We have had a few dry days some with sunshine and while temperatures were still cool we took the opportunity to get out and about, particularly as the kids were off school.

Enniscrone (sometimes spelt Inniscrone or Inishcrone) is on the boundary of County Mayo and Sligo. A seaside town with many of the typical seaside town features but the one that it is most famous for is its seaweed baths. I have only ever had one – whereby you submerge yourself in a bathtub full of warm sea water and seaweed. The bath is thought to have many therapeutic benefits for the skin and is also relaxing – if you don’t mind pretending you are a mermaid.

This old Cliff Bath Building dates from 1850 and though no longer in use, stands proud at the northern end of the beach.

Cliff Baths

Cliff Baths

The old baths over look the bay and strand.

The old stone pier was built in the 1870s and while once important for fishing boats, today is used mainly by private boat owners and those organising sea angling trips during the summer months. We found it the perfect picnic site as it gave full protection from a cold wind.

In the summer, the beach is very popular with local people, so it was nice to visit on a quiet March day. The kids still enjoyed building some sandcastles and gathering seashells. And of course enjoying an icecream before heading home.

Detail from the Old Cliff baths

Detail from old Cliff Baths

21 thoughts on “Enniscrone

  1. Julie

    This looks a really lovely trip, your children are lucky. The sky looks so blue too, hard to imagine a chilly wind that day. I’d quite like to try the seaweed bath too!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Some of the photos have been taken using the “pop art” selection on the camera so the blue may be brighter than reality!


    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      It would be lovely to see restored. The new baths are just above them on the main road. No fish and chips involved – just a home-made picnic!

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