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Rossaveal Galway

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Two Iceland Gulls and one Glaucous Gull can be seen in this photograph.
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Two Iceland Gulls and one Glaucous Gull can be seen in this photograph.

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Rossaveal is a picturesque fishing port in west Galway that attracts good numbers of gulls throughout the year, although is at its most productive from December to March. Glaucous and Iceland Gulls are annual visitors in varying numbers, while American Herring Gull has been recorded.

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From Galway city, take the R336 coast road west for c.30km. Rossaveal is well-signposted off this road, for it is popular with tourists taking the Aran Islands ferry. Gulls can be found anywhere around the port or surrounding harbour, while the small lough at L967251 is a favoured area for bathing and loafing.


There is plenty of parking around the harbour, although a small fee may be necessary.

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