Top 10 Things to Do in South Mayo – Claremorris

Posted in Connect on June 21, 2019.


Claremorris sits in a valley, surrounded by rolling drumlins and hills. The town was established during the 18th century and is named after a Norman who came to Ireland in 1169.

1. Discover the oversized, fun handcrafted wood features in the Land of the Giants (McMahon Park). Enjoy a stroll around the Clare Lake Loop – listen to birdsong, watch out for wildlife and see a 4,000 year old Crannóg … bring a picnic!

2. Adjacent to the Castlemacgarrett Estate, golfers will enjoy Claremorris Golf Club – a spectacular and challenging 18 hole parkland course.

3. View two of renowned artist Harry Clarke’s beautiful stained glass windows in St. Colman’s Church & visit the town’s library, which used to be St. John’s Church – originally built in 1828.

4. Hike the Clogher Bog Eco Loop, which is 8km long, allowing you to take in the biodiversity of bogland fl ora & fauna, a unique habitat for both common and rare, protected species.

5. Ballintubber Abbey, a restored 13th century church, is well worth a visit, as is the ruins of St. Mary’s Carmelite Abbey (1288).

6. There are many freshwater fi shing lakes around Claremorris – anglers can choose from Clare Lake, Mayfi eld Lake, Lough Nanannagh and Lough Dromady to name just a few!

7. Claremorris Saddlery is one of Ireland’s premier equestrian centres, having trained several award-winning showjumpers. With indoor and outdoor facilities, this is a great place in which to enjoy a day of horse riding or pony camps.

8. There are many sports facilities to enjoy in Claremorris, including indoor swimming, athletics, tennis and handball!

9. Find out about the area’s heritage & history in nearby Clogher Heritage Complex, or in Mayo Abbey. You’ll discover a restored cottage, monastic sites, a working forge, a famine church, old farm machinery, a holy well and a graveyard dating back to 440AD.

10. The recently refurbished Town Hall Theatre in Claremorris is a wonderful venue in which to enjoy drama performances, historical society talks, and art exhibitions throughout the year.

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