The Peninsula is approximately 30 km in length rising to form the steep rocky cliffs of Erris Head in the north, and the gentler, granite slopes of Termon Hill in the South. Between those two extremities it is seldom more that 30 metres above sea level and consisting of sand dunes and fine beaches. It is 12km at its widest, narrowing to little more than 400 metres in the vicinity of Elly Bay. The area would be considered as one of the remotest areas in Ireland and is characterized by its spectacular scenery.
The remote and isolated islands of Inishkea North and South, Inishglora and Duvillaun More, lie a short distance off west Mullet. Inhabited since early Christian times they hold a wealth of archaeological remains. The plethora of activities in the area are certainly reflected in its landscape,
From angling to sea kayaking, horse riding to dolphin watching, golf to indoor bowling , clay pigeon shooting to just bird watching the list of things to do is endless. Why not participate in ‘Try’Erris Blacksod Point Chellenge Triathon’ which is organised by the Kilmore Triathlon Club.
Ceathru Thaidhg Loop walk described by Lonely Planet Walking in Ireland 1999 as ‘the finest sustained coastal walk in western Ireland, with a profusion of precipitous cliffs, crags, caves, chasms and islands along the remote North Mayo coast’.
Aras Inis Gluaire is a modern, fully equipped Arts Centre and runs a wide programme of events that include concerts, exhibitions, film, workshops, music, art and cultural classes.
For visitor information contact the Westport Tourist Information Office on +353 (0)98 25711 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org