Rocky Shores and Sea Cliffs in Co. Mayo
Rocky shores are formed by solid rock ( bedrock ) or loose rock ( boulders and cobbles).
On Mayo's west coast there are some of Ireland's highest rocky sea cliffs.
Here, sea birds nest such as: fulmar, kittiwake, puffins, peregrine falcons,turnstones and oystercatchers.
The northern cliffs on Clare Island are very rich in flora: moss campion, purple saxifrage, Irish saxifrage and St.Patrick's cabbage can be found.