East Mayo – Top Things To Do – Charlestown

In east Mayo, close to the border of County Sligo, Charlestown was built as a result of the Norman invasion, and the town itself was constructed between 1845 and the early 1900s. It was also the home of the grandmother of Oasis band members Noel and Liam Gallagher, so you never know who you just […]

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East Mayo – Top Things To Do – Swinford

Swinford, a former market town, is situated on a tributary of the famous River Moy. This lively town is located a short distance from Ireland West Airport Knock. The town is renowned for its fishing waters, in particular the Callow Lakes which yield excellent brown trout. Swinford is home to one of Mayo’s largest and […]

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North Mayo – Top Things To Do – Foxford

The picturesque, small town of Foxford is situated on the River Moy and is close to Lough Conn. The town is famous for its fi shing and also for its woollen blankets, which the local mill has been creating since 1892. It also has proud links to Argentina. The founder of the Argentinean Navy and […]

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North Mayo – Top Things To Do – Ballina

Ballina town lies at the mouth of the River Moy, near Killala Bay, with the Ox Mountains to the east and the Nephin Beg mountains to the west. The Moy is one of the most prolific salmon rivers in Europe, thereby earning Ballina the title ‘Salmon Capital of Ireland’. 1. Visit the incredible Jackie Clarke Collection […]

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North Mayo – Top Things To Do – Killala

Killala is a picturesque seaside village in north Mayo and it is famous for the role it played in the 1798 rebellion, when General Humbert arrived from France to unite with the Irish, and fought against the English forces in the area. The town and surrounding area is a treasure trove of historical monuments and […]

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North Mayo – Top Things To Do – Erris

The barony of Erris has been voted Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland (The Irish Times)! Chosen for its balance of nature, activities, wilderness and beauty, the Gaeltacht region is one of the most westerly places in Europe. Indeed, for centuries, locals have said that the next parish over is New York! 1. Spend […]

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West Mayo – To 10 Things To Do – Newport

The heritage town of Newport is located at the heart of the Great Western Greenway. The ancestral home of Princess Grace of Monaco, Newport nestles on the shores of Clew Bay, with the Brown Oak River flowing through it. An architecturally impressive railway viaduct crosses the river, and dominates visually along with the local church […]

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