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Mayo

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Mayo is a county with an astonishing variety of scenery, an unspoilt natural environment and innumerable places of interest. Here, people have lived in harmony with their surroundings for over 5,000 years. The county has charming picturesque towns and tiny atlantic fishing villages, bustling market towns and the Marian Shrine at Knock. Natural amenities abound - Bountiful rivers and lakes, islands of all shapes and sizes and a long complex coastline ranging from jagged sea sculptures and majestic cliffs to safe golden strands and hidden coves. If it's scenery you're after, we've got it all. For the sports minded Mayo is a paradise. Sea, lake and river fishing, watersports, equestrian pursuits, golf (links and parkland), hill & trail walking _.the list is endless. Then of course, there's Mayo's people and culture. Traditional pubs spilling over with Irish Music. Welcoming faces with friendly smiles and a hint of mischevious wit brimming beneath the surface. It's all waiting for you.

Explore

Castlebar
Castlebar is the administrative capital of Co. Mayo. Originally a market town, it has kept this tradition and is renowned for its variety of interesting shopping areas. It also offers a variety of activities and exciting locations - both indoor and out.

Tour De Humbert Cycling Route
The recent Tour De Humbert Cycling Trail development is marked with a series of finger signposts and sites of historical interest on the route are marked by explanatory panels.

The Islands
Some would say that it's not just water that separates the islands from mainland. There is a certain tradition and tranquillity attached to Island life that offers the visitor a totally unique experience.

Moy Valley
The Moy Valley is a haven of natural and unspoilt beauty that combines a unique blend of rugged mountains, lakes, sea and the River Moy, world famous for it's salmon.

East Mayo
The plains of East Mayo offer the visitor plenty to explore. This is a place where the pace of life is relaxed and unhurried making it the perfect holiday location.

North Mayo
While exploring North Mayo you will experience Irish coastal scenery at it's best. From the Cliffs, the coast provides a marvellous scenic panorama, while the large area of blanket bog is home to an array of flora and fauna.

West Mayo
West Mayo is a delight travel through. It has ever-changing scenery with vast contrasts. Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay are probably the area's most famous natural attributes but it has many more. While Westport town is a favourite for many visitors, there are many other villages and areas with much to offer as a holiday destination.

The South Mayo Drive
This will bring you to the lake-studded and wooded district of South Mayo where, at various points, you will pass three beautiful lakes, Lough Carra, Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.

Gaeltacht
Mayo's Gaeltacht, or Irish speaking, combines the Irish tradition with it's own local traditions to make it a unique experience.

Attractions

Geotreks
Guided gold-panning trips through the gold-fields of South Mayo taking in beautiful mountain scenery.

Granuaile Visitor Centre
Relive the fascinating story of this ruthless, domineering and famous 16th Century pirate Queen of Clew Bay through a visual and audio visual tour.

Ballintubber Abbey & The Celtic Furrow
Ballintubber abbey was founded in 1216 by King Cathal near the site of the church built by St. Patrick in 441. The Abbey's facilities that include guided tours, a video display and interpretative centre. The Celtic Furrow traces the importance of the Winter & Summer Solstices and the two equinoxes.

Davitt Museum
The Museum takes you through the life and times of Michael Davitt, founder of the National Land League, patron of the GAA, politician, author and journalist. The museum contains records, personal items and memorabilia pertaining to this great man.

Quiet Man Heritage Cottage
The Quiet Man Heritage Cottage is a novel concept which gives the visitor a total "Quiet Man" experience. The Centre also houses a permanent exhibition detailing the immense wealth of archaeological and historical material in the Cong area.

Knock Folk Museum
The Knock Folk Museum depicts life in rural Ireland at the end of the 19th Century. It also reports and accounts the Apparition which occurred in 1879 to fifteen people.

Turlough Round Tower
Turlough Round Tower stands 70ft. high and is one of the best preserved towers in the country.

The Mayo North Family Heritage Centre
One can discover the past in the Agricultural and Rural Artifact Museum. There is also a professional genealogist on site to provide assistance in tracing your Mayo ancestry.

Tìr na nÒg Venture Fun Park, Kiltimagh
Aptly named, "the land of youth", this fun park provides an enchanting area with play structures imaginatively designed and fashioned from environmentally friendly materials.

Mayo Roller Bowl & North West Karting, Castlebar
There is fun & games for all ages with facilities such as 10-pin bowling, go-karting, laser world, snooker, pool and video Games.

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