Just 5km from Knock International Airport is Charlestown, one of Mayo's most accessible towns, with direct flights from Dublin Glasgow, London, Manchester, Jersey and Zurich. In and around Charlestown visitors can golf, fish, walk, cycle and take part in cultural activities. The story of Charlestown and its subsequent fortunes is told by famous Mayo journalist, John Healy, in his book, 'Death of An Irish Town'. Charlestown was built in the middle of the last century, on the initiative of Lord Dillon's agent, Charles Strickland adjoining Bellaghy in County Sligo.
The town is well planned with wide open streets and parking facilities. Located on the intersection of two National Primary routes, the N17 and the N5, Charlestown is an ideal stopover or centre to stay and visit other locations.