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Old Head Beach

Louisburgh, Mayo

Sheltered beach with sandy substrate. Sheltered by cliffs and woodland. The beach is located 16km west of Westport. Croagh Patrick is within close proximity which is a natural feature of great interest.

Weather and Tides

Tuesday

22 August 2017

Partly Cloudy

Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed5mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1011mb
Humidity88%
UV Risk3
Sunset20:53 IST

Wednesday

23 August 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1010mb
Humidity77%
UV Risk4
Sunrise06:30 IST
Sunset20:50 IST

Thursday

24 August 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityGood
Pressure1011mb
Humidity89%
UV Risk3
Sunrise06:32 IST
Sunset20:48 IST

Tuesday

Low tide: 01:06 BST
(00:06 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:52 BST
(05:52 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:20 BST
(12:20 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:08 BST
(18:08 22 August 2017 GMT)

Wednesday

Low tide: 01:46 BST
(00:46 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:34 BST
(06:34 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:59 BST
(12:59 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:50 BST
(18:50 23 August 2017 GMT)

Thursday

Low tide: 02:22 BST
(01:22 24 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:16 BST
(07:16 24 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:34 BST
(13:34 24 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:32 BST
(19:32 24 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Inishgort) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.ukho.gov.uk).