The words hauntingly beautiful perfectly describe the Doolough Valley, evoking the natural wonder of this remote glacial scene of towering mountains and brooding lake that is forever scarred by the memory of the men, women and children who were left to die there during the Great Famine. When I first passed through the Doolough Valley […]
The long drive from Ballina to the south-west corner of Mayo where the Mweelrea Mountains slope down to Killary Harbour is always a pleasure as we look forward to the magnificent Atlantic seascapes that await us.
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.
It’s no surprise that Old Head near Louisburgh in Co Mayo has been popular with families from all over Ireland for generations.
Carrowniskey and Cross beaches are adjoining sandy beaches which stretch for miles, south of Louisburgh – and a Mecca for surfers from all over the world.
Silver Stand is a beautiful, secluded beach, located about 15kms south-west of Louisburgh, alongside the R378, near Killadoon.
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 […]
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 […]
James Michael Murphy from Louisburgh, Co. Mayo was the 100,000th baby in Ireland to be screened for hearing impairments, under the HSE’s universal newborn hearing screening programme, provided by Northgate Public Services, which is available at hospitals throughout Ireland. Photo: Keith Heneghan / Phocus James, who was born at Mayo General Hospital in February, and […]
A number of interesting heritage projects in County Mayo have received support under the Heritage Council Grant Scheme for 2014. Mayo heritage projects to receiving funding include Mayo Habitat Survey and Mapping which will involve a detailed field survey and map of the habitats in and around 6 towns – Ballina, Louisburgh, Claremorris, Cong, Crossmolina, […]
Aoife Prendergast, who has extensive training and lecturing experience in both the UK and Ireland, has been appointed by leading career training company Sli Nua Careers to manage their Dublin office. Aoife, a native of Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, will operate the company’s Dublin office in Dun Laoghaire. Sli Nua Careers also has offices in Galway, […]