The Impressive Sea Stack of Dun Briste

By | October 30, 2017

Towering 126 feet above the sea, the striking sea stack of Dun Briste, called the Downpatrick Head, stands about 5km north of the village of Ballycastle in Mayo county. The name Downpatrick is derived from a time when St Patrick himself founded a church there. You can still see the ruins of the church building, a stone cross and holy well at the top of Downpatrick Head.

The towering sea stack offers fantastic views of the Atlantic, the Staggs of Broadhaven to the west, and high cliffs along the shore.