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Stags of Broadhaven in November sunshine

I took advantage of the lovely weather we have been having of late to take a trip out to see the Stags of Broadhaven – one of Mayo’s most iconic and recognisable natural features, rising from the waves off the Dún Chaocháin peninsula along Mayo’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Evening sunbeams glow on the cliff edge overlooking Stags of Broadhaven near Carrowteige, Co Mayo. Photo Anthony Hickey
Evening sunbeams glow on the cliff edge overlooking Stags of Broadhaven near Carrowteige, Co Mayo. Photo Anthony Hickey

The unseasonably mild weather for early November was perfect for driving along the north coast road that winds its way from Ballina to Carrowteige (Ceathrú Thaidhg). The journey takes you through an unspoiled, remote and scenic landscape where you are surrounded by magnificent views of mountain, bog, and seascapes.

And just as I arrived at the cliff edge on the Children of Lir Loop Walk, overlooking the Stags, sunbeams, breaking through the clouds, lit up the cliff edge in a warm glow.

It was a wonderful sight to behold and the photo above captures the magical few minutes when the rays of the sinking sun put a celestial spotlight on the wild and natural beauty of the North Mayo coastline.

By Anthony Hickey

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

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