Mayo, situated along the wild and rugged edge of the Atlantic Ocean, offers stunning, beautiful and unspoilt scenery providing the ideal setting for visitors to enjoy a magical holiday. Modern, vibrant towns such as Westport
burst with character, warmth and personality. The quality of services and amenities such as accommodation and food is excellent. Popular attractions include Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain, the National Famine Memorial which depicts a Coffin Ship with skeleton bodies at the foot of Croagh Patrick and Knock Shrine which was the location of a miraculous apparition in 1879.
In North Mayo, the Céide Fields site and interpretive centre near Ballycastle provides an insight into ancient life in Ireland, with houses and megalithic tombs dating over 5,000 years old. Other popular visitor centre include the Foxford Woollen Mills, Hennigans Heritage Farm and the National Museum of Country Life outside Castlebar
. Sporting enthusiasts will be fulfilled with fishing of all descriptions catered for including angling the River Moy in Ballina where the salmon are plentiful. Other activities such as watersports, walking, mountaineering, world class golf links courses, horseriding
and cycling are all available to visitors to enjoy. Beaches with long golden strands, crystal clean waters and beautiful islands make the area second to none in terms of natural beauty. Excellent restaurants
, great nightlife and the tumbling melodies of Irish traditional music drifting out onto the streets of the county towns and villages make Mayo a fantastic holiday destination.
More information about the towns and villages in County Mayo.