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 Guide to the Islands off Co Mayo
The islands off the Mayo coastline have much to offer visitors. Achill is Ireland's biggest island and is a wonderful place to spend a holiday with excellent bed and breakfasts, caravan and camping facilities, fine restaurants and pubs for entertainment at night. There are a variety of water-sports on Achill, including surfing, kayaking and wind surfing with surf classes for adults and kids. The ferry to Clare Island will bring you to another of Mayo's inhabited islands that is famous for its walking trails. The Inishkea Islands off North Mayo are no longer inhabited but are well worth visiting to to see the wildlife such as seals and visit the ancient settlements.
The Clare Island Community Action Plan 2014-2019 has been launched by Michael Ring TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The Community Futures Day event was held in Clare Island Community Centre on Sunday, 9th November, 2014. Addressing the large gathering, Minister Ring thanked the islanders for their their hospitality, community spirit, […]
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.
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 […]