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Mayo 2018-03-16T13:08:40+00:00

Keem beach Achill Island

is a beautiful beach set in a cove on the outermost reach of Achill Island. Quite often dolphin & seal can be seen near to the beach. Summer or winter it’s such a beautiful place to visit. Safe swimming & with spring water trickling down from the mountains the children have a ball. A location that needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Important Information

Free Place

Distance from Dublin Airport: 4h16 – 313 km

Distance from Shannon Airport: 3h – 230 km

Travel by bus: Take bus Eireann 440

Departure: Westport  – Arrival: Dooagh, the price is €8

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • Chalet Seafood Restaurant, Keel East, Keel
  • The Amethyst bar, East, Keel East
  • Bayside Bistro, Keel East, Keel

The Reek

or better known as Croagh Patrick, is located about 8 kilometres from Westport, above the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey. If the weather is good the views over Clew Bay are simply spectacular, looking down on all those islands you can witness from above! Note that the temperature can drop a few degrees, and warm waterproof clothing recommended.

Important Information

Croagh Patrick rises to 762m. It is best to climb in summer (April to September)

Car Park

There is a visitor centre is situated in Murrisk on the Pilgrim’s path at the base of Croagh Patrick Mountain and opposite the National Famine Monument.

There is a craft shop inside and a coffee shop.

Distance from Dublin Airport: 3h20 – 293 km

Distance from Shannon Airport: 2h – 170 km

Travel by bus:

Take Bus Eireann Route 450 from Westport to Louisburgh city passes Croagh Patrick.

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • The Tavern Bar & Restaurant, Carrowkeeran, Wesport
  • Cronin’s Sheebeen, Rosbeg, Westport
  • The Towers Bar&Restaurant, The Quay, Cloonmonad, Westport Harbour

DownPatrick Head

is a majestic place site found about 5km in north of Ballycastle village. Jutting out into the ocean and rising almost 40m above the waves, it offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic, including the unique collection of islands known as the Staggs of Broadhaven. Also, you can see the spot the nearby Dun Briste sea stack with its different coloured layers of rock and nesting sea birds. In addition to the natural scenery and wildlife, Downpatrick Head is home to the ruins of a church, holy well and stone cross, which together mark the site of an earlier church founded by St Patrick.
In the past, Downpatrick Head was a popular destination for pilgrims, who came here each year on the last Sunday of July, known as “Garland Sunday”. Today, this tradition lives on and mass is still celebrated at Downpatrick Head on that same day.

Important Information

Free place

Distance to Dublin Airport: 3h40 – 269 km
Distance to Shannon Airport: 2h40 – 212 km

Travel by bus: Take the bus Eireann 445

Departure: Ballina City Bus Station in Mayo County
Arrival: Ballycastle City and walk around 1hour to get to DownPatrick Head.

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • Mary’s Cottage Kitchen, Main Street, Ballycastle

Achill Island

Its size (24 km for 19km long) makes it the widest island of all Ireland. Famous for its many archaeological sites, Achill Island has been marked by the construction of many megalithic and Roman sites, as well as many forts. Add to that impressive landscapes, a diverse fauna and flora, and you will know that the island is really worth a visit!

Important Information

Contact Achill Tourism

Achill Tourism, Davitt Quarter, Achill Sound, Achill Island

00 353 98 20400

Distance to Dublin Airport: 3h53 -299km

Distance to Shannon Airport: 2h47 – 215km

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • Bayside Bistro, Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
  • Masterson’s Golden Strand Bar & Restaurant, Golden Strand, Dugort, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
  • Achill Cliff House Hotel, Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
  • The Cros Bar & Café, River, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
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