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A walk in McMahon Park, Claremorris

The lovely aroma of Meadowsweet filled the air as I wandered through McMahon Park in Claremorris on a beautiful July Saturday.

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Walking the Ballina to Killala Greenway

I took advantage of the lovely early June weather to travel the Monasteries of the Moy Greenway, the walking and cycling route that will link Ballina and Killala when it’s completed.

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Walking from Killeen to Killadoon

The long drive from Ballina to the south-west corner of Mayo where the Mweelrea Mountains slope down to Killary Harbour is always a pleasure as we look forward to the magnificent Atlantic seascapes that await us.

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Discovering the charms of Derryhick Lake

Over the years, whenever I passed the road sign to Derryhick Lake near Pontoon, I made a mental note to check out this secluded lough at some stage.

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Walking the Castlebar to Turlough Greenway

I finally got around to walking the Castlebar to Turlough Greenway in mid-April and I wasn’t disappointed by the 7km trail that opens a door to the countryside for walkers and cyclists in Castlebar.

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Ballina’s Salmon Weir Bridge under god of light and sky

Ballina’s Salmon Weir Bridge looks splendid at night and especially in the days around St. Patrick’s Day when the footbridge over the River Moy is illuminated in green.

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A walk around lovely Lough Lannagh

My regular visits to Castlebar are never complete without a walk around beautiful Lough Lannagh – the urban park and walking trail that is a recreational oasis in the heart of Mayo’s county town.

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A walk in Drummin Wood

Drummin Wood near Pontoon has one of the most scenic forest walking trails in Mayo with lake and mountain views to complement the wonderful woodland scenes.

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An afternoon in Enniscoe House and Country Estate

I have been a regular visitor to Enniscoe House and Country Estate near Crossmolina for many years and it’s one of my favourite places to visit in Mayo. Located just off the R315 between Crossmolina and Lahardane, the estate’s woodland walks are the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life.

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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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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 […]