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.
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 […]