Belmullet Small-Group Walking Tour

One might think that there is little to say about a small town in North Mayo. This tour will change that. The tour takes two hours but there are so many stories that the tour could take much longer!

per adult from

$16

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Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Bottled water
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    The walk commences in Carter Square where I tell the story of the founding of the town in 1824 by William Carter. Stories of famous visitors such as JM Synge and JB Yeats will also be recounted here.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    The tour continues to the docks and along the Belmullet Canal built in 1845. The canal links Blacksod and Broadhaven Bays and the water always flows from Blacksod to Broadhaven. Find out why.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    After crossing the canal via the 'new' bridge we head to the sea shore to see the old town wells which were in use until the 1880's

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    We will stop at the Community Hospital which was the location of the Belmullet Workhouse build in the 1850's. The stigma of the workhouse is very much associated with the Great Famine.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    As we make our way along the Tallaght Road we will observe the plaques detailing the Prophecies of Brian Rua who lived in the 17th century. Let's see how many of them came true!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    On arrival at Blacksod Bay we hear the legend of the Children of Lir who spend their last 300 years as swans on Inis Glóra, an island just off the coast of the Mullet Peninsula.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    At the RNLI inshore lifeboat station we hear stories of ships of the retreating Spanish Armada which came into Blacksod Bay sheltering from stormy seas in September 1588. A rendition of The Four Farrelys' by Percy French is performed here.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    A visit to 'The Temple of the Tides of Time' instillation by Travis Price will cause debate as does all public art. Locals call this the 'Bellmullet Bus Stop'.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Belmullet, Belmullet, County Mayo, Western Ireland

    Crossing the canal via the stainless steel footbridge (also by Travis Price) we return to Belmullet 'city centre' to complete the tour. On completion we will have 5,000 steps under our belt.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Belmullet, Co. Mayo, Ireland
    Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Neal Doherty

Activity ID: V-278913P1

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