Many years ago we saw a movie with this title and it featured some amazing scenery of the west coast of Ireland. A few years later we watched the BBC series : Monty Halls’ great Irish escape which showed more stunning scenery, some lovely wildlife and great people. We decided to investigate for ourselves. We have returned many times and have always felt like we were coming home. We have thousands of pictures so I thought we should share a few that make us smile.
The view from near the top of Errisbeg showing the mermaids tail made up by the stunning beaches of Gurteen and Dogs Bay.
We tend to travel before the school holidays so that we only have small crowds to share ‘our’ beaches!
Other beaches are reserved for the sporting fraternity for training purposes. (Not reserved just me being silly)
If we look away from the sea from the top of Errisbeg, wecan see the bogs and the Bens.
This is the view of Roundstone & Errisbeg from Inishnee (where Monty Halls stayed on his visit)
We also met some local horses whilst we wandered.
Back to the beach
We then took a boat trip to see some more local wildlife.
Being close to the Wild Atlantic way we had to see the spectacular stacks of the Loophead peninsular.
As well as the coastal views we also checked out the mountains and greenery
with its guardians
Then back via the chocolate box scene after Sheefry pass
To the slightly more “crowded” beaches of the beautiful Achill Island
We have so many more images from the mountains , peat bogs and beaches but I think I should stop now as I am suffering withdrawal symptoms.