Leisure Activities in Mulranny in Co. Mayo
Cycling and Walking
Mulranny is fast becoming the walking / cycling capital of Mayo. The World Class Great Western Greenway is a 42km traffic free cycling and walking facility which primarily follows the line of the old Westport to Achill Railway, which closed in 1937. In July 2011 the Greenway was awarded the coveted European Destination of Excellence. No matter what your walking ability is, there is walk in the Mulranny area to suit you. There are a series of looped walks ranging in distance from 6km to 16km, with panoramic mountain views and beautiful diverse scenery along the way.
Relax on Mulranny's Blue Flag beach with its soft golden sands and breathtaking views across Clew Bay or take a leisurely stroll along the strand with views of Clare Island in the distance.
Mulranny Golf Course is a natural links course with undulating fairways and greens. Located on the northern shore of Clew Bay, it is a challenging 9 hole links course with views of Croagh Patrick to the south, and is open all year round.
The coastline of Doughbeg (3km from Mulranny) is a surfers paradise with some of the best waves in the country. The many bays around Mulranny provide great opportunities for all types of surfing including kite and wind surfing.
Explore the waters of Mulranny in a kayak. The Bunnahowna River, 2km east of Mulranny, is classed as a grade 3 kayaking river and introductory kayaking lessons are available locally.
There are lots of opportunities for sea and river angling in Mulranny, or try a spot of lake fishing on nearby Lough Furnace. Clew Bay offers excellent deep sea angling facilities with many species of fish including mackerel, pollack, cod, whiting, conger eel, wrasse, john dory, dogfish, and more.