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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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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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Turlough Round Tower stands test of time

For those of us of a certain age, the drive between Ballina and Castlebar through pretty Turlough Village was made all the more interesting by the view of Turlough Round Tower rising over the Mayo countryside.