M2523 : Rusheen Bay

taken 7 years ago, near to Cappagh and Cloghscollia, Galway, Ireland

Rusheen Bay
Rusheen Bay
Saltmarsh in the northwest corner of Rusheen Bay. In the background is Barna House, a large Georgian House built in 1778, now part of an apartment development. Included in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage - see LinkExternal link.
Rusheen Bay

Marked on old maps as White Strand, Rusheen Bay is a shallow and sheltered lagoon off Galway Bay, protected from the sea by a group of drumlins. Its sheltered nature makes it important for birdlife, as well as use by a windsurfing school situated on the north side of the bay. The south, west and northwest shores contain important saltmarsh, including examples of Mediterranean salt meadow and Atlantic salt meadow.

The southwest corner of the bay is separated from the sea by an isthmus to the south of which is the Blue Flag Silverstrand beach.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Housing, Dwellings  Estuary, Marine 
Near (from Tags)
Bearna  Barna 
Place (from Tags)
Rusheen Bay  White Strand 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 258 236 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.5091N 9:6.7055W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 250 235
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Other Tags
NIAH  Barna House  National Inventory of Architectural Heritage 

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