Climbing Croagh Patrick
Patrick’s sacred mountain, and a rich vein of archaeological heritage. Croagh Patrick is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside.
Magnificent views of Clew Bay and the surrounding south Mayo countryside are to be had from all stages of the ascent of the mountain. Follow the steps of Patrick and in doing so meet people from far and near.
Walking Mweelrea Co. Mayo
Mweelrea is the highest mountain in both Mayo and Connacht. Standing at 814 meters the peak offers panoramic, nay dramatic, views of surrounding mountains as well as The Sheffry Hills, the Twelve Bens, Killary Harbour, Croagh Patrick and some of Mayo’s finest beaches. With all these wonders on offer you’ll not be surprised to learn that these vistas are not given lightly, but are earned no matter what direction you approach this sometimes forbidding mountain from.
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens.
Kylemore Abbey (Irish: Mainistir na Coille Móire) is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. The current Mother Abbess of the Benedictine Community is Mary Margaret Funk.
Connemara National Park
Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Connemara National Park was established and opened to the public in 1980.
Enjoy magnificent views of Clew Bay and its enchanting islands on one of our Beach Rides. Book a horse riding lesson with Carrowholly Stables Westport – See more at: http://carrowholly-stables.com/#sthash.YkJX7CnQ.dpuf
Delphi Adventure Resort
Delphi Adventure Resort is set on a 300 acre site located in the heart of the scenically breathtaking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland. With a stunning four star hotel, award winning spa, onsite adventure centre and business conference centre, the resort is nestled amongst the scenic splendours along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Delphi Adventure Resort provides indoor and outdoor adventure activities for families, couples, groups, corporate organisations, sports teams and individuals seeking adventure, relaxation and excellent food within some of the most awe – inspiring scenery in the world.
During a 90 minute sightseeing trip you can listen to a commentary on what you are seeing Eat lunch, or sip an Irish Coffee in our warm and spacious viewing lounge or simply sit on deck and watch the Connemara scenery pass by.
Mayo’s first surf school, established in 1998, SURFMAYO is one of the first surf schools and surf hire companies established in Ireland.
Since these early years surfing has grown from just a few groups of hard core lads and lasses to now something that everyone has seen, heard about or experienced for themselves.
Ireland West Seakayaking
Ireland West Seakayaking: Saoirse Na Mara means “Freedom of the Seas.” They offer Sea Kayaking Trips for adults and Coaching Courses for all abilities in the beautiful setting of Clew Bay on the West Coast of Ireland.
Idyllic countryside, walking & cycling trails and the wild Atlantic coast
The Greenway traverses Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and visits the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny (Mallaranny). It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands.
Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 5 million visitors with its range of heritage, family-fun, camping and adventure activity offerings. It truly offers something for everyone in the family – from grand-parents, to mum & dad, teens, young ones and even toddlers.18th Century Westport House is privately owned and operated by the Browne family, who are direct descendants of Grace O’ Malley, the famous 16th Century Pirate Queen of Connaught. From small beginnings of 2,700 visitors in 1960, it has become one of Ireland’s best loved attractions and was recently voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland by Primary Times magazine. The jewel in the crown of the West, you cannot visit Mayo without stopping in.
Louisburgh in the parish of Kilgeever, barony of Murrisk and the ancient district of Iar-Umhall has a rich heritage in the traditional arts. Domhnall Meirgeach Mac Conmara and Seán Mac Conmara were notable poets from the dim and distant past. Bunting collected several “airs” in the area and his “collector” Patrick Lynch had a fruitful sojourn in the area in 1802 and collected over 30 songs. Among others, he found blind piper Billy O’Malley “who had the greatest variety of Irish songs”.
The Glen Keen Farm
The Glen Keen (gentle/mild Glen) Farm is unique in Ireland, due to its size, location and natural beauty. Glen Keen is one of the largest farms in Irelands agri-tourism offering, over 1,400 acres in size, this single family-owned sheep farm with a commonage footprint that extends to over 5,500 acres is larger than some national parks. Glen Keen is located on the Wild Atlantic Way, 6.2 miles from Louisburgh on the Leenane road (R335); Mayo’s front door to the Delphi Valley, Killary Harbour and the gateway to the Connemara region. The farm is stunning with waterfalls and breathtaking valleys of the Carrowniskey River, which forges, through the centre of the property and is bound by the Sheeffry and Mweelrea mountain ranges on the south side of the property, serving as pillars to the Delphi Valley.