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Gweesala and Doohoma

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Gweesala and Doohoma
From Belmullet travel south along Blacksod Bay to Gaoth Sáile. From Gaoth Sáile, which means Salty Wind or Sea Wind, the road tends to keep to the fringe of the peninsula with stunning views of the Nephin Beg Mountain range to the east and the towering Slievemore Peak on Achill Island to the south. The townland and village of Dú Thuama was the setting for John Millington Synge’s famous classic – “The Playboy Of The Western World”. The annual greyhound and horse racing on the strand during August in Dú Locha is a must for the visitor and one may also see a group of “Strawboys” going to a local wedding.

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