Change of Dates for Enniscrone Ox

Please note the slight change of dates for the upcoming short midweek guided walking break for those available to come west during the week.

Enniscrone Ox Midweek now takes place from Monday May 17 through Wednesday May 19, rather than one day later, as had been previously advertised.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused to those interested in this event.

Stroll at Enniscrone

Enniscrone, just over the border in Co. Sligo, has one of the most impressive strands in Ireland.

Below are a few photos I took while walking the loop the other day. Heading out of the village, you can walk for over 3 km westwards, towards the mouth of the River Moy, before turning south, then eastwards through the dunes and the track which traverses the golf course, back to the village.

In the extraordinary weather we’re currently being treated to, it’s a lovely walk.

See my earlier post on a beached Minke whale at Enniscrone, here.

Beached Minke Whale at Enniscrone

I took a spin up to Enniscrone this morning to see the unfortunate dead Minke Whale, washed up on the brilliantly named Diamond Valley Beach at Enniscrone.

The whale measures 8.7 m and will remain there until at least this evening and maybe even until tomorrow morning, according to Sligo County Council’s local office.

Minkes are quite common off Ireland’s West coast and are the smallest baleen whale. They have white spots on their flippers and their dorsal fin is quite small and quite far back along the back.