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Cycling Mayo’s Great Western Greenway from Newport to Mulranny

Mayo’s Great Western Greenway is fast becoming one of the most successful tourism attractions in Ireland. And I found out why when I finally got around to cycling the Greenway last week. I loved every minute of my trip along the former railway line that has been transformed into Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling […]

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Holly berries in May in Belleek Wood and Cuckoo in Brackloon

A holly tree with berries in May. An odd sight to say the least, and one I came across on Sunday while walking in beautiful Belleek Wood, Ballina. ¬†We associate the lovely holly tree with Christmas, and, yet, four months later the Belleek holly tree still has its berries which you would have expected the […]

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Burrishoole Loop Walks lead you to wonderful views of Clew Bay

Anyone lucky enough to take a ramble along one of Mayo’s magnificent loop walks at the weekend would surely have had all the cobwebs of the winter blown away by the bitter North East wind.