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“The Bohea Stone on the Tougher Padraig Trail” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clew Bay Archaeological Trail

Mayo
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“The Bohea Stone on the Tougher Padraig Trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012 via mobile

Bohea Stone on the Tougher Padraig Walk. Very interesting stone placement with its alignment with the pyramidical Croagh Patrick and the famous Rolling Sun, which occurs twice a year. I'll attach photos of this I took last year.

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“scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

never seen anything like it spectacular, the driving around clew bay was something else the. the bay is full of large rocks with furze bushes of wonderful different colors spreading out over the bay. this is a must see for any traveller. keep driving and you wont be disappointed

Visited February 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Ruins/standing stones”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

The trail is very scenic but you will need a guidebook. Unfortunately some sites only add up to a few stones and interpretation or putting the site in context is difficult. You really need to be into this sort of stuff to enjoy. I dont think its suitable for children as they would be pretty bored.

Visited August 2011
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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“So much history in such a magnificently scenic place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

If you like searching through ruins and walking through history, the Clew Bay archaeological trail will keep you occupied for days. I, too, bought the booklet in the Westport Tourist office and it has everything brilliantly highlighted in logical order. A trip out to Clare Island to see the Abbey with its medieval wall paintings and tomb of the Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley is a must. Walking the well marked trail on Clare Island also will delight with majestic views over Clew Bay as well as a tower, a lookout, a megalithic tomb, prehistoric walls and more.

Visited June 2011
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“6,000 years of Co. Mayo History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2008

When driving along the roads in and around Westport, my interest was aroused by the brown "Clew Bay Archaeological Trail" sign-posts dotted along the roadsides. A visit to the tourist office in Westport and a talk with a very helpful lady made all things clear.

The trail consists of 21 sites along 35km from Westport through Murrisk, Louisburg and beyond to Clare Island. From megalithic tombs and stone alignments to a ruined medieval abbey, plus the moving and stunning National Famine Monument at Murrisk and the infamous lady sea-captain's castle on Clare Island, there is something to capture everyone's imagination.

A book containing maps, extremely clear directions and information on all the sites is available to purchase at the tourist office and various retail outlets in and around Westport. I paid €9.95 for a copy - well worth it and a nice souvenir.

During our week-long stay near Louisburg, we visited 12 of the sites and would have achieved more if the weather had been kinder.

My favourite places: Clare Island Abbey; Kilgeever Abbey; the Clapperbridge; the National Famine Monument.

Recommendation: wear a comfortable pair of waterproof walking shoes or boots.

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