Walking and Cycling
Mayo has a challenging landscape and beautiful
scenery for the active holiday maker. Wether you
are a seasoned hiker / cyclist or just out for a
Leisurely stroll or cycle ride, there is always a
route to suite you.
Wether you favour game or coarse fishing, there
are lots of excellent fishing spots close by. The river
Moy is world famous for it’s salmon fishing is only a
few miles away. There are dozens more rivers and
lakes in the area, such as the Castlebar River, the
Manulla River, the Clydagh River (wich borders the
campsite), Lough Conn, Lough Cullin, Derryhick
Lake to name but a few.
History and Culture
Ireland as a whole is rich with history and heritage and County
Mayo is no exception to this. There are too many highlights to
mention them all, but the ones not to be missed are: the
Museum of Country Life and the round tower in Turlough, the
Céide Fields, Hennigans Heritage Centre, Ballintubber Abbey
and the Celtic Furrow. Please bear in mind that this is only the
tip of the iceberg.
Even more changeable than our weather is our scenery. Every twist
and turn in the road opens up a whole new and stunning view. You
can of course plot your own route, or you can follow one of the many
‘set’ routes such as the Mayo Sculpture Trail, the Atlantic Drive on
Achill Island, or the Doolough route through Connemara. One
highlight not to be missed is the road along Killala Bay to
When the time has come to take it a bit more easy after all the touring and sightseeing
it’s time for a visit to one of the leisure centres or golf courses in the area. There are
excellent indoor swimming pools in Westport and Claremorris and for the ultimate
pampering there is the Kachina Natural Spa in Castlebar. For a round of golf you can
choose between one 9-hole golf and five 18-hole courses.
Music & the Irish Pub
No holiday in Ireland is complete without a visit to the pub for a pint
of porter or a shot of Irish whiskey. And on the same token, no visit
to the pub is complete without the ‘craic’ of a good music session.
Traditional sessions can be found in Castlebar, Westport , Balla
and in our own Clubhouse (but that goes without saying).