Carrowteige (Ceathrú Thaidhg)

OSI Discovery Series – Map No 23 – G 125 425

The small village of Ceathrú Thaidhg is situated on the northwest Mayo coast. Be aware that this site is not suitable for children due to the unprotected cliffs.


From Ballycastle, head west, past the Céide Fields and Belderg, until a right turn for Ceathrú Thaidhg and Ros Dumhach.

From Bangor Erris, take the Belmullet Road and turn right towards the north, at the T junction turn right again and then you will come to the same junction as described above, turning left for Ceathrú Thaidhg.

Having traversed the small village (there are portaloo toilets in the carpark beside the shop), you will come to a T junction after 2km. Turn left for the beach and dunes at Rinroe Point, or right along a dirt track to the cliffs of Benwee Head, offering a wonderful view out to the Stags of Broadhaven.

Neighbouring Sites:

Mullet Peninsula

Downpatrick Head

This site offers fantastic views of sea cliffs and birds including Raven, Chough, Skuas, Peregrine Falcon, Gannets, Fulmars and other gulls, along with Wheatear, Skylark and Meadow Pipits on the bog and passage migrants in the autumn.

The IWDG also runs a whale and dolphin watch from this site during summer months.

Great Skua, at Ceathrú Thaidhg (© Barry Murphy)

Rare / Scarce / Unusual Birds:

Snow Bunting at Benwee Head (Apr 2021)