Ireland West Airport Knock has launched three new services to Eindhoven, Glasgow, and Kaunas with Ryanair. The launch is another milestone for the Mayo airport and West of Ireland as it provides the first ever scheduled direct air access to the Dutch and Lithuanian markets which should give the tourism sector a big boost. The […]
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.
Erris Head Loop Walk, located on the northern tip of the magnificent Mullet peninsula, is one of my favourite loop walks in County Mayo. The walk is 5km and can be completed at a leisurely pace in under 2 hours. At any rate, the scenery is so beautiful you are likely to linger and enjoy […]
If your dream is to sail along Mayo’s beautiful coastline, but you don’t know your starboard from your port side, then Mayo Sailing Club’s latest course might be just for you. A Taste of Sailing Course, starting the 8th of April, is an introduction to sailing for newcomers and is being hosted by Mayo Sailing Club, […]
Downpatrick Head and Keem Strand, Co Mayo, are included among the 15 Signature Discovery Points listed in Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, The Wild Atlantic Way. The 2,500KM route, which stretches from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, has attracted substantial Government funding including a €10 million investing during 2014 from Fáilte […]
Finding your Co Mayo roots has never been easier thanks to the genealogical services that are provided by a number of research centres and ancestry websites. There are tens of thousands of people around the globe who can trace their ancestry back to County Mayo which has been ravaged by emigration since the Famine in the […]
The award-winning In Humbert Footsteps re-enactment of the French involvement in the 1798 Rebellion in Co Mayo will be staged on the streets of Ballina from June 25th-29th. The event, which is sure to be a big tourist attraction, is being organised by Ballina Chamber of Commerce. The 1798 Rebellion re-enactments in Kilcummin, Killala, Lahardane, […]
Féile na Tuaithe, the festival that celebrates rural Ireland and its arts and crafts, will make a welcome return to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May 2014. Photo: Anthony Hickey There was huge disappointment felt throughout Co Mayo in 2011 when Féile na Tuaithe, which is […]
I visited the Céide Fields Visitor Centre near Ballycastle last week for the first time since it opened in 1994 and was delighted to rekindle my interest in North Mayo’s fascinating history of human settlement – one of the earliest settlements by humans on the island of Ireland. The pyramid-shaped Céide Fields Visitors’ Centre now has […]
Mayo’s Great Western Greenway is fast becoming one of the most successful tourism attractions in Ireland. And I found out why when I finally got around to cycling the Greenway last week. I loved every minute of my trip along the former railway line that has been transformed into Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling […]
There are few more picturesque towns in Ireland than Ballina. Its setting on the banks of the majestic River Moy brings visitors from all over the world to enjoy the salmon fishing, scenery of Wild Atlantic Way coastline, lakes, woodland and mountain – and the many other attractions from golf to family relaxation.
A holly tree with berries in May. An odd sight to say the least, and one I came across on Sunday while walking in beautiful Belleek Wood, Ballina. We associate the lovely holly tree with Christmas, and, yet, four months later the Belleek holly tree still has its berries which you would have expected the […]
Anyone lucky enough to take a ramble along one of Mayo’s magnificent loop walks at the weekend would surely have had all the cobwebs of the winter blown away by the bitter North East wind.