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County Mayo is located in the West of Ireland, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean and is bordered by counties Sligo, Galway and Roscommon. Mayo has a dramatic landscape of rigged coastlines, majestic mountains, rivers and lakes, as well as bustling and attractive towns, such as Westport, Newport and Ballina and mystical islands including Achill Island, Clare Island, Inishturk and Inishbofin.
One of County Mayo’s best-known town’s is Westport, a popular tourist spot overlooking Clew Bay. It is one of the few planned towns in Ireland and was laid out in the Georgian style in the late 18th century at the behest of Lord Sligo. As well as it’s pretty streets and Mall area and the many bridges over the River Carrow Beg, which runs through the town, Westport is also well known for its vibrant nightlife with great restaurants and pubs, many of which have traditional Irish music sessions. And of course there is a great selection of Mayo Hotels and Mayo Guesthouses where you can enjoy great value hotel breaks.
Just a few miles from Westport and looking out over Clew Bay is the majestic Croagh Patrick or Holy Mountain. The mountain has been an area for pilgrimages for over 5,000 years and is now best known for its association with Saint Patrick. Another famous religious site is Knock with Our Lady’s Shrine, which is visited, by thousands of pilgrims each year. All Mayo Hotels will be happy to provide you with information.
Mayo is a county rich in historical and archaeological attractions such as the Ceide Fields in Ballycastle, one of the largest stone age monuments in the world and has megalithic tombs dating back 5,000 years. Other attractions worth visiting include Ballintubber Abbey, the Enniscoe Museum in Enniscoe House, an elegant Georgian House overlooking Lough Conn. Or visit the Quiet Man Cottage Museum, which was used in the 1951 John Ford film with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara and is based in Cong.
The Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre, which includes a tour of the mill, art exhibition, restaurant and shop. Turlough House is located in Turlough Village, not far from Castlebar. The house is home to the National Folklife collection and is part of the National Museum of Country Life, which is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland, the museum charts Irish country life from the late 19th century to the 1950’s.
Westport House, designed by Richard Cassels and James Wyatt in the 18th century, is home to the Browne family, descendants of Grace O’Malley – the Pirate Queen of Connaught. In addition to the architectural treasures of the house and the fine gardens, there is also a Pirate Adventure Park on the grounds for family enjoyment.
County Mayo offers a wide array of outdoor activities, with great fishing on the many lakes and rivers, such as the River Moy, Lough Conn – well known salmon fishery, Loughs Carra and Mask for Brown Trout or sea angling at Belmullet and Killala. Walkers can enjoy a variety of walking trails and events and in varied landscape, for example there are many loop walks to enjoy, such as the Erris Head Loop Walk, Clare Island, Inishturk Island, Castlebar Loop Walks and Belleek Woods, to name just a few.
There are also linear long-distance walks and way marked ways, such as the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. There are also a number of walking festivals in Mayo such as the Achill Walks Festival. Mayo is a popular spot for watersports, with Achill Island being a popular spot for surfing and sea kayaking or canoeing off Clew Bay, windsurfing off Westport or try sailing on Collanmore Island, one of the hundreds of islands off Clew Bay, at the Glenans Irish Sailing Club. For the real outdoor enthusiast there is Gael Force West, Geal Force 6 is held in August each year and is a form of Adventure Racing for novices, which included running / cycling / climbing / kayaking over a 65 km course.
There are also a number of equestrian centres to enjoy the scenic outdoors in Mayo on horseback and plenty of fine golf courses to choose from, such as the Ashford Castle Golf Club in Cong.
Whatever your reason for visiting Mayo you can book 35 fully approved Mayo hotels and Mayo guesthouses located throughout the county on the Ireland Hotels website. Just use the accommodation search box featured on this page to find Mayo hotel breaks or a guesthouse to meet your needs.
Stella Maris was built in 1853 as a Coast Guard fortress and subsequently became a convent in 1914. The detailed restoration of this imposing 19th century oceanfront structure was completed in 2002. Antiques are interspersed with comfortable leather furniture to create a ‘homey’ sense for guests. Visitors enjoy the tranquil setting from the 100-foot conservatory fronting Bunatrahir Bay and Downpatrick Head, a stunning 300-foot sea stack.Stella Maris Country House Hotel is one of the finest four-star hotels in all of Ireland. With unsurpassed views of the Atlantic Ocean and the gorgeous countryside of Ballycastle in County Mayo, Stella Maris is the epitome of serenity.
Mill Times Hotel Westport: a boutique hotel in Westport town centre. With its warm & friendly atmosphere, the hotel is an ideal base to explore beautiful Westport & County Mayo for your Westport holidays. A three star oasis with award winning food, a central location, cosy & friendly atmosphere, priding ourselves in outstanding customer service, ideal as a base for weekend or midweek breaks. Relax, unwind and enjoy a warm & friendly atmosphere in this Westport hotel. With so much to see, historic attractions & places to visit & numerous activities, Westport is the place to be.
Located on the N17 main route Sligo - Galway in Claremorris, Co Mayo. The Hotel is centrally located for Westport, Castlebar, Ballina, Sligo & Galway. 15 minutes from the Royal Theatre Castlebar. The McWilliam Park Hotel is only 10 minutes from Knock Shrine and 20 minutes from Ireland West Airport Knock. This Hotel has a quiet country charm and its close proximity to rivers and lakes makes it an ideal Fishing Destination. The McWilliam Park Hotel is a leading Venue both in the domestic & International Market for Leisure Breaks, Golfing Holidays, Equestrian Activities, Hill Walking and Weddings. Co Mayo is a Surfers paradise and we are just 25 minutes from Enniscrone.
The luxurious Park Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the centre of Kiltmagh, in West Ireland. It offers individually designed rooms, a spa and fitness centre and a gourmet restaurant. The spacious rooms at the Park Hotel are elegantly furnished and feature TVs. Free Wi-Fi is available in most rooms and all public areas of the hotel. Park Hotel has a comfortable lobby area a modern cafe bar. The restaurant serves fine international cuisine as well as fish specials. The fitness club has outdoor Canadian hot tubs, a sauna and a wellness centre for real relaxation. In Kiltimagh there are many pubs with traditional live Irish music for evening entertainment. The surrounding area is ideal for fishing, hill walking and cycling. The Park Hotel has free parking and is 15 minutes from Knock Airport
You are always welcome at BW PLUS Westport Woods Hotel for a relaxing holiday in the West of Ireland. We have a variety of holiday packages from romantic weekends, golden themed weeks for groups or individuals and not forgetting our family holiday with our complimentary go!kids! club. Discover what the West has to offer while experiencing a friendly Hotel with warm Irish hospitality. Our guests have the option to enjoy The Beech Health Club & Spa, unwind in our 18 meter swimming pool, sauna or Jacuzzi or use the gym for a vigorous workout. After recently being crowned “ Ireland's best place to live” by the Irish Times, this town has lots of amenities to keep your days packed. Cycle the Great Western Greenway, climb Croagh Patrick or take in a round of golf at Westport’s award winning Golf club. Whether you are adventurous or just want to relax Westport has it all.
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