Mass is now celebrated on Downpatrick Head on this day. Patrick was erected here in 1912 and this was replaced by a new statue in the early 1980's.
It stretches for approximately nine kilometres and was part of the famine relief program during the 19th century.
Aquaculture is important locally with a salmon farm based at Rossroe while mussel rafts are a common sight more to the east. Mayo Downpatrick Head is located 3 miles north of Ballycastle village standing 126ft above the sea with fantastic views of the Atlantic, the Staggs of Broadhaven and high cliffs along the shore.
The beach is lifeguarded during the bathing season and more information can be found on the notice boards located at the beach. Mayo Killary Harbour/An Caoláire Rua is a fjord located in the west of Ireland in the heart of Connemara which forms a natural border between counties Galway and Mayo.
It is 16 kilometres long and in the centre over 45 metres deep.
With its Blue Flag beach and many historical and archaeological sites, Clare is a must-see island for the visitor willing to take a short ferry ride.