Leisure Activities in Kiltimagh in Co. Mayo

Visitors and locals alike can avail of a wide variety of leisure pursuits in the town and surrounding area.


Kiltimagh could be described as being somewhat of an "island", for there is a bridge on each of the approach roads to the town. The Pollagh, Glore and Gweestion, offer good brown trout fishing and are all tributaries of the River Moy, a mere 20 minutes drive away. Kiltimagh is in a good central location for the plentiful salmon and trout lakes and rivers of Mayo.

There is great pike fishing too and Kiltimagh has hosted a number of National Pike Angling Federation Championships and a high degree of satisfaction was expressed, with the fishing and the hospitality experienced by the participants. Fishing Guides are available locally.


Enjoy the great outdoors with a trek around Sliabh Cairn. Visit an equestrian centre where even the most nervous beginner is provided with suitable instruction and horses.

Indoor Sports

Kiltimagh can boast of a fine indoor sports centre in the centre of the town that houses two squash courts and a handball/racquetball court. These are part of the Community Centre complex and shower and changing facilities are available.


Kiltimagh is surrounded by beautiful and unspoilt natural scenery, with the Sliabh Cairn mountain, the bogs and rivers. There are various mapped walks for the area. These walks cater for walkers of all levels of experience. The ideal way to enjoy the splendour of the countryside.


Kiltimagh is an ideal base for a golfing holiday and many of the country's finest courses are within an hour's drive. Most local golfers are members of Ballyhaunis, a 9 hole parkland course (10 miles) or Swinford, also a 9 hole parkland course (7 miles).

Other courses around include Balla (Par 3), Claremorris, Ballaghadereen, Tubbercurry, Achill, Mulranny, Castlebar, Westport and two magnificent links courses at Enniscrone and Carne, Belmullet.


The town has a thriving GAA Club with an excellent ground at Gilmartin Park on the outskirts of town and a newly formed soccer club - Kiltimagh Athletic - now in its third year.