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Mulranny (An Mhala Raithini) is a pretty village located on the isthmus between Clew and Blacksod Bays at the entrance to Corraun peninsula. Scenic and picturesque Mulranny is not only the gateway to Achill Island but is, in its own right, a wonderfully attractive seaside destination. And, of course, it is situated on the Great Western Greenway, a 42km walking and cycling trail which snakes across the extraordinary topography of Co Mayo. The Newport to Mulranny trail stretches 18km and is renowned for its stunning views and its historic sites. The Mulranny to Achill route is slightly shorter at 13km in length, and it is best known for its wonderful sea views and seabird populations. The Greenway, with its gentle gradients and outstanding scenery, is suitable for all levels of fitness, from those who wish to take on very long treks to those who wish only to take a gentle amble only. But no matter what your fitness level the Greenway will keep you both entertained and challenged in equal measure. Breathtaking views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick to the south, and the Nephin Beg Range to the north, offer some of the most idyllic vistas in the west of Ireland.

Mulranny’s celebrated nine hole golf links course overlooks scenic Clew Bay, with Croagh Patrick across the water, and the Partry Hills, Sheffry Hills, and the Mulrea Mountains alongside it. The Nephin Beg range lies to the north, and the course is flanked by two beautiful Blue Flag beaches, where you can cool down after your game. Mulranny’s links course, like its scenery, is very easy on the eye, but always manages to tame the discerning golfer, even before the wind gets up. On a calm morning with a flat sea, it is golfing heaven!

How to get to Mulranny

By bus, or car. Bus Eireann Routes 440 and 441 provide regular services to Mulranny from Ballina and Wesport / Knock Airport respectively. Alternatively follow the N59, from both Ballina and Westport directly to Mulranny.

Where to stay in Mulranny

Mulranny has fine selection of places to stay including hotels, self-catering holiday homes, guesthouses and B&B's.

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Mulranny is surrounded by beautiful coastal towns. Don't miss Achill and Belmullet if you are travelling north, and don't miss Newport, and Westport, if you are travelling south.

Things to do in Mulranny

  1. Rent a bike at the Mulranny Park Hotel, and take to the Greenway. We suggest cycling south to Newport skirting along the edge of Clew Bay with its many tiny islands and magnificent views.
  2. It doesn’t matter what type of fishing floats your boat, be it sea or fresh water, there are plenty of gems in the area. Try a river bank or a spot of lake fishing on nearby Lough Furnace. If you are the salt-water enthusiast, between the many shorelines and inlets, you are sure to find something that wriggles your worm. If you fancy trying your luck on Clew Bay there are a number of Deep Sea Angling operators in the Area.
  3. Mulranny has a number of spectacular coves with beautiful soft golden sand backed by machair dunes. All have breathtaking views across Clew Bay and out towards Clare Island. An energetic walk along any of these strands in any weather would uplift and inspire even the lowest of spirits. Mulranny’s Blue Flag beach is directly accessible via the Causeway and has Lifeguards on duty from June to August every summer.
  4. For the surfing enthusiast Mulranny offers plenty of opportunities to catch a wave. The many bays around Mulranny provide great opportunities for all types of surfing including the very popular Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing. There is an area on the coastline of Doughbeg (3km from Mulranny) which surfers say provide some of the best waves in the country. Known locally as Pink Rock you are sure to catch some of the biggest waves around here.

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Top Attractions of Ireland's North West

If it is a leisurely or action packed holiday you require then you can be guaranteed that the counties of the North West of Ireland including Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo can provide for your every need. These counties offer you choices of the best accommodation and eateries along with lively evening hotspots to keep you entertained during your visit. The region has excellent sporting amenities with some of Ireland's best golf links courses, along with excellent fishing spots, horse riding, mountaineering, mountain biking, river and sea cruises, famous surfing beaches and much much more.

Visitors are also sure to experience a warm welcome or "céad mile fáilte" from those you meet on your travels in the area along with a strong sense of the Irish heritage and culture in some of the least explored parts of the country.

Ireland's North West is easily accessible from every corner of the world through the regional airports serving the region at Knock or Shannon and you'll find there is a lot to see and plenty to do once you arrive. Below are just some of the main attractions ready to be discovered. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Slieve League Cliffs

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The Céide Fields in Mayo

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The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant's Causeway’s unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of north Atlantic Ocean. The rugged symmetry of the columns, and their uniform planshape, never fail to intrigue and inspire the curious admirers who come so far to witness them. More details +
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Grianán of Aileach

Grianán of Aileach

The great Grianán of Aileach is believed to have been built in the 1st century AD, on the site of an ancient Iron Age hillfort, and the outline of the original Iron Age fort can still be seen on the hill to this day. More details +
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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village contains a wide selection of full size attractions, including some original dwellings which were still inhabited up to 20 years ago. Some of the buildings of Doagh Famine Village, such as the Orange Hall, Presbyterian Meeting House, Mass Rock and Hedge School and a Republican Safe House, depict the diverse history and culture of this corner of the Inishowen peninsula. More details +

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