17 Photos That Prove County Mayo Is One Of The Most Painfully Beautiful Corners Of Earth From the North Mayo coast to the top of Croagh Patrick

Posted in Connect on April 15, 2019.


I‘ve travelled around a fair chunk of Ireland over the past 6 or 7 years.

Naturally enough, I’ve a handful of counties that I tend to swing back into time and time again, as they’ve either a close family or friend connection, or they’re just class and I feel like I’ve only scratched their surface.

Mayo is one of those counties.

Just when I fell like I’ve experienced everything there is to experience, BAM, something else comes along and I’m craving to get back.

Below, you’ll find a tonne of photos that give you a sense of Mayo’s immense beauty. They’re a bite-sized chunk of what you can expect when you visit this lovely little county on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

1 & 2 – You can grab some of the best views in Ireland from Croagh Patrick

Here’s a guide to climbing it if you’re planning on doing so in 2019.

the view from croagh Patrick
Photo by Gareth McCormack
croagh patrick
Photo by Gareth McCormack

3 & 4 – And soak up some of the best landscape on the island as you spin through Doolough Valley

Home to one of the best drives in Ireland – learn more about the Leenaun to Louisburgh drive.

Leenaun to louisburgh drive doolough
Photo by Chris Hill
doolough valley drive mayo
Photo by Chris Hill

5, 6, 7 & 8 – Or you can tip out to the North Mayo coastline for a wander, and admire the remote and magnificent scenery it boasts by the bucket load

north mayo coastline
Photo by Pawel Sadowski
the north mayo coast
Photo by Christian McLeod
north mayo coastline Clare island
Photo by Christian McLeod
Clare island north mayo
Photo by Christian McLeod

9, 10, 11 & 12 – Mayo’s also home to some of the best beaches in Ireland

keel beach achill island
Photo via Tourism Ireland
beach in mayo aerial
Photo by Chris Hill
keel beach achill
Photo © The Irish Road Trip
keem bay achill island county mayo
Photo © The Irish Road Trip

13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 – Still no convinced? These should do the trick! 

mayo Ireland beach
Photo via Tourism Ireland
cliffs on achill island
Photo by Gareth McCormack
ACHILL ISLAND AT SUNSET
Photo © The Irish Road Trip
sheep on achill island
Photo © The Irish Road Trip
downpatrick head walk
Photo by Alison Crummy

*Thanks to Keith O’Hara for letting us share his article.

Source: https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/mayo-is-beautiful/?fbclid=IwAR3HUvSzefr5e951r6M3_AayrNOZMLJ-_Hasv_JKWj1X_rd0osLj9gf_14Y

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