County Mayo Holiday Cottages
Relax in a County Mayo cottage in this remote corner of Ireland
jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, where a captivating blend of
natural splendour awaits, with dazzling beaches, striking rock
formations and dramatic peat bogs. Of course, all this wonderful
scenery begs for outdoor recreation and activities include water
sports, walking, hiking, riding, cycling, golf and superb angling -
a prime example being the county town of Ballina on the River Moy,
with its famous Ridge Pool brimming with salmon.
Visit the old town of Ballinrobe featuring a castle, corn market
and beautiful race course. Not forgetting the nearby village of
Cong, where John Wayne starred in 'The Quiet Man'. Discover
underground caves, go fishing on two lakes, or dine out in style at
Ashford Castle, once home to the Guinness Family. Explore Westport
and its atmospheric tree-lined streets, or climb the religious
mountain of Croagh Patrick - the town's magnificent backdrop.
Or visit Mayo's other famous pilgrimage site at Knock.
Northern Mayo is steeped in history and the Céide Fields
Visitors' Centre is not-to-be-missed, site of the world's
most extensive Stone Age settlement, with houses and tombs
preserved in peat amid a rare Neolithic landscape. Or fast forward
to the 1850s and onwards at the National Museum of Ireland -
And don't miss a trip to Achill Island, linked by bridge to
the mainland and home to award-winning beaches, spectacular
countryside and unrivalled opportunities for every activity
imaginable. Add fabulous restaurants, old-fashioned pubs and
traditional Irish music and you have all the ingredients for an
unforgettable County Mayo cottage holiday.