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Church in Mullet Peninsula

St Deirbhile's Church

If you can squeeze your way through the west window of this ancient 12th-century church ruin three times, you will never die from drowning (legend attests). St Deirbhile is purported to be buried here.
Beach in Mullet Peninsula

Aughleam Bay

Down in the southwest of the peninsula, this is a gorgeous beach. South of the beach, look out for the gaunt uninhabited tower ruin along Tower Rd.
Beach in Mullet Peninsula

Elly Bay

This lovely beach is a prime spot for birdwatchers and dolphin-watchers, as well as surfers.
Beach in Mullet Peninsula

Mullaghroe Beach

South of Elly Bay, this Blue Flag beach overlooks Blacksod Bay.
Cultural Centre in Mullet Peninsula

Áras Inis Gluiare

Bilingual arts centre in Belmullet.
Monument in Mullet Peninsula

Deirbhile's Twist

Near Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) are the remains of an old church. Just up from here is the first of several sites related to St Dervla. 'Deirbhile's Twist' is a modern-day stone circle that evokes ancient monuments (it'…