The Southwest Sights


Dún Chaoin's Pier

Dún Chaoin's Pier Review

Signposted from the main road, Dún Chaoin's pier is surrounded by cliffs of colored Silurian rock, more than 400 million years old and rich in fossils. Down at the pier you can see naomhóga (open fishing boats traditionally made of animal hide stretched over wooden laths and tarred) stored upside down. Three or four men walk the curraghs out to the sea, holding them over their heads. Similar boats are used in the Aran Islands, and when properly handled they're extraordinarily seaworthy.

Updated: 04-10-2014

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