View this BBC Coast documentary to get to know our area. Our holidayhome is literally underneath Croagh Patrick on the Bertra Beach Peninsular which juts out into the island archipelago of Clew Bay.
Pirate Queen Grainne Ni Mhaille (c. 1530 – c. 1603), usually known in English as Grainne O’Malley or Grace O’Malley,, was Queen of Umaill, Chieftain of the Clan O Maille, and an Irish pirate known as “The Sea Queen Of Connaught”. She and her clan are an important influence shaping the history and identity of the Clew Bay area. Her castles and strongholds such as the Clare Island Castle and the Carraigahowley Castle near Newport can still be visited.
Christmas Swim Clew Bay – Westport Rugby Club www.westportrfc.com
Fundraiser on Bertra Beach, Clew Bay, Westport, Mayo, Ireland.
Great Craic Swim with 30 year tradition. The sound effects emminating from the stuntman and underwater cameraman Robert Kilkelly were due to the fact that the tide was far out and the swimmers had to brave the “schtones” until they got to deep water deep enough to swim ! Filmed in HD with GOPRO cameras by www.rolfzaska.com