Deirbhile's Twist

County Mayo

'Deirbhile's Twist' is one of several sights in the immediate area that relate to St Deirbhile. At this one, a modern-day stone circle evokes ancient monuments and is part of the North Mayo Sculpture Trail.

You'll find it slightly to the northwest of the peninsula tip, near Blacksod (An Fód Dubh).

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1. St Deirbhile's Church


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2. St Deirbhile's Well

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3. Aughleam Bay

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5. Elly Bay

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6. Mt Slievemore


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7. Silver Strand

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