Categories
Beaches Erris Home

Glosh beach is full of surprises

A visit to Glosh beach, at the southern end of the Mullet Peninsula, can sometimes turn up the most unexpected surprises – such as beach sculptures made from driftwood and other bits of flotsam washed ashore by the North Atlantic.

One of the mysterious sculptures on Glosh Beach, Termon, near Eachleim, looking out on the Inishkea Islands. Photo: Anthony Hickey
One of the mysterious sculptures on Glosh Beach, Termon, near Eachleim, looking out on the Inishkea Islands. Photo: Anthony Hickey

Glosh beach (also known as PortGlosh beach) is located near the pretty village of Eachleim and is one of Mayo’s many unspoiled beaches that stretch for miles.

It’s perfect for a long walk with only the sounds of the crashing waves, the calls of the graceful seabirds, and the magnificent sea views of the fabled Inishkea Islands to keep you company.

It’s best to plan your walk for low tide to enjoy the full expanse of Glosh beach.

From the top of Termon Hill, sometimes referred to as Glosh Hill, near Blacksod, you have a magnificent view of Glosh beach as it stretches back towards Cross Beach and all the way north to Elly Bay.

Nearby is Glosh Tower, one of the many Napoleonic Signal Towers built around Ireland’s coastline between 1804- 06, to warn the authorities if a French invasion fleet was spotted offshore.

The mysterious timber and rope sculptures of Glosh were a pleasant surprise – I cannot wait for my next visit to make more exciting discoveries.

Glosh Beach, Termon, Blacksod, Co Mayo, stretches as far as the eye can see. Photo: Anthony Hickey
Glosh Beach, Termon, Blacksod, Co Mayo, stretches as far as the eye can see. Photo: Anthony Hickey

By Anthony Hickey

Follow writer and photographer, Anthony Hickey, as he travels around his native Co. Mayo, Ireland.

2 replies on “Glosh beach is full of surprises”

Anthony, I love what you’ve written and your pics of Glosh. The last house on Glosh Road – right across from the tower – is my family’s home. My father, Michael Walsh, with my aunts, Mary, Margaret, Bridget, and my uncles, Paddy and John, all grew up there. My grandparents, Richard and Ann, settled there from the Inishskeas.
Richard thanks for telling us about your family connection with Glosh. It is one of my favourite places to visit and I keep returning there to enjoy the tranquility and beautiful views. Anthony

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s