Iniskea North Island, Co. Mayo - Day Trip

Iniskea North Island Guided Visit

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 – 17:00
An Fód Dubh
Blacksod Pier (An Fód Dubh)
Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead)
Co. Mayo.

Iniskea North Island Guided Day Visit

Location : Blacksod Pier (An Fód Dubh), The Mullet peninsula, northwest Mayo.
Level : Easy
Duration : approx. 7 hours (pier to pier).
iniskea north island guided visit
Description :
This beautiful little island lies 4 km west of The Mullet peninsula, beyond Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead), but is some 12km and 1 hour from Blacksod pier. Abandoned since the 1930s, this tranquil spot is now home to seabirds and grey seals, ruined houses, early Christian remains, monuments and wildflowers.
The boat ride out is a pleasure in itself, as we look out for dolphins and more. Walking on the island is taking a step back in time, as we recount how the islanders once lived and what caused them to abandon their homes nearly a century ago. A trip to Iniskea is a truly fascinating, peaceful and memorable day out, filled with stories of the past.
Please allow around 90 minutes to get to Blacksod pier (signposted An Fód Dubh) from Castlebar, Westport or Ballina. You will drive through Bangor Erris and then Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead). The boat, which has a capacity of 12 passengers, leaves at 10.00 and typically returns to the pier around 17.00.
iniskea north island guided visit cross slab

Iniskea North Island – Prices, Reservation & Special Conditions (please read carefully)

Please note :

This day trip to Iniskea can be booked by pre-payment only, by using the PayPal system below. Payment is not accepted on the day of travel. Cancellations subsequent to payment having been made will not be entertained and will forfeit 100% of the payment. In the case of the trip being cancelled by Tourism Pure Walking Holidays however, either due to the boat captain’s decision regarding weather conditions or due to insufficient bookings, you will of course be refunded 100% of the charge incurred.

Date :
€ 50
Younger Person of 13 to 18 years
Date :
€ 30

Having hit the “Add to Cart” button, please proceed to your “Shopping Cart” on the right-hand side, to indicate number of walkers and to complete your booking. Please provide your mobile phone number during the booking process, so you can be updated with the weather forecast and if the trip is going ahead, prior to the date.

This trip is not suitable for under 13 year olds!

Enjoy this video introducing you to The Mullet Peninsula of Northwest Mayo.


4 Responses to Iniskea North Island Guided Visit

  • Damian McDonagh said on May 27, 2018 at 10:03:

    Hi Barry,

    I just came across this: I asked a query on a previous post about this. If you still have places please let me know

    Kind regards,

    Damian McDonagh

    • Barry Murphy said on May 28, 2018 at 10:07:

      Hi Damian, thanks for your interest and I’ve sent you a text. regards, Barry

  • Axel Ecker said on April 9, 2019 at 20:01:

    Hi Barry, I will visit county Mayo this year in June (travelling in that area now for more than 20 years), but I haven´t been on the Insikea North island until now, so my question – is it possible to make a booking three month in advance… I will stay at Kilcommonlodge once again and know the way to Blacksod pier, greetings from Frankfurt/Germany, Axel

    • Barry Murphy said on April 11, 2019 at 15:09:

      Hi Axel,
      I hope you received my email response. Regards, Barry.

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