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Situated on the north side of the Loop Head peninsula and at the southwestern extremity of Galway Bay, the Bridges of Ross are perhaps the most famous seawatching site in Europe. Seawatching is at its best in a strong northwesterly blow between July and November, preferably preceded by southwesterly winds that blow birds in to Galway Bay. In suitable conditions, the sheer number and variety of seabirds passing the point as they reorientate westwards out of the bay can be spectacular.

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From Kilkee, take the R487 west towards Loop Head before taking a right on to the minor road signposted to Ross. The large car park is signposted north off this road at Q73555027. Walk north along the west side of the small bay to view from a sheltered position at the cliff edge.

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