Unlocking Mayo’s Unseen Beauty
Departing Westport @10 am from Mill Street Car Park
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Newport- a townland chosen by Captain Pratt for its potential for shipping. is most famously associated with Grace O’Malley, the notorious pirate and chieftain of the O’Malley clan in the latter part of the 16th century.
Mulranny – in Irish ‘Maoil Raithne’ or ‘Malla Raithne’ (Hill of the Ferns) – is situated on the isthmus between Clew Bay and Blacksod Bay in County Mayo. Mulranny has a beautiful beach which for many years has been the deserved holder of Blue Flag status.
4. Ros Dumhach (Rossport)
Rossport is a Gaeltacht village and townland in northwest County Mayo, Ireland. Here we will stop to experience the utterly breathtaking views and enjoy some lunch in ‘The Ferry Bar’. Rossport is the epitome of Mayo’s unseen and untouched beauty. We will have ample time to sample the local cuisine, chat to locals and enjoy na radharcanna álainn (the beautiful views)!
5. Ballycroy National Park
Ballycroy National Park is Ireland’s sixth National Park and located on the Western seaboard in northwest Mayo. It comprises of 11,000 hectares of Atlantic blanket bog and mountainous terrain. This is one of the last intact active blanket bog systems in Ireland and Western Europe.
This tour will take you off the beaten path. The tour opens the eyes to a true experience of Mayo’s West Coast.
Unlocking Mayo’s Museums
Departing Mill Street Car Park at 10am
2. National Museum of Country Life, Turlough
Visit the National Museum of country life. This Mayo gem immerses your senses in the old country living of County Mayo. The award winning museum allows one to experience the fascinating, simple means of living that took place in Mayo hundreds of years ago. From turf cutting to ancient traditions, this museum has it all!
3. Céide Fields
Experience the Neolithic site, which boast some of the oldest known fields in the world, over 6000 years old! Visit the award winning museum and experience the breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean from the ancient, archaeological site.
4. Foxford Woolen Mills, Foxford
Enjoy the one hour self guiding presentation in French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as English and Irish. The tour will then have the opportunity to have lunch in the ‘Olde Mill Restaurant’. Indulge in the bright, traditional setting while enjoying some traditional, homemade food.
Unlocking Croagh Patrick & Kylemore Abbey
Departing Westport at10am
2. Croagh Patrick
Explore Croagh Patrick, locally known as ‘The Reek’ which overlooks Clew Bay. Tourists will have an opportunity to climb some of the mountain, if they wish. The tour will stop at the mountain for approximately one and a half hours.
3. Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.
The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. We will stop for lunch before we return to Westport.