It’s no surprise that Old Head near Louisburgh in Co Mayo has been popular with families from all over Ireland for generations.
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Ross beach near Killala in Co Mayo is the perfect location for a family day on the beach and a place where we have spent many an enjoyable afternoon.
Lacken Strand in North Mayo is located about 8 kms north of Killala. Lacken Strand is a sheltered inlet, hidden from the wild Atlantic waves by a series of spectacular sand dunes.
Elly Bay, a few miles beyond Binghamstown, is the best-known beach on the Mullet peninsula in North West Mayo.
In the south west of the barony of Erris, you will find Doolough Strand, located near the pretty seaside village of Geesala, and the beach is one of the most scenic in Co Mayo.
Cross beach, only a few kilometres west of Binghamstown on the Mullet, is one of the hidden gems among Mayo’s many beautiful beaches – and a place we keep returning to at all times of the year.
The lovely Gaeltacht Village of Carrowteige (Ceathrú Thaidhg) has one of the most beautiful little beaches in Co Mayo.
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.
Towards the most southerly end of the Mullet, you will come to the lovely village of Aughleam (Eachléim). The village is surrounded by beautiful white-sand beaches that are quiet even at the height of summer.
Silver Stand is a beautiful, secluded beach, located about 15kms south-west of Louisburgh, alongside the R378, near Killadoon.
Dún na mBó, which is located at Doonamo Point, at the north-west end of the Mullet Peninsula, is one of the most spectacular blowholes in Co Mayo. The blowhole is a short drive from Belmullet on one of the most exciting sections of Mayo’s Wild Atlantic Way – and while it is not as well […]
Eagle Island, off the north end of the Mullet Peninsula in Erris, Co Mayo, was once home to the families of the island’s two lighthouse keepers. The two lighthouses on Eagle Island were switched on in September 1835 and their powerful beacons continued to warn and guide ships navigating the waters off the treacherous North […]
A Bonniconlon-born nurse was among the award winners at the Irish Heart Foundation’s 5th Annual Stroke Awards, supported by the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. Now retired, Anna Mai Maloney (60), worked as a nurse for many years in Galway and her incredible dedication to her patients was the key instigation in the set up […]
Ballycastle, the gateway village to the wonderful, wild wilderness that is North Mayo, has one of the most scenic looped walks in Co Mayo. The Sralagagh Loop Walk is just one of a number of tourist attractions, including the Céide Fields Visitor Centre, and Downpatrick Head blowhole, that is conveniently located near the pretty seaside village of […]