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Cill Muirbhthe (Kilmurvey) Beach

Kilronan, Galway

A sandy beach situated on Inishmore Island. This whole area is rich in habitats. Several rare plant species are listed in the Red Data Book. The birdlife is considered of international significance. This beach is located on the northern coast of the island.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

There is a restaurant within walking distance of the beach but most facilities are in the village of Kilronan

Activities

Walking
Swimming
Bird watching
Lots of archeological features in the area includeing Dún Aonghosa

Nature and Wildlife

Much of the flora and birdlife of Inishmore is of international significance. and is protected under European wildlife legislation

Water Quality

Not Tested

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

Beach is cleaned regularly.

Dogs

Dogs required to be on a lease and dog fouling removed.

Tourist Information

Ireland West Tourism 091 563081 or www.visitaranislands.com

Location

Nearest town: Kilronan
County: Galway
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1319, -9.74861

Access

Ferry boat. directly from Galway city Dockside (90 minutes). Ros a Mhil (Rossaveal) in Connemara (35 / 40 mins). Doolin in Co. Clare (20 mins) or by air from Indreabhán (Inverin) under 10 mins. From Kilronan village Cill Muirbithe beach is abo

Public Transport

No public transport on island. Possible to pay for a lift from horse draw dischargen carriages.

Parking

Some parking available.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Kilronan