Get Blown Away on Ireland’s Downpatrick Head

Olivia Leaves | Downpatrick Head
I was browsing photos from the last year, and came across my trip to Sligo. We actually stayed in an Airbnb looking out on the ocean in Aughris Head, and spent most of our time driving around county Mayo, but let’s not get technical.

While we were eating lunch in a park, one of my travel companions stopped a man walking his dog, and asked what was nearby that might be interesting to see. The man immediately mentioned Downpatrick Head.

Olivia Leaves | Downpatrick Head-2

This stretch of land has seen it’s fair share of history, from being home to a church founded by Saint Patrick, to a World War II lookout. Once you get used to the breathtaking views of the Atlantic, it’s Dun Briste that will hold your attention. Over 200 meters from the current shoreline, this sea stack separated from the mainland during a storm in the 1300s.

And now? Well it’s a pretty magical sight with the waves crashing against the uneven shore.

Olivia Leaves | Downpatrick Head
Olivia Leaves | Downpatrick Head
Olivia Leaves | Downpatrick Head
Olivia Leaves | Downpatrick Head
Olivia Leaves | Downpatrick Head
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