Belmullet is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in County Mayo.
Belmullet has two bays, Blacksod Bay and Broadhaven Bay, linked by Carter’s Canal running through the town.
It is an area of great scenic beauty and tranquillity, providing an escape from the faster pace of urban life.
John Millington Synge’s play The Playboy of the Western World was based on his experience of the Belmullet area.
The area is popular for fishing, with both fresh-water and sea-angling off Broadhaven Bay. Watersports are also common, with surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing.
Féile Iorras is an International Arts Festival held in the town for a period of about ten days each July.
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