A brisk south-westerly lifted the menagerie of cartoon character kites over the crescent of Trawmore strand in Keel. Giant-sized, inflatable kites rising, trailing, bobbing and dancing in a colourful aerial carnival under a sun-warmed Achill island. Above the throngs, a dazzlingly blue and white sky of sun and cloud was dotted with vibrantly coloured […]
The ferns, nettles, bushes, and briars now hide much of what was once a 19th-century village on the slopes of the Ox Mountains.
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.
The idyllic scenery on the drive from Geesala to Doohoma along the winding road that skirts Tullaghan Bay never fails to impress no matter how many times we make the journey.
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 […]
GMIT Surf Club Mayo is on a crest of a wave after winning the 2014 Surf Intervarsities at Keel beach in Achill on Sunday. GMIT Surf Club took the Overall Club title, with IT Sligo in second place, NUIG third and UCC fourth. GMIT’s Jordon Ramsey won the Men’s Novice Surf with Ali Leonard, Trinity […]
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 […]
We all take for granted the 24-hour search and rescue service provided by the RNLI which has been saving lives at sea, including off the Co Mayo coast, since 1824. How vital a service the RNLI provides for free is clear when you consider that on average 25 people a week were rescued by RNLI […]
International investors will swap Maui for Achill this weekend when a major business networking and kite surfing event takes place on the County Mayo island. The Achill event has been organised by Galway man and founder of Pubble, Philip McNamara, an entrepreneur and kite surfing enthusiast who moved to Silicon Valley three years ago. A number […]
Achill Island hosts the finale of the Irish Kitesurfing Tour Competition at this year’s “Battle for the Lake” Music and Kite Festival on September 28th and 29th. Considered one of the best locations in the world for kite surfing, Achill Island’s Keel Lake will be transformed into a veritable water wonderland when the best kitesurfers […]
Mona Sweeney from Achill Sound, who studies in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), has won the overall Vodafone Student Design Award 2013 at the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show in Vicar Street Dublin last night (17th April 2013) from an impressive shortlist of ten designs. Mona picked up a cash prize of €2,500 for her winning […]