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Bridge over troubled water

Only the lyrical words of a poet could give meaning to the sad origins of Bunlahinch Clapper Bridge by the coast near Killeen, south of Louisburgh, a unique relic among Irish bridges and a reminder of a sad episode in Mayo’s tragic past.

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A hauntingly beautiful valley

The words hauntingly beautiful perfectly describe the Doolough Valley, evoking the natural wonder of this remote glacial scene of towering mountains and brooding lake that is forever scarred by the memory of the men, women and children who were left to die there during the Great Famine.

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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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Why tourists keep returning to Old Head

It’s no surprise that Old Head near Louisburgh in Co Mayo has been popular with families from all over Ireland for generations.

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Carrowniskey is Mayo’s surfing Mecca

Carrowniskey and Cross beaches are adjoining sandy beaches which stretch for miles, south of Louisburgh – and a Mecca for surfers from all over the world.

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Silver Strand among most beautiful beaches in Ireland

Silver Stand is a beautiful, secluded beach, located about 15kms south-west of Louisburgh, alongside the R378, near Killadoon.

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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 […]