Mayo: quality of life is part of what we are

Quality of life is a matter of pride in Mayo. It stems from a variety of factors:

  • clean green environment
  • beautiful landscapes
  • good primary and secondary schools
  • innovative third-level courses
  • excellent recreation amenities
  • internationally-significant heritage sites
  • Blue Flag beaches
  • wide range of outdoor pursuits
  • access to employers of choice
  • supportive start-up ecosystem
  • good digital infrastructure
  • strong local communities
  • active arts scene
  • competitively-priced housing stock
  • friendly people


I was drawn to Westport because I love the mountains and the sea. What I did not realise when
I came, is that others of like mind would be drawn here too and that I would find not just a place but a community in which I felt 'home'

Cillian Ó Móráin, Mescan Brewery


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