild' and it is definitely true with spectacular views from the headland at this great Discovery Point on The Wild Atlantic Way. In August 1940, the bodies of British Soldiers from the torpedoed Arandora Star were washed up here. The WWII coastal lookout post 61 and EIRE sign was also located here although no visible evidence can be seen.

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1. Annagh Head, Belmullet, Co Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

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