Bards In The Woods & On The Beach

Be with us here, this Sunday afternoon :-) 

Its looking exceptional for Bards In The Woods - and On The Beach ,
Today at 2 pm at Old Head, Co. Mayo, west of Westport .
Sunny, dry, 18C, is still the forecast.

No fee !!! Just bring something for shared picnic, 
and some favourite words to share.

Pics, maps, info, RSVP are all here ...


At Old Head, Co. Mayo, close to Louisburgh and west of Westport, is a beautiful beach with an ancient Native Oak Wood that connects with the beach.

Here is a view of it, in the distance, from the Old Head beach.

but the beach below this is very nice, though I have no pics of that yet.

There is a signed entrance on the beach

and this is a photo taken inside this old wood

Apparently, there are some nice easy walk paths too ...

and some steps on the incline parts.

Here is a map showing the old woods, but we will probably only stay in part of the top section of this.

The meet up time is a bit earlier, 2:00 pm, totake advantage of some of the tide.

It is High Tide at 5:13 pm, so we get to see a bit more of the beach that is largely covered at High Tide. Low tide is 11:33 am.

I'll finish this with a winter pic I took here of the woods

Oh, there is also a wonderful Ice Cream Parlour with terrific home made ice cream including an ice cream cone named after Julia Roberts, dedicated to her because her sister lives nearby and Julia visits and stays awhile from time to time.

The coffee is good here too.

I hope you can join us here at one of my own favourite places in Ireland, next Sunday with a fabulous weather forecast.

Meet on the beach in front of the main car park, 
the beach benches shown in the top photo here.

2 pm !!! - Sunday :-) 

Here is a custom Google Map to help you find us
indicating where to park, where to meet, where to walk to the woods.

View Old Head, Co. Mayo in a larger map

Also click here for the Facebook Event Page of this event


  1. What a beautiful beach, and the woods look like a scene from a movie! We wont be able to be there, but I wish we could! All my life I've lived within sight or sound of the ocean till we moved to Cavan. Enjoy the late summer sun!

    1. Hi Ali, thank you, considered I shifted our Cavan forest walk back to doing this Mayo one ... due to a personal excitement for going back here and lack of interest for the Cavan walk this year. Like you, most of my life has been by coastline. I know how to live and survive by a seashore much better than inland. A combination of coast and forest is a true blessing. I am excited about this even if nobody else goes along ... but I think a neighbour or two of mine will come along too :-)


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