Mayo West of Ireland

Mayo is one of my favourite places to go to in Ireland to relax and off course to surf. I have been living in Dublin all my life and there is nothing better than getting out of the city and heading west to my family’s holiday home outside Westport, Here are a few photos I have taken over the years

Inishgort Lighthouse

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Old Head

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Carrowniskey Beach

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View from Inishgort

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Inishgort Lighthouse

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Achill Beg

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Clew Bay

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Achill Beg

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Clew Bay

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Doolough

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Tawnyard

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Old Head

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Clare Island in the distance

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Clouds on Croagh Patrick

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Croagh Patrick

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Croagh Patrick

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Achill Beg

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Achill Sound

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Inishgort Lighthouse

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Carrowmore Beach

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Old Head

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Croagh Patrick

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Old Head

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Bundorragha River, Delphi

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Carrowniskey

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Bundorragha River, Delphi

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Croagh Patrick

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My Top 10 Surf Spots in Ireland

As you can probably see from my blog I am interested in surfing, I used to surf  frequently before I started my masters. Have not been in the water since last August as I have had to sacrifice a lot of things I enjoy to do this course, but looking forward to getting back in the water this summer. So I decided to compile a list of my top 10 surf spots in Ireland. I have also surfed abroad in California, South Carolina and South West of France (All Photos from Google images)

1. Easkey Left (Sligo)

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Left breaking over flat rocks, can surf at any tide

2. The Peak (Bundoran)

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Flat rock, best surfed at low tide, short rights, longer lefts.

3. Tullan Strand (Donegal)

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Beach Break , very consistent picks up the swell when other places don’t.

4. Carrowniskey (Mayo)( Surf here a lot)

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Beach Break, needs a west swell to work

5. Rossnowlagh (Donegal)

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Beach Break,

6. Lahinch (Clare)

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Beach and reef

7.  Mossies (Kerry)

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Reef

8. Inch Reef (Kerry)

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Reef

9. Strandhill (Sligo)

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Beach

10. Brandon Bay (Kerry).

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Beach Break