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Louisburgh

Louisburgh (Cluain Cearban), which in Irish means 'meadow of the buttercups' was renamed after an uncle of the Marquis of Sligo who, in 1758 helped capture the French fortress of Lousiburgh in Nova Scotia. It is a pleasant town at the mouth of the Bunowen River, 22 km south of Westport. It was founded by the Browne family of Westport House. Louisburgh is the focal point of a region of great natural beauty, a gateway to the romantic solitudes of Glencullin and Doo Lough, and an area with fine blue-flagged sandy beaches. It is a notable district for game fishing, surfing, swimming, mountain climbing and nature trails. Roonah Quay, 6.5 km west, is the starting place for boat trips to Clare Island and Inishturk.

The area around Lousiburgh has an interesting archaeological heritage with court-tombs at Aillemore and Formoyle,a wedge-tomb at Srahwee, friaries at Kilgeever and Murrisk, a clapper footbridge (a stone bridge with 37 arches) at Killeen, and many other monuments, especially around Killadoon. There is a beautiful forest walk at Old Head. The Granuaile Centre is now a major attraction in the town.

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http://www.louisburghholidays.com/
Louisburgh Holiday Cottages comprise of 10 cottages which are 3-star approved located just 2 minutes walk from the village of Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. All of the cottages are well decorated and furnished to a high standard and include large living/dining areas along with fully fitted kitchen. The cottages boast stunning views of Clew Bay with Croagh Patrick forming the backdrop. Louisburgh is a great location, situated at the mouth of the Bunowen River, just 14 miles from Westport Town along the scenic coast road. The area has many of unspoilt beaches, and is popular for activities such as angling, golf, horse riding, and water sports.
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http://silverstrandhouse.com/
Silver Strand House offers luxury 4 star self catering accommodation 12km from Louisburgh in County Mayo. This unique holiday home, on a 5 acre site in an area of natural scenic beauty, consists of eight bedrooms, seven showers, a sauna, two bathrooms, complimentary internet access and even bathrobes and hairdryers are supplied plus much more to ensure you have the best holiday possible.
http://silverstrandhouse.com/
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