You could say that the ferry from Roonagh Quay to Clare Island departs from dock 9 ¾. It is actually a small pier, quite unassuming, but from which you reach an amazing place, so much so that the 25-minute trip that separates the mainland from Clare Island seems too short, a destination so beautiful merits a long and arduous journey like in the novels. Clare Island is the largest of the 365 islands that make up the archipelago of Clew Bay - one for each day of the year according to the legend.
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.
So beautiful and remote is the Mullet Peninsula that it won the Irish Times “Best Place to Go
Wild” competition in 2014, citing its balance of remoteness, wilderness, unspoilt natural
beauty and array of activities in its selection.