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Killala Bay (Irish: Cuan Chill Ala) is a bay on the west coast of Ireland between County Mayo and County Sligo. It is situated between Lenadoon Point and Downpatrick Head[2] and is the estuary for the River Moy. The village of Killala is situated at the southwest corner of the bay.

Killala Bay
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LocationCounty Mayo
Coordinates54°15′N 9°08′W / 54.250°N 9.133°W / 54.250; -9.133Coordinates: 54°15′N 9°08′W / 54.250°N 9.133°W / 54.250; -9.133
Ocean/sea sourcesAtlantic Ocean.
Basin countriesIreland
Official nameKillala Bay/Moy Estuary
Designated7 June 1996
Reference no.843[1]

Killala Bay is an excellent fishing location due to the close proximity of the deep waters of the continental shelf. [3]Bartragh Island is situated in the center of the bay.

Cockles can be found in the bay due to its sheltered nature [4]

Ross Strand on the bay near Killala village is a Blue Flag beach.[5]


  1. ^ "Killala Bay/Moy Estuary". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
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  3. ^ "Sea Angling in Ireland - THE SHORE MARKS OF NORTH MAYO & WEST SLIGO".
  4. ^ Editor (22 April 2011). "Life's not that sweet for Cockles…".
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