Diamond Hill, overlooking Connemara National Park Visitor Centre in Letterfrack, is one of the most easily climbed mountains in Ireland, rewarding those who venture to the summit with magnificent views in every direction.
Category: Visitor Centres
Visitor Centres and Museums in Co Mayo
Saturday in Sligo
Saturday in Sligo saw me happily escape the shopping duties to take a stroll along Rockwood Parade. My wandering took me along the banks of the Garavogue River near the end of its journey to the sea in Sligo Bay.
Distilling a dream in Ballina
The making of fine whiskey is a craft as ancient as civilization itself. The skill and knowledge needed to distill something as common as barley and water into an elixir to be savoured by many, and truly appreciated by the connoisseur, is in many ways a magical process that owes as much the alchemy of […]
Moonset over Ballina
There was a most beautiful Moonset over Ballina this frosty, mid-winter morning, as the clear sky and the rising sun creeping above the horizon played their parts in creating a beautiful scene that could be viewed from many vantage points.
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.
On arrival at the Michael Davitt Museum, you are greeted by the imposing bronze statue of the Land League founder in front of the restored 17th-century Straide Church which houses the magnificent museum in honour of the man who helped free rural communities from the yoke of landlordism.
It’s always a great pleasure to visit the Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina and browse the rare and valuable artefacts, including books, maps, newspapers, and other historical memorabilia, which is a treasure trove of Irish history, stretching back over 400 years.
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.
Spring is the perfect time to visit Chengdu, China, the cosmopolitan and ancient city that is the capital of the province of Sichuan.
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.