Fodor's Expert Review Blacksod Lighthouse

Belmullet Historical

Few would believe that the modest, sandstone lighthouse on the southeast tip of the Mullet Peninsula could have had a pivotal role in history, but a weather report issued by the lighthouse keeper on June 3, 1944, convinced General Dwight D. Eisenhower to delay the D-Day invasion of Normandy by 24 hours. This delay saved the Allies from a catastrophic fate. Blacksod Lighthouse dates from 1864 and embraces the full brunt of the Atlantic Ocean's extreme weather.

Historical Lighthouse

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Belmullet, Co. Mayo  Ireland

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Rate Includes: Closed fall--spring. Contact ahead

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