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Why Mayo

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Stunning natural beauty, vibrant urban centers and a quality of life unmatched in most of the country, Mayo offers so much. An international airport, an established third level college and a vibrant commercial and business community across several large towns gives businesses of all sizes a solid footing in Mayo. Not to mention tourist attractions like the world-famous Croagh Patrick, which attracts one million visitors a year from all over the world.

  • 76% of the population in Mayo spend less than 30 mins traveling to work or school and 47% of the population spend less than 15 mins on the same journey. (CSO 2016)
  • Air quality in the West is consistently good and permanently above national or EU averages for the four main determinants of air quality pollutants. (EPA 2017)
  • In the Eurostat ‘Quality of Life’ indicators Ireland scores the highest among EU states for satisfaction with personal relationships with 8.6/10 score compared to an EU average of 7.8/10.
  • Mayo is the heartbeat of the Wild Atlantic Way and has the longest stretch of coast containing three of the 15 Signature Discovery Points along the 2,500km world famous scenic tourism route.
  • Ashford Castle is based in Cong, on the Mayo/Galway border, and was awarded the accolade of world’s best hotel in 2015. It is consistently ranked in the top tier of hotels globally. Ashford is naturally considered Irelands best Five Star hotel.
  • The West is developing a global reputation for coastal adventure activities including surfing, wind surfing, mountain climbing and abseiling, cycling and walking. It is home to regular adventure challenges with participants from across the country and beyond.
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