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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.