The Wild Atlantic Way – Narin to Dawros Bay

I recently drove along a slow, scenic route on The Wild Atlantic Way, meandering past the village of Narin and onwards past Dawros Bay.

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View across the Atlantic from Narin

This route lies south of my home and previous posts on Cnoc Fola and Mullaghderg Beach.

The road is rather narrow in places but the view is definitely worth it!

The Secret of Roan Inish

Dawros Bay was the location for a 1994 film called “The Secret of Roan Inish,” starring Susan Lynch, John Lynch, Mick Lally…

The story centres around a young girl called Fiona who goes to live with her grandparents. She listens to stories of her family’s past on the little island of Roan Inish, and learns of a female ancestor who was a selkie, a beautiful part human/ part seal.

If you enjoy gentle, mystical movies, you will love it!


Dawros Bay

The cliffs in the distance are called Sliabh A Tuatha. Sliabh means mountain and Tuatha is Irish for people, tribe or nation.


Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.



  1. Beautiful photos Brigid, and I will look out for that film as I have always been drawn to the stories of the selkies I read about in Irish and Scottish Folklore! Thanks for the heads up

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  2. Gorgeous Brigid!! I think I liked the blue sky/clouds as much as the sea views!! And we saw that movie– quite a while back. It had beautiful scenery as well. thanks for sharing… You live in such a beautiful place!

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  3. Such beauty as to make one want to inhale your pictures! I will be sure to check out the film …. feel good and gentle are the order of every day for me if I have the choice 🙂

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  4. Hello Brigid,
    Your delight at your scenic route to the gardens as palpable. The images certainly give us an idea as to why…very beautiful coastline indeed.
    I haven’t heard about the movie but gentle and mystical are certainly two beautiful words to describe a movie and set in Ireland too.
    I cannot promise I’ll see the movie with the big change for us but it seems like it was a welcome recommendation from the comments I’ve read…
    Beautiful writing Brigid 🙋🏻💐💐

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  5. Stunning dramatic scenery and I’m not surprised it was used as a film location – I do like the sound of it and will see if it is available! In one of the photos the clouds are so foreboding and almost look as if they are going to devour the landscape, highlighting the extreme power and force of nature. Lovely post, Brigid! 😀❤️

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