Dunmoran – Aughris Head

  • Trailhead: Carpark at Dunmoran Strand
  • Length: 4km
  • Ascent: 20m
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Suggested Gear: Walking boots, trainers
  • Longitude: 54.2692341268
  • Latitude: -8.7516403198

The Trail Map:- OSI Map Series 25

This walking route features the secluded north-facing beach of Dunmoran and the picturesque fishing harbour of Aughris. A peaceful spot with a gentle tide for surfing, the strand also offers 4km of easy, tranquil walking. This walk can be done either as a costal walk or as a spur of the Sligo Way. It crosses the beautiful secluded two mile beach of Dunmoran to the picturesque fishing harbour of Aughris. There is the possibility of linking in with the Sligo Way at Lough Achree just off the Ladies Brae Road.

Aughris Head Dunmoran Strand

The Route
Start from the car park at Dunmoran Strand. Walk the length of the beach, before crossing a new wooden bridge, follow along the coast until you come out at ‘The Beach Bar’ a traditional Irish pub known for its traditional Irish music sessions. Follow the road out past the pub. Take a right turn down towards the pier, before you reach the slip way keep to the left continue the track along the coast with stunning views out over the Atlantic, return back along the same path, past the Beach Bar and over along the beach to the car park where you started.

Did You Know?
Various species of sea birds are found nesting in the surrounding cliffs around Aughris, while in the nearby deserted village you can find traces of booley huts, these primitive huts consisted of dry stone walls with long scraws of sods thrown over the top like a table cloth.

Directions - How to get to the Trailhead.

Take the N4 from Sligo Town for 2.4km. At junction S1, exit onto the N59. Continue for 16km. Turn right and continue for 2.5km following signs for Dunmoran. The trail starts from the carpark.

3 thoughts on “Dunmoran – Aughris Head

  1. If you are coming from Dunmoran Beach car park, after you cross the wooden bridge, it can be difficult underfoot to reach The Beach Bar.
    Not only becase of the tide, but the inevitable build up of pebbles and rocks on the foreshore.

    If you would like to try the beautiful Aughris Head walk, it is better to park at the Beach Bar or near to Aughris Pier, but parking at the pier is limited.

  2. Fantastic walk especially the part around Aughris head. This part can be done without Dunmoran strand just park at the Beach Bar.

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