Belmullet to receive €500,000 after being named an emerging destination town by Fáilte Ireland

Mayo County Council welcomes today’s Fáilte Ireland announcement of a €500,000 grant for Belmullet as an emerging destination town. The funding, which is part of a €15.5m nationwide rollout under the State tourism body’s ‘Destination Towns’ initiative, will see the bulk of the monies being used to enhance the North Mayo town as a tourist destination. […]

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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 – 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 – Top Things To Do – Westport

A designated Heritage Town set in the shadow of the Reek (Croagh Patrick), Westport is a picturesque town with tree-lined boulevards and stone bridges over the Carrowbeg River. With its multi-coloured shopfronts, charismatic cafés and unique restaurants, it is little wonder that this Clew Bay town has become one of Ireland’s most popular destinations. 1. […]

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West Mayo – Top Things To Do – Louisburgh

Louisburgh is a quaint town on the Bunowen River, on the southwest corner of Clew Bay. It was built in 1795 and enjoys some of the most panoramic views in Ireland; Clew Bay to the north, the Atlantic Ocean on its western front, Croagh Patrick to the east and the Sheefry Mountains to the south. […]

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Australian Ambassador set to visit Westport

THE Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Richard Andrews and his wife, Saovanee, is scheduled to visit a number of businesses in Westport as well as meet Australian-born residents of the town on Thursday next, July 18. Among them is internationally successful milliner, Lina Stein, who has lived in Ireland for 28 years and has a hat-making studio in Rosmoney, which the ambassador and his wife will visit. He is also […]

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West Mayo – Top Things To Do – Mulranny

The beautiful, seaside village of Mulranny has been named Ireland’s Best Destination for Responsible Tourism and Ireland’s Best Small Tourism Town. The village is, unsurprisingly, a European Destination of Excellence, with friendly locals, its incredible environment and a plethora of hidden treasures. 1. With its spectacular views over Clew Bay, Mulranny is a popular stop […]

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Mayo Islands – Top 10 Things to Do – Inishturk

Rising from the Atlantic with steep, wall-like cliffs, Inishturk is a small, beautiful & unspoilt island nine miles off the Mayo coast. The tranquil and archaeologically rich island has been inhabited on and off since 4000 BC, and is home to a friendly, vibrant local community. 1. Ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing or kayaking […]

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