Ballycastle, the gateway village to the wild wilderness that is North Mayo, has one of the most scenic looped walks in Ireland.
Mayo Guide for Visitors and Tourists
Visitors to Co Mayo will never be stuck for something to do whatever the weather. There are numerous tourist attractions, including visitor centres , museums, walking trails, lovely coastal and mountain scenery and sandy white beaches along Mayo's Wild Atlantic Way. Mayo towns and villages have top class hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and pubs - so there is always lots of entertainment at night . Mayo lakes and rivers offer some of the best salmon and trout fishing in the world and for walkers and cyclists The Great Western Greenway is pure paradise.
I couldn’t help thinking of the old Ealing comedy film, ‘Passport to Pimlico’, when I read that the Wild Atlantic Way Passport is to be introduced on a pilot basis in May.
Large crowds turned out at Ballina Quay on Sunday, June 14th, to enjoy an afternoon of Currach Rowing Races on the River Moy as part of the Coiste Lar na gCurrachai – All Ireland Currach Racing League.
I have been a regular visitor to Enniscoe House and Country Estate near Crossmolina for many years and it’s one of my favourite places to visit in Mayo. Located just off the R315 between Crossmolina and Lahardane, the estate’s woodland walks are the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life.
The viewing area and walkway around the blowhole at Downpatrick near Ballycastle in Co Mayo is one of the most spectacular and exciting Signature Discovery Points on the Wild Atlantic Way tourist trail.
A few hours walking on Claggan Island near Belmullet is an escape to a magical world of tranquility and wonderful coastal scenery on the Wild Atlantic coast of Co Mayo.
There are very few looped walks that can rival The Cross Loop Walks on The Mullet in Co Mayo for such varied and magnificent seaside scenery. From the moment you set foot on Cross beach, which stretches from Cross Point to Corraun Point, you will know you are in a place of great beauty that has […]
It’s amazing all you can do in just one day in Mulranny – and even more, if you decide to holiday in the Mayo seaside village. Mulranny (Mallaranny) is at the heart of what can be best described as the Mayo Riviera – a beautiful south facing stretch of sheltered coastline along the northern side of […]
Summer is perfect for exploring and enjoying Mayo’s wonderful coastline which is dotted with some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world. Indeed, there is hardly a weekend in the year when it’s not possible to head off to walk a beach or find a hidden cove to explore and marvel at the breathtaking […]
The Carrowteige Loop Walks in remote North West County Mayo are among the most spectacular coastal loop walks to be found anywhere in the world.
Here are 19 good reasons why you should visit Mayo this summer to check out the county’s beautiful beaches and spectacular coastline. Mayo has 12 beaches flying the International Blue Flag Award, and 9 Green Coast Awards in the National Green Coast Award 2014, announced by An Taisce. Mayo has some of the best beaches in Ireland – if […]
Two beauty spots in Co Mayo are included in The Blueway, a new initiative to encourage visitors to discover the Mayo-Galway coastline through water activities such as snorkeling, surfing, body boarding, windsurfing and kayaking. The coastal Blueway sites in Mayo are Keem on Achill Island, and Old Head, Louisburgh. The Galway locations are Boffin Harbour […]
The Inishkea Islands, off the Mullet, in North Mayo, are among the most rarely visited of County Mayo’s many island outposts. During the summer months from June to August, depending on weather conditions, there are organised boat trips to Inishkea South, a few times a week. Once supporting thriving fishing and farming communities, the two […]
Tourmakeady, on the shores of Lough Mask, has one of the most beautiful forest trails in County Mayo that leads the walker to an enchanting waterfall. The 2.5 km nature trail, which takes about 1 hour, is suitable for all age groups and starts at the car park. Turn right off the main road through […]
Food will be a central focus of Féile na Tuaithe 2014 at Turlough Park, Castlebar, this May. Artisan food producers from the region will show off their fare at the West’s number one free family festival that is expected to attract 20,000 visitors to the beautiful grounds of the National Museum of Ireland – Country […]
Visitors will be able to walk around walk one of the famous blowholes at Downpatrick Head as part of a major tourism development at the beauty spot, located outside Ballycastle in North Mayo. The Blowhole Commemorative Installation, announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sports Michael Ring TD, is being designed and installed by American […]