Doohoma and Geesala Leisure Activities in Co. Mayo

The villages of Geesala and Doohoma are set in an ideal location for both water sports and activities on land.

Walking & Cycling

Walking and Cycling are now very popular in Ireland and the nearby Ballycroy National Park offers outstanding treks through a naturally pleasent environment. The National Park in north-west Mayo is home to an abundance of wildlife and rare species of plants. There are some excellent views of the rugged coastline from Ballycroy National Park with Achill Island and Blacksod bay visible from the grounds. There are other scenic walks around Carrowmore Lake , which is situated north-west of Geesala and Doohoma.


Fishing has always being a popular pastime along the peninsula as there are a number of small rivers criss-crossing the area. Sea Angling continues to attract many people to this part of Mayo as there are several entry points to the Atlantic waters surrounding Geesala and Doohoma. Mackeral and Pollack are caught in this part of the Atlantic but there is also a wide range of species in the waters off the north-west Mayo coastline.

Water sports

Water sports have increased over the past decade, with the high proportion of beaches providing an ideal launch pad for kayaking, jet-skiing and water-skiing. The beaches in this area have being utilised for many other leisure activities including horse-racing with the annual Doolough Strand Races taking place in mid-August.


Golf is another activity which can take advantage of the beautiful landscape as the Carne Links Course is just a short drive away. The 18-hole Championship course at Carne is considered as one of the finest links course in Ireland.