The Mullet Peninsula (Erris), looking across to Achill Island.

by ionaddeirbhile

Sharing with descendants, a video clip taken recently, October 2016 by Eamon Mangan.

We see the southern tip of the “Mullet Peninsula” showing Blacksod and the Memorial Garden, dedicated to the memory of the families who emigrated in 1883-84. The clip shows clearly the route the ships of the “Allan Line” would have taken on leaving Blacksod Bay.  With the Lighthouse to starboard, Achill Island to port, the Atlantic Ocean lay ahead and a life changing journey began.

Blacksod, Southern Mullet Peninsula

Erris Head, Northern Mullet Peninsula

Thank you to Eamon (a good friend and supporter of the Blacksod Bay Emigration Project) for sharing this with us.