Welcome to MAYO.ME – A Mayoman’s Diary.

A native of Ballina, I am a writer, photographer and website developer.

Mayo.Me™ is a blog about my travels around County Mayo and other parts of the Wild Atlantic Way.

I love walking and exploring the coastal walks, mountain trails, and lakeside rambles, that make my part of the West of Ireland so unique and beautiful.

Many of the places that I visit I have enjoyed since childhood.

It’s also great to find new beauty spots, walking trails and discover the historic and interesting heritage sites along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Travelling and walking around Mayo, and adjoining counties, for me is a wonderful creative outlet in life.

It’s not only my form of escape and a way to relax, but it also allows me explore one of my other great interests, photography.

Photography’s creative processes, gives me new insights and understanding of the places I explore.

Photography has been a hobby of mine since I was a teenager. I love to photograph the beautiful scenery  – and try to capture something of the moment that I am so fortunate to experience on my walks.

All of the photos you see on this site have been taken by me – hopefully in some small way capturing the extraordinary beauty of the landscape, seascape and night skies of the West of Ireland.

For me the old adage one picture is worth a thousand words holds true.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Mayo.ME™.