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Mayo County Council, 2nd Floor, Cedar House,
Moneen, Castlebar, County Mayo
t: +353 94 904 7555

Welcome to County Mayo, the heartbeat of Irelands Wild Atlantic Way. Mayo is the third largest county in Ireland offering the longest coastline, highest sea cliffs and the largest Island – Achill Island. For visitors and locals alike, Mayo is home to a host of attractions and activities to enjoy. What better way to discover Mayo’s charm than taking to the great outdoors.

Right at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Mayo embraces the Atlantic Ocean with many of the County’s unforgettable landmarks dotted along its coastline - majestic Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay, Achill’s unmistakable cliffs, the Stacks of Broadhaven and Dun Briste. Mayo’s Atlantic coastline is a playground for those with an adventurous spirit, offering world class deep sea fishing, surfing, coasteering, kayaking and kite surfing. For something more low key, why not explore Erris and North Mayo awarded the best place to go wild 2013 by the Irish Times. This area is a haven for walkers, anglers and golfers alike, with Ballina’s Ridge pool on the river Moy renowned worldwide for its salmon angling, the Foxford Way walking trail and cham¬pionship links golf in Carne Golf Links.

The Great Western Greenway connecting two of Mayo’s premier tourist locations Westport to Achill Island offers an award-winning family friendly biking and walking trail with stunning scenery, historic villages, ancient ruined abbeys, arts and crafts, the Gourmet Greenway and Mulranny’s famous goats to discover along the way.

The rich heritage of Mayo means there’s plenty for the culture curious to explore too. The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life located in Turlough near Castlebar tells the story of rural life in Ireland through the years, while the Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina shares one man’s genius collection of Irish historical material and Mayo’s religious heritage reminds us the County was once a place of spiritual reflection for the religious, among them St Patrick, Ireland’s national saint. A tour of Westport House, one of Ireland’s best loved attractions and once home to Grace O’Malley, the renowned 16th Century Pirate Queen, offers a fascinating insight into history. County Mayo has its own International Airport known as Ireland West Airport Knock, A true gateway to the west of Ireland, the airport serves more than 25 scheduled and charter destinations across Ireland, Europe, the UK and further afield.

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