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visit Mayo in the West of Ireland for the complete holiday experience of bustling market towns, beaches, excellent fishing waters, exciting hiking trails and great golf courses. Mayo has the longest coastline of any county in Ireland and sports a number of islands and bays and dramatic cliffs and mountains. Ireland West Airport Knock brings you into the heart of Mayo and is within easy distance of all amenities and tourist attractions.
Mayo boasts many attractions which will appeal to all ages. Walkers and cycling enthusiasts can take on the World Class Great Western Greenway which is an 18km traffic free cycling and walking facility which follows the line of the famous Newport/Mulranny Railway. A hike to the pilgrimage site of Croagh Patrick can be followed by a pint in one of the traditional pubs in the bustling town of Westport.
Mayo’s most famous river, the Moy, is world famous among fishermen for its bounteous schools of Salmon, Trout and Pike. Golfers can choose from Mayo’s many golf courses including the classic Carne Golf links situated on the edge of the Atlantic.
Unique attractions include Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain, with the starkly beautiful National Famine Memorial at its foot; Westport House Estate, ancestral home of the Browne family, Knock Shrine, scene of a miraculous apparition in 1879 and Ballintubber Abbey, the Abbey that refused to die.
History comes alive at the world famous Céide Fields near Ballycastle in North Mayo, at Foxford Woollen Mills, Hennigans Heritage Farm and the National Museum of Country Life just outside Castlebar, the county town which is also home to the Royal Theatre & Event Centre.