Doonamo Point, Belmullet, Co Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: September 15, 2015
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Mayo
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Doonamo Point (Dun na mBo) on the Belmullet Peninsula, Co Mayo is a Discovery Point on The Wild Atlantic Way  is one of the wildest in Erris - a region that was voted the best place in Ireland to go wild! A sculpture has been built here around a blowhole, allowing visitors to experience the wild Atlantic waves pushing up through the land! The sculpture at the blowhole is accessible via a pedestrian gate and once there at the top of the cliffs, you get uninterrupted views of the Atlantic. Photo below by Raymond Fogarty. 

Doonamo Point and Blowhole, Dun na mBo, Erris, Co Mayo, Ireland ccRaymond Fogarty

The Blowhole sculpture at Doonamo Point is part of the Tir Saile or the North Mayo Sculpture Trail. This 'Blowhole', designed by the American artist Travis Price and completed in 2002 is dedicated to those lost at sea. The explanatory text states 'The early Celts believed in 'thin places' - geographical locations scattered throughout Ireland where a person experiences only a very thin divide between past, present and future times; places where a person is somehow able, possibly only for a moment, to encounter a more ancient reality within present time, or places where perhaps only in a glance we are somehow transported into the future'.

1. Doonamo Point, Belmullet, Co Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Altitude: 8 m