Situated on the very edge of the country, along
the aptly named WIld Atlantic Way, Belmullet (“Mouth of the Mullet”) is an isthmus,
positioned between the bays of Blacksod and Broadhaven and somewhat sheltered from the
wild Atlantic Ocean, which stretches for thousands of miles westwards.
Protection signifies a common and ancient attribute - love. We protect what we care about, what we think is important, that which has a place in our hearts and we do so with words or with silence, with our hands, our body or with just a cover.
Blacksod Bay may seem like an unlikely place to have a connection to a strategic World War II operation, but this remote lighthouse on the southern end of the Mullet Peninsula in Erris, on the edge of Europe, far from the action, played a pivotal role in one of the greatest dramas of the 20th century--the D-Day landings in France.
The term was coined in 2011 by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, but the route was always there.
The Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) spans from Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head in
Donegal to its most southerly, Mizen Head in Cork, taking in Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway,
Clare, and Kerry along the way. 2,500 kilometres of stunning coastline, staggering cliffs,
windswept lighthouses, Blue Flag beaches and national parks make this a special route.