Bunowen Bay

Bunowen Bay boasts a lovely white sandy beach on the Slyne Head promontory. On the horizon you can spot Bunowen Castle which was home to the O’Flaherty family.

Here Donald married Grace O’Malley, the famous Pirate Queen, in 1546, and raised a family. When Donald was killed, Grace took over his castle after defeating the people who killed him and moved back to Mayo.