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Things to Do in Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland

Here is Mayo in a nutshell. Some of the best tourist attractions are showcased below. You can explore them travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way or pick the one you like the most, put it in your list and go for your dream holiday.

We highly recommend a visit to the following attractions to make your visit to County Mayo an experience you will never forget!

Ceide Fields
Ceide Fields

Céide Fields, in North Mayo, will certainly give you a unique experience. Here you can indulge yourself in a vast prehistoric landscape, a natural wild ecology of blanket bog, dramatic cliffs and coastline.

Great Western Greenway
Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway is the longest off road cycling or walking trail in Ireland with some of the most idyllic scenery any visitor could hope for.

Achill Island
Achill Island

Achill Island, the largest island in Mayo, is accessible from the mainland by bridge. Its magnificent sandy beaches, sea cliffs and warm hospitality bring visitors back again and again for holidays.

Ballycroy National Park
Ballycroy National Park

With a vast area of Atlantic blanket bog and mountainous terrain, the Park covers a beautiful uninhabited and unspoilt wilderness dominated by the Nephin Beg mountain range.

Knock Shrine
Knock Shrine

Knock Shrine is one of Europe's major Catholic Marian shrines and is major international Catholic pilgrimage and prayer site.

Killary Harbour
Killary Harbour

Killary Harbour is among the most spectacular beauties in Mayo.

Clew Bay
Clew Bay

Clew Bay, overlooked by Croagh Patrick is the most spectacular bay in Ireland. On the bay picturesque villages and towns are nestled.

Abbeys in Mayo
Abbeys in Mayo

Christianity took strong roots in County Mayo and some of the Mayo abbeys are among the most attractive ruins in Ireland. A visit throughout Mayo must include one of them!

Croagh Patrick
Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick, (765m) is the undisputed 'holy mountain' of Ireland. Thousands of pilgrims journey to the top of Croagh Patrick each year.

Louisbourgh and Silver Strand
Louisbourgh and Silver Strand

Louisbourgh, located as it is on the Atlantic coast, is famous for its wide range of unspoilt beaches, famed for their clean bathing waters and untainted sandy coves. Silver strand is a remote and unspoiled beach where sea meets wild mountains.

National Museum of Country Life
National Museum of Country Life

National Museum of Country Life is located at Turlough and contains many artefacts which relate to Ireland’s and Mayo’s bygone days.

Cong and Lough Corrib
Cong and Lough Corrib

The romantic village of Cong and Lough Corrib are well known as the setting for the film "The Quiet Man". In this area there are several most historical locations and a great range of outdoor activities.

Doo Lough Pass
Doo Lough Pass

Doo Lough Pass is among the most touching beauties in Mayo.

Downpatrick Head
Downpatrick Head

Not far from Ceide Fields the stunning Downpatrick Head stands. The scenery is wild and unforgettable.