Downpatrick Head
Southern end of parking at Grid Reference 112485 341930

a) The foreshore west of the car parking areas

trace fossils
sedimentary structures


rootlet beds
onset of fully-marine conditions


b) Downpatrick Head itself

A Duchas notice serves as a timely reminder to concentrate on what you're doing when near the cliff edges!


The separation on Dun Briste is recorded in 1393 or 1394 in the Annals of McFirbhis

Seabirds - fulmar, kittiwake, razorbill, guillemot, greater black-backed gull [these were still nesting on 10/06/2001]
Gannets are constantly flying past.

[A Crinoid locality from which George Sevastopulo has collected, and a fine Coquina (shell bed) are both out of bounds on account of FMD precautions]