Leisure Activities in Murrisk, Co. Mayo
Nestled securely in the shadow of Croagh Patrick and close to the melodic shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Murrisk has a cluster of activities and leisure pursuits nearby.
Dotted along the nearby coastline are some of the most beautiful award winning beaches in Ireland and beyond. Two "Blue Flag Beaches" are within easy reach - Bertra and Old Head, are golden sandy beaches popular for lazing in the sand, swimming, strolling or a good invigorating walk such as Bertraw Beach Walk. Carrowkeel, a shingle beach is less than 1km away and Carrowniskey Beach - a surfers paradise - is also nearby.
Another significant attraction in this area is fishing, with the Bunowen & Carrowniskey salmon fishing rivers locally, while Clew Bay has some of the best sea angling in Europe. Almost every type of fish caught in Irish waters has been caught in Clew Bay. Charter sea angling trips are available along the coast for full or half day hire.
Walking / Hiking
There are many pleasant walking trails to enjoy, whether you are seeking a leisurely stroll or an energetic walk. Explore some of the signposted trails in the vicinity or try any of the recommended hill walks with beautiful scenery as part of the package. The more experienced walker might like to try the challenge of The Western Way, Mayo Walk, crossing the Sheefry Hills and traversing Croagh Patrick, rewarding them with the most amazing views of Clew Bay. Of course no visit to Murrisk would be complete without the ascent of Ireland's famous 'holy mountain' Croagh Patrick - a great feeling of achievement as you arrive back down at the car park in Murrisk!
Perhaps you fancy a day trip to one of the islands? Regular ferries operate from nearby Roonagh Quay to Clare Island and Inishturk Island.