County Mayo Travel Guide

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Westport

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51,82,25

Achill Island

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28,61,0

Castlebar

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32,37,9

Cong

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21,29,5

Ballina

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11,41,14

Ballycastle

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6,1,0

Ballindine

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3,3,0

Westport

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  • Westport House

    Westport Things to Do

    This is billed as Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park. We didn't see the Pirate Adventure Park and at the end of September, I suspect it was closed for the season. At any rate, you can have a lovely visit of the Westport House without worrying about pirates and noise.We had driven to Achill Island that morning and it rained off and on all day,...

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  • Westport Plaza Hotel

    Westport Hotels

    Castlebar Street, Westport, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • A friendly and fun pub

    Westport Restaurants

    We arrived in Westport Harbor on my birthday and after a long day of driving so we asked our B&B hostess if there was a place to eat nearby. We were ready to walk. She directed us to a footpath across the road from the B&B and we headed down into Rosbeg which seems to be a suburb (very small one) of Westport. Right on the water sits Sheebeen's Pub...

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Achill Island

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  • Achill Island

    Achill Island Things to Do

    Achill Island is also the place where part of Heinrich Boell's novel "Irisches Tagebuch" (Irish Journal) is set. This is the deserted village he describes in his book. It lies near Dugort at the foot of Slievemore. You will come across many houses in ruins all over Ireland, but this a whole village with about 80 houses. I found it fascinating to...

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  • Driving

    Achill Island Favorites

    Driving in the mountains through thick, soup-like fog towards the Western end of Achill Island when all of a sudden we came out of the clouds and this beach appeared below us. It was just beautiful, and the mist gave a very special feel to the place. The road actually ends here at Keem Bay, and we walked around on the beach for a while before...

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  • It's friggin' cold here.

    Achill Island What to Pack

    Everything you bring with you will need to be waterproof. I'm not kidding. It rains constantly here. Think of bringing ultra-stylish plastic pants if you want to go hiking and not catch pneumonia. Also, you'll need a good pair of Wellies. I recommend the kind you can fit over your shoes. Also, really big, fluffy socks. Good God, I would have...

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Castlebar

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Cong

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Ballina

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  • Ice House Food is "Hot"

    Ballina Restaurants

    Pier is the name given to the wonderful restaurant attached to the quirky Ice House hotel here in Balllina.It's situated in the basemend of the original Ice House and a stunning extension has been built almost entirely of glass to take advantage of the amazing views of the river outside. The restaurant is designed so that banquettes, suitable for...

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  • Mount Falcon Country House Hotel

    Ballina Hotels

    Upmarket, yet friendly and welcoming. Now that is a difficult feat to pull off, but I can honestly...

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  • Belleek Castle

    Ballina Things to Do

    Tucked away just outside the town centre in Ballina is this magical, historical, lovingly restored castle. Heavily influenced by the Spanish Galleon that stood in its gardens for years, much of the current indoor woodwork (such as one of the bars and various parts of the restaurant) have been constructed from wood salvaged from one of the ships of...

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Ballycastle

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  • Belderg and Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ceidi...

    Ballycastle Off The Beaten Path

    One might not take the time to explore out on this Co. Mayo area, but skip from Galway, quickly to Sligo and on to Donegal.It was one of the most beautiful remote areas of Ireland that I had found. Thankfully we hap to come upon Achill Island where we spent our first night at "Wild Haven" Hostel. Traveling from Achill Island up the Co. Mayo coastal...

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  • Belderg and Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ceidi...

    Ballycastle Off The Beaten Path

    One might not take the time to explore out on this Co. Mayo area, but skip from Galway, quickly to Sligo and on to Donegal.It was one of the most beautiful remote areas of Ireland that I had found. Thankfully we hap to come upon Achill Island where we spent our first night at "Wild Haven" Hostel. Traveling from Achill Island up the Co. Mayo coastal...

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    Ballycastle Transportation

    I was lucky enough to catch a ride up to Ballycastle--but the drive up the coast from Belfast to the Northern Coast of Ireland is magnificant. It is truly beautiful and worth the extra time that it takes. The bus is called the Antrim coaster and goes twice a day I believe.

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Ballindine

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  • Would you want it in your back yard ?

    Ballindine Things to Do

    Cathal McCarthy has created a 30ft steel sculpture, which after some heated argument is now sited on the southern entrance to the village.I could see such a sculpture in it's array of nursery-school colours graceing a public piazza in Barcelona or Chicago, but a small rural village in the west of Ireland ?Local debate remains heated on the merits...

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  • Good, Honest, hearty food

    Ballindine Restaurants

    Let's face it, this restaurant is never going to win itself a Michelen star.On the other hand, despite it's unassuming location behind a texaco petrol station, this restaurant has been doing well for a few years now.The fare tends to be on the traditional side, with good steaks and other Irish bred stuff with no, two or four legs served with half a...

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  • A pun that always makes me smile

    Ballindine Favorites

    Passing through this village on the N17, there is a little Chinese take-away that has a great name :"Wok and roll". Makes me smile , everytime.

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Top County Mayo Hotels

Westport Hotels
51 Reviews - 82 Photos
Castlebar Hotels
32 Reviews - 37 Photos
Kiltamagh Hotels
2 Hotels
Cong Hotels
21 Reviews - 29 Photos
Claremorris Hotels
5 Reviews - 1 Photo
Ballyhaunis Hotels
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Ballindine Hotels
3 Reviews - 3 Photos
Ballina Hotels
11 Reviews - 41 Photos
Achill Island Hotels
28 Reviews - 61 Photos
Rosturk Castle Hotels
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