Killala is a picturesque seaside village famous for the part it played in the 1798 rebellion in Irish history. In August of 1798 General Humbert arrived into Kilcummin pier from France and the French and Irish forces combined under his leadership against the English forces in the area. This year has become known as the Year of the French in Irish history and a book and television history celebrate this unique event. Killala is an excellent location for sea angling and hosts an annual sea angling festival in August.
There are many sites of Cultural and Historical ruins and stone age settlements. Central to Ceide Fields (a visit is a must there), Foxford Woollen Mills and Heritage Centre. There are many sandy beaches located along the North Mayo coast including some Blue Flag beaches; excellent 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses at Ballina; Enniscrone; Belmullet; Swinford; Tubbercurry. Pitch and Putt at Ballina and Enniscrone.
Excellent fishing is available nearby. Sea fishing on the rich fishing grounds of Killala Bay. Salmon and Trout fishing on the world famous River Moy and Lough Conn; and other North Mayo rivers. Boats can be hired from local fisherman.
Watersports include: Windsurfing, Canoeing, Scuba Diving. Other amenities include : Forest walks; mountain walks; horse riding; scenic drives.