The Children of Lir walk is one of the Ceathrú Thaidhg Loop Walks and is 10km long (following the blue arrows). This walk is named after the famous story ‘The Children of Lir’. Legend says that four children were turned into swans and condemned to wander the countryside for 900 years, with 300 of these being spent on the the island of Inis Gluaire, off the coast of Erris. Inishglora. The Dun Chaocháin area is one of great physical beauty and has retained many of its traditions and culture – the Irish language is still the vernacular. This part of the north Mayo coast is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets, with many of its majestic cliffs, rugged headlands, rocky coves and jagged stacks apparent only to those who leave the main thoroughfares to discover them. The Stags of Broadhaven can be viewed from this region, as well as the famous An Bhinn Bhuí (Benwee Head) – a Wild Atlantic Way discovery point.
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