When James Henry Casserly who was the first Station Master in Killala Railway Station was leaving in 1894, the people of Killala and Ballycastle came together to present him with a pocket watch as a token of the high esteem in which the community held the Galway native. Now 125 years later, the pocket watch, […]
Ballycastle, the gateway village to the wild wilderness that is North Mayo, has one of the most scenic looped walks in Ireland.
The viewing area and walkway around the blowhole at Downpatrick near Ballycastle in Co Mayo is one of the most spectacular and exciting Signature Discovery Points on the Wild Atlantic Way tourist trail.
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 […]
Visitors will be able to walk around walk one of the famous blowholes at Downpatrick Head as part of a major tourism development at the beauty spot, located outside Ballycastle in North Mayo. The Blowhole Commemorative Installation, announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sports Michael Ring TD, is being designed and installed by American […]
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 […]
Five Mayo heroes were presented with national bravery awards at a ceremony in Farmleigh House on Friday. The awards presented to Sean McHale, Martin Kavanagh, Martin O’Donnell, Patrick O’Donnell and Aideen Ryan from Mayo. They were among 21 awards presented by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett TD in recognition of outstanding acts of bravery. On the […]
Ballycastle and District Voluntary Housing Association won a major award to honour their governing board at an awards ceremony held at the ICSH National Social Housing Conference in Wexford. The North Mayo group was announced as joint winners of the inaugural Governing Board Award which was sponsored by the Housing Agency. The judges believe the principals […]