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Glosh Tower and Deirbhle’s Twist on the Mullet

One of the most interesting aspects of my travels around Mayo is discovering the history behind some of the historic buildings that dot the landscape.

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Ballycroy National Park is a portal to wild Mayo

Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre is a portal that opens the door to all that is wild and wonderful about Mayo. The Visitor Centre is located in the village of Ballycroy on the long and winding N59 road between Mulranny and Bangor Erris.

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Glosh beach is full of surprises

A visit to Glosh beach, at the southern end of the Mullet Peninsula, can sometimes turn up the most unexpected surprises – such as beach sculptures made from driftwood and other bits of flotsam washed ashore by the North Atlantic.

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Take the road to Dun na mBó

Dún na mBó, which is located at Doonamo Point, at the north-west end of the Mullet Peninsula, is one of the most spectacular blowholes in Co Mayo. The blowhole is a short drive from Belmullet on one of the most exciting sections of Mayo’s Wild Atlantic Way – and while it is not as well […]

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Eagle Island was once home to lighthouse keepers’ families

Eagle Island, off the north end of the Mullet Peninsula in Erris, Co Mayo, was once home to the families of the island’s two lighthouse keepers. The two lighthouses on Eagle Island were switched on in September 1835. One of the lighthouses stopped functioning after it was damaged beyond repair by a storm in 1894, […]

Erris Mayo Walks

A grandstand view of Downpatrick Head blowhole

The viewing area and walkway around the blowhole at Downpatrick near Ballycastle in Co Mayo is one of the most spectacular and exciting Signature Discovery Points on the Wild Atlantic Way tourist trail.

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Claggan Island on the Wild Atlantic Way

A few hours walking on Claggan Island near Belmullet is an escape to a magical world of tranquility and wonderful coastal scenery on the Wild Atlantic coast of Co Mayo.


LÉ Róisín in Blacksod Bay

The Irish Naval vessel, LÉ Róisín (P51), looked impressive as it made its way out of the calm waters of Blacksod Bay, Co Mayo, on Sunday, September 14th.

Beaches Erris History Mayo Walks

Cross Loop Walk where scenery and legend meet

There are very few looped walks that can rival The Cross Loop Walks on The Mullet in Co Mayo for such varied and magnificent seaside scenery.  From the moment you set foot on Cross beach, which stretches from Cross Point to Corraun Point, you will know you are in a place of great beauty that has […]

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The best beaches in Mayo

Summer is perfect for exploring and enjoying Mayo’s wonderful coastline which is dotted with some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world. Indeed, there is hardly a weekend in the year when it’s not possible to head off to walk a beach or find a hidden cove to explore and marvel at the breathtaking […]