Welcome to Mayo
Jutting proudly into the Atlantic Ocean, County Mayo boasts a stunningly beautiful unspoilt environment with a magical attraction for Hen Parties. Cosmopolitan towns such as Westport positively burst with charm and personality, as welcoming as the Mayo people themselves.
The standard and availability of accommodation is excellent. Unique attractions include Croagh Patrick, Irelands holiest Mountain with the starkly beautiful National Famine memorial at its foot; Westport House Estate, ancestral home of the Brown family, Knock shrine, scene of a miraculous apparition in 1879 and Ballintubber Abbey, the Abbey that refused to die.
History comes alive at the world famous Ceide Fields near Ballycastle in North Mayo, at Foxford Woollen Mills, Hennigans Heritage Farm and the new National Museum of Irelands Museum of Country Life, which was opened in 2001 just outside Castlebar, the County Town. Sporting opportunities abound especially fishing of all sorts including the River Moy in Ballina where the Salmon is King.
There are water sports, hiking and walking, golf links and courses, horse riding and cycling, the list is endless, Sandy beaches, clear waters and unspoilt beautiful Islands.
Superb Restaurants, Pubs of character and of course the unmistakeable sound of traditional Irish music pouring out onto the streets.
Quite simply Mayo is magic.