Photographer's Note

Bunbeg is situated on Ireland`s N.W. coast. It is a small harbour located at the mouth of a creek in Gweedore bay. Gweedore bay is almost cut off from the sea by a string of over half a dozen islands. This is a beautiful area of steep mountains and bright beaches. The harbour is well sheltered from all wind directions, and is suitable for fairly big boats with up to 6 foot draught.

There are two slipways where boats can be pulled up. a few years ago the Pier was extended and there is now a good depth of water at all times.

As you head inwards towards the river mouth the Harbour broadens out into a large pool. There is plenty of water here at half tide for boats of three foot draught; boats larger than this should wait for high tide. Above this again there is another pool where there is a slipway but there is very little water here one hour after high tide. This pool dries out at low water. There is plenty of room to berth alongside the Pier.

Vessels of about 500 ton used to come into the old Quay during spring tides

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