Keem Bay, Achill Island

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    Keem Bay lies at the western end of Achill Island, which in turn lies on the west coast of Ireland and is part of County Mayo. This picturesque bay is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland.

    Until the 1970s this bay used to be one of the main places for the local basking shark fishing industry. These sharks are the second largest fish on earth and grow up to 10m (32 ft) long.
    "At the end of April each year, hardy Irish fishermen would go after the muldoans, as they were known, stretching an entangling net across Achill's Bay of Keem and taking up to 30 sharks a day until the end of the season in August. Up to 1800 sharks were taken each year between 1951 and 1955, but from 1956 the catch declined significantly." from

    Melissa_A, Darwin Bell, flopper, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. flopper 99 months ago | reply

      beautiful scene!!
      about my photo, I used filter, so the sky seems darker. I will try to avoid it if possible, but I may need to get another filter. I am glad you could notice!

    2. Phil O'Toole 99 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot Hauke...and I appreciate the background info :-)

    3. Ashok (Chunangadan) 99 months ago | reply

      Ah, my favorite part of Ireland!

    4. aussiegall 99 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. Looks like something off a post card

    5. MissyV110 99 months ago | reply

      it makes me want to stroll here so MUCH, what a beautiful shot.

    6. suedot 99 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot!! What a beautiful place, and interesting to hear its history, too!!

    7. islanddreams132 99 months ago | reply

      wow just to beatiful for words.

    8. summ99 99 months ago | reply

      Wie im Märchen so schöön;)

      Würde mich riesig freuen wenn Du Deine Bilder auch in meiner Landschaft-Landscape Gruppe zeigst;)
      Einladung folgt...

    9. The_Jorr 99 months ago | reply

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    10. karstenkneese 88 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Two years ago I spent my summer holidays on Achill Island, and I have to say that Keem Bay really is amazing. For me it is the most beautiful beach I know.

    11. Oliventino 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Europe in photos, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    12. bkwdayton 81 months ago | reply

      We'd love to see your photo in our Take Us There: Ireland discussion thread at Color Photo Award (PREMIER).
      Your fantastic color picture is my winner!
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