Top Ten Mullaghmore Activities


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Top Ten Mullaghmore Activities

1. Sea Fishing

Mullaghmore is the most popular place in Sligo to go Sea Fishing! Located in North Sligo Sea Anglers have their top choice of great inshore and deep sea fishing spots in the Atlantic Bays of Donegal and Sligo. It was from here that the M.V. Kiwi Girl landed 2 Giant Blue Fin Tuna in 2013.

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2. Scuba Diving

Mullaghmore is the only place in Sligo that offers Scuba Diving Taster Sessions, PADI Courses and Scuba Diving Safaris and Rib Dives. Scuba Divers from all over the world come to explore the diverse and beautiful underwater landscapes and sea life at Dive Sites like Thumb Rock and Pigeon’s Cove in Mullaghmore.

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3. Inishmurray Boat Trips

Every year more and more tourists and locals take a day trip from Mullaghmore to see Inishmurray Island. It’s easy to see why as this uninhabited island is one of the best-preserved early medieval church sites of northern Europe. The remains of the monastery are extensive, and the Island is home to an abundance of wildlife such as sea birds, rabbits, wildflowers and seals.

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4. Sea Life Safaris

Sligo and Donegal has an abundance of interesting Sea Life to search for and what better way of doing this than to take a Sea Life Boat Safari. You can search for Sea Birds, Whales, Dolphins, Basking Sharks and Seals. This is a fun and educational activity for all the family and you can even try your hand at some inshore sea fishing on these great days out.

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5. Big Wave Surfing

Mullaghmore is now recognised as one of the top big wave surfing spots in Europe, and rightly so with giant waves of up to 50ft being surfed in winter swells. While only a few brave souls take on these monsters it makes a great spectator sport and you can watch the professionals take on these waves from the safety of Mullaghmore Head or if you’re a Photographer or Journalist you can get closer to the action by booking a place the M.V. Kiwi Girl.

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6.Walking & Exploring

There are many great walks with fantastic views in Mullaghmore. If you would like a leisurely stroll, the village has a lovely green area in front of the harbour, and you can walk along Mullaghmore Pier to view all the water sport and fishing activities on show. For a medium level walk you can go to the end of Mullaghmore’s Green Flag Beach and back which is 6 km. For a longer walk you can park your car at Bunduff Strand and walk the whole way across and Beach and around Mullaghmore Head and back which is 8km.

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Mullaghmore is a Photographer’s paradise with so many unique and interesting shots you can take. The Iconic classiebawn Castle is the most notable landmark on Mullaghmore Head and makes a great photograph from different angles and in different lights. A photograph of the castle was even featured on the cover of The Lonely Planet’s Guide to Ireland. Of course Mullaghmore’s Big Wave Surfing also attracts top local and international photographers and Offshore Watersports provides hire of the M.V. Kiwi Girl for getting close up to the action.

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8.Dine Out

Eithna’s By the Sea is an award-winning Seafood Restaurant overlooks the harbour in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. Established for over 16 years, Eithna’s By The Sea Restaurant won the Georgina Campbell and BIM 2014 award for its seafood, shellfish and lobster dishes as well as Eithna’s use of seaweed in both savoury and sweet dishes. You can also eat in both of Mullaghmore’s Hotels The Pier Head & The Beach.

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9.Have a Pint

After a great day of fishing, scuba diving or exploring Mullaghmore why not relax with a pint while watching the sun go down over the harbour. Mullaghmore has 2 great hotels with bars and live music every weekend. Mullaghmore also has some great annual events such as The Famous Donkey Derby or Set Dancing by the Sea.

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10.Enjoy the views

Mullaghmore is perfectly situated to enjoy superb views of Donegal and Sligo Bay as well as the Dartry Mountain range including Ireland’s famous Benbulben Mountain. Mullaghmore Head Loop Drive/Walk provides great vantage points for Big Wave and Sea Bird Watching as well as a great view of Classiebawn Castle. Or simply relax by the pier and enjoy the views of watersports and local fishermen unloading the day’s catch.

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