Iniskea (Inishkea) South Island, Co. Mayo - Day Trip

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Iniskea South Island Guided Visit

August 5, 2018 @ 10:00 – 17:00
An Fód Dubh
Blacksod Pier (An Fód Dubh)
Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead)
Co. Mayo.

Iniskea South 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 south island guided visit
Description :
This beautiful little island lies 4 km west of The Mullet peninsula, beyond Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead). Abandoned since the 1930s, this tranquil spot is now home to seabirds and grey seals, ruined houses, wildflowers and the remains of its once thriving whaling station.
The 30 minute 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. 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 South Island – Prices, Reservation & Special Conditions (please read carefully)

Please note :

This day trip to Iniskea can be booked by pre-payment only, either by using the PayPal system below, or by sending a cheque to Tourism Pure Walking Holidays, Breaffy Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. 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 the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout. 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 walk is not suitable for under 13 year olds!

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


12 Responses to Iniskea South Island Guided Visit

  • Marie said on January 5, 2018 at 12:06:

    Is lunch provided??

    • Barry Murphy said on January 5, 2018 at 13:36:

      I’m afraid not, Marie. Along with sun cream, hat, rain gear and water, you should also bring along a packed lunch. Regards, Barry.

  • Leslie O Hora said on January 6, 2018 at 20:24:

    Looks like a great trip

  • Mary murphy said on January 8, 2018 at 10:57:

    If you are 63 on a invalidity pension is it 50 euro I have a free travel pass but I do alot of walking
    What distance are you planning

    • Barry Murphy said on January 26, 2018 at 12:27:

      Hi Mary, I’m afraid that is the price, yes. Total walking is very little, as the island is really quite small. You’d be talking about maybe 4km. However, some of the terrain can be a little rough and there is one slope down the side of a modest hill.

  • Joe said on January 31, 2018 at 16:18:

    Would we be allowed bring a small dog or is it best to leave him at home? Thanks

    • Barry Murphy said on January 31, 2018 at 18:14:

      Hi Joe, I’m afraid the dog will need to stay at home, yes. The island has sheep grazing, so dogs are not permitted, sorry.

  • kevin murphy said on February 13, 2018 at 02:00:

    Do you offer trips to North Iniskea as well?

    • Barry Murphy said on February 19, 2018 at 11:58:

      Hi Kevin, I’ve emailed you a response!

  • Anne Mullarkey said on February 18, 2018 at 00:33:

    What grade of walk is this considered and are walking boots necessary

    • Barry Murphy said on February 19, 2018 at 11:59:

      Hi Anne, I’ve emailed you a reply, but no, you don’t need hiking boots – it’s an easy stroll around this beautiful place.

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