Murlough Bay

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Murlough Bay, County Antrim

Murlough Bay (from Irish: Murlach, meaning "Sea Inlet")in County Antrim, Northern Ireland is a bay on the north coast of Northern Ireland between Fair Head and Torr Head. It is known for its outstanding beauty and remote location, with close views of Rathlin Island and views across the ocean to the Mull of Kintyre, Islay, Jura and various other Scottish islands. The local geology is typical of the Antrim topography with basalt overlaying sandstone and limestone. The area has many kilns used in the production of lime.

Historical Importance

Although he is now buried in Dublin, Murlough Bay was the burial place of choice of Roger Casement, a former British Government Diplomat, knighted by King George V in 1911 and Irish Nationalist revolutionary leader who was executed by the Government of the United Kingdom for treason in August 1916 during World War One. Each August there is a small memorial held in his honour at Murlough by Republican Sinn Féin.

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