Lacken Bay

The Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Mayo

Lacken and its bay nestle along the rugged North Mayo coastline, between the towns of Killala and Ballycastle, looking out onto the Atlantic and offering a breath-taking view of Mayo, Sligo, and Donegal - the north west region of Ireland.

With miles of beautiful shoreline and some of the best unspoilt beaches, the scenic beauty of Lacken is quite unrivalled. This area is steeped in history with many monastic ruins to explore, rich in archaeology with the CĂ©ide Fields nearby. The area is abundant in flora, fauna, beautiful beaches and pure fresh air to exhilarate even the most weary traveller.

Lacken is easily found in the annals of Irish history, being the site of the French landing at Kilcummin Strand on August 22nd, 1798. From here began General Humbert's march to Ballina.