Killala Leisure Activities in Co. Mayo

There are many opportunities for leisure along the North Mayo coastline with golden sandy Blue Flag beaches, horse riding, walks, nature/ecology study, camping and hill walking.

Watersports include: Windsurfing, Canoeing, Scuba Diving, surfing and body boarding.

There are top-class 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses at Ballina; Enniscrone; Belmullet; Swinford; Tubbercurry.

Tír Sáile

North Mayo has one of the greatest concentrations of Stone Age tombs (megaliths) in Europe. It is now known to possess the intact farms of the tomb builders, preserved beneath the bog which covers the region. Tír Sáile has created a trail of permanent sculpture from the Moy Estuary to the Mullet Peninsula marking in a contemporary way this ancient landscape.

Fishing

Killala Bay is renowned for its excellent fishing and boats can be hired locally. Most common species are mackerel, pollock and flat fish.

Palmerstown River provides fishing for salmon and sea trout. Pollock, glassen and bream can be fished for all year, but the best time is from Spring to Christmas. Mackerel is usually caught in August/September. Other fishing close at hand:

  • Salmon and Sea trout on the River Moy

  • Ridge Pool, Ballina - Salmon

  • Salmon and brown trout on Lough Conn

Maps, guides and further information can be obtained by contacting The North Western Regional Fisheries Board, Abbey Street, Ballina or by email on nwrfb@iol.ie

Fishing/Angling in Killala, Deep Sea Angling

Swimming

Ross Beach, a blue flag beach, is only a short distance from Killala. Lacken Beach, a few miles further, is also safe for swimming.

Golf

For Golf enthusiasts, there is an 18 hole parkland course, a Par 3 Pitch & Putt course and two driving ranges in Ballina, a championship Links course at Enniscrone, an 18 hole championship links course at Carne, Belmullet and an 18 hole parkland course at Castlebar.

Community Centre

Activities which take place in the Community Centre include basketball, Handball, indoor soccer, squash, drama, card games etc.

Other amenities in the area include: horse riding, forest walks, scenic drives.