• Waithman's Pier is so-named after a Family who built it. Arthur's Wife, Eileen, was the last of that Family that lived there.
  • Townland - Murrough.
  • Coordinates.   53.268566,   -9.002411
  • A "Quay" is marked on the Old Maps.

This Pier was privately owned, yet not rigidly enforced. Local Fishermen, could tie up their Boats here, and one particular gentleman, tells of calling to the House (Murrough House - the House attached to the Pier ) to give Mackerel to Eileen.


The Pier today (2020), is half broken. Some is already in place to be washed away and broken further by the Sea.
North of the Pier, is a dedicated route to it - well the overgrown remnants of a route to it, from the House. It is walled in, with a gate at its south end. It would have been a different story back in the day, where it must have had a ring of exclusivity about it.
Access by the Shore, is rocky, or more correctly - stoney, more stones than Sand.

You can see the House from the Pier, so it can see back. See Photos.
You can see Roscam to the East.
Rabbit / Hare Island is clear, as is the Lighthouse on Mutton Island and the Island itself.
Galway Bay, is about.

There is an old story that the Terryland  River, which sinks at Pulavurlleen, might emerge around here?

Click on the Photos below, to enlarge.

Looking north from the  Pier, to Murrough House, Galway

waithmans pier, galway 


Waithman's Pier,  looking West

East, facing Roscam
Looking East towards Roscam