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Moy River The River Moy is one of Ireland's premier salmon rivers and is the ide...

Flannery's Bistro Flannery's Bistro is located in the town of Ballinrobe, in the heart o...

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail The dazzling quartzite pyramid of Croagh Patrick (764m), which dominat...

Drummindoo Stud & Equitation Centre Located just one mile from Westport, near Clew Bay on the Wild Atlanti...

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Swashbuckler Granuaile, the Pirate Queen of Co Mayo might be long gone but her legacy lives on at Westport House Estate, built by her ancestors in 1730. While you soak up the house’s architectural mastery, the children can loot and plunder at the Pirate Adventure Park. If you long however to escape from the marauding hordes, head for Clare or Achill islands. Both are havens for walking and cycling while Achill boasts fabulous surfing, horse riding, kitesurfing, kayaking, sea angling and even an archaeology summer school. When you’re ready to return to civilization you’ll find lots of lively urban centres bursting with things to do and see. With fantastic eateries and an arts and theatre centre bristling with top attractions, there’s never a dull moment in Castlebar. Charming Westport boasts fantastic pubs and restaurants as well as a modern leisure park, an 18-hole championship golf course and well-marked walking and cycling trails. Meanwhile lively Ballina is best known for the River Moy, its salmon fishing and the annual Salmon Festival. History lovers will also be drawn to Mayo’s ancient treasures, like Kilalla, with its famous round tower, is another lovely spot. The village itself is a quaint reminder of a bygone time and a fantastic spot with its blue flag beach and proximity to the 5,500-year-old Neolithic landscape at the Céide Fields. Other significant historical and religious sites in the county include Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain and location of the National Famine Memorial, Knock Shrine where in 1879 there was a reported apparition of Our Lady and Ballintubber Abbey an 800-year-old sacred site just outside Castlebar. The National Museum of Country Life and Hennigan’s Heritage Farm also both open up a world of history. History lesson No. 1. The word boycott was first coined in Mayo. All the more reason NOT to resist a visit!

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