An enchanting scene awaited me on a walk around Killala Harbour at dusk. Kayakers paddling in the calm lagoon beneath the world-class architectural heritage of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Killala’s Round Tower; their voices echoing across the stillness of a beautiful August twilight. It was a magical scene of evolving shadows as the kayaks glided […]
Timeless link to Killala Railway Station
When James Henry Casserly who was the first Station Master in Killala Railway Station was leaving in 1894, the people of Killala and Ballycastle came together to present him with a pocket watch as a token of the high esteem in which the community held the Galway native.
Story behind Ballina to Killala railway
The newly-opened Ballina and Killala sections of the Monasteries of the Moy Greenway, the 10km walking and cycling trail, partly follows the route of the old railway line that once linked the two north Mayo towns.
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.
There is nothing better during the autumn and winter months than spending an hour or two picking cockles and mussels on one of Mayo’s magnificent Wild Atlantic Way beaches.
Ross Strand the perfect family beach
Ross beach near Killala in Co Mayo is the perfect location for a family day on the beach and a place where we have spent many an enjoyable afternoon.
Lacken Strand in North Mayo is located about 8 km north of Killala. Lacken Strand is a sheltered inlet, hidden from the wild Atlantic waves by a series of spectacular sand dunes.
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 […]
The opening of the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin is a reminder of the role played by Mayo-born, Dr. Kathleen Lynn, in the 1916 Rising and her remarkable life which was dedicated to bringing healthcare to the poor children of Dublin. It is also a reminder of how the paths of two Irish women from […]
Monasteries of the Moy trail moves closer
Work continues on the Monasteries of the Moy – a 14km off-road walking and cycling greenway between Ballina and Killala. Work on the Ballina section of the Monasteries of the Moy Greenway at Belleek Wood, towards Knockatinole, has already been completed. The Killala section of the route has also been completed. And Leader funding of €346,472 for the […]