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As Ireland's third largest county, Mayo is extensive in its range of scenery, and breathtaking landscapes, as well as immense in its warm, welcoming hospitality to all visitors. This remote corner of Ireland with its Atlantic coastline, majestic mountains and meandering rivers has an unparalleled splendour and natural beauty all its own.

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The town of Swinford in County Mayo contains many historical buildings such as the Workhouse, one of the few remaining icons of the Great Famine in Ireland County Mayo, Emerald Isle, Places To See, Scenery, Street View, River, Landscape, History, City

Swinford

Swinford, a former market town, is situated on a tributary of the famous River Moy and suffered terribly during the famine.

Seaweed harvesting was an industry along the Mayo’s coast and on Achill Island. Seaweed, Harvest, Natural Beauty, Remote, Scenery, Coast, River, Island, Landscape

Seaweed Harvesting

Seaweed harvesting was an industry along the Mayo’s coast and on Achill Island.

Cattle used to be the mainstay of the Achill’s economy, but then, in the 19th century, sheep, easier to breed, became more popular. County Mayo, Natural Beauty, Ireland, The Past, Scenery, River, St Michael, Mountains, Landscape

Achill Farming

Cattle used to be the mainstay of the Achill’s economy, but then, in the 19th century, sheep, easier to breed, became more popular.

Mayo Abbey village today gives little indication of its heritage and importance as a major centre in the Celtic - Anglo Saxon Christian world in the seventh and eight century. Christian World, Anglo Saxon, Celtic, Natural Beauty, Ireland, Remote, Scenery, River, Landscape

Mayo Abbey

Mayo Abbey village today gives little indication of its heritage and importance as a major centre in the Celtic - Anglo Saxon Christian world in the seventh and eight century.

Castlebar is a town steeped in history and has played a major part in some of the most pivotal events in Irish history. County Mayo, Natural Beauty, Ireland, Golf Courses, Remote, Irish, Scenery, Events, River

Castlebar

Castlebar is a town steeped in history and has played a major part in some of the most pivotal events in Irish history.

Kildamhnait Castle is tower house associated with the O'Malley Clan, who were once a ruling family of Achill and attributed to the famous Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley. Grace O'malley, Famous Pirates, County Mayo, Tower House, Ireland Travel, Photo Art, Scenery, Island, Pirate Queen

Kildamhnait Castle

Kildamhnait Castle is a classic tower house. It was strategically located as a sentinel over the Sound protecting Achill against attacks from Blacksod Bay to the North and from Clew Bay to the South.

Kilmovee is rich in history and archaeology with many notable features in the immediate area. There are 7 'Caiseals' in Kilmovee, including the largest 'Caiseal' in Connaught. Archaeology, Natural Beauty, Ireland, Vineyard, Golf Courses, Remote, Scenery, River, Mountains

Kilmovee

Kilmovee is rich in history and archaeology with many notable features in the immediate area. There are 7 'Caiseals' in Kilmovee, including the largest 'Caiseal' in Connaught.

Mulranny is one of the Blue Flag Beaches along the Mayo coastline. This popular beach is located south-west of Mulranny village. Discover more about it. Love Ireland, Blue Flag, Places Of Interest, Beautiful Beaches, Photo Art, Natural Beauty, Scotland, Scenery, Landscape

Mulranny

Mulranny has a beautiful beach which for many years has been the deserved holder of Blue Flag status. Read about the storm beaches.

Around Mayo: Inagh Valley is one of the most scenic valleys in the West of Ireland. It is a romantic valley which offers breathtaking views of peatlands, mountains, lakes and glorious countryside. Connemara, Lakes, Countryside, Natural Beauty, Ireland, Road Trip, Scenery, Romantic, River

Inagh Valley Around Mayo

Around Mayo: Inagh Valley is one of the most scenic valleys in the West of Ireland. It is a romantic valley which offers breathtaking views of peatlands, mountains, lakes and glorious countryside.

Moytura Conga is a mythological site near Cong. According to mythology, this area of stone cairns was the site of a great battle, three thousand years ago. Stone Cairns, County Mayo, Mythology, Garden Sculpture, Natural Beauty, Battle, Scenery, Landscape, Outdoor Decor

Moytura Conga

Moytura Conga is a mythological site near Cong. According to mythology, this area of stone cairns was the site of a great battle, three thousand years ago.

A little number of small industries were set up on Achill through the centuries but none of them survived. Clare Island, Black Faced Sheep, County Mayo, Wild Nature, Sea Birds, Small Island, Flora And Fauna, Water Sports, Natural Beauty

Industry on Achill Island

A little number of small industries were set up on Achill through the centuries but none of them survived.

In bygone days Irish people were very religious but also very superstitious. Irish People, Natural Beauty, Ireland, Remote, Road Trip, Scenery, Culture, River, Mountains

Superstition in Mayo

In bygone days Irish people were very religious but also very superstitious.

The Clew Bay Archaeological Trail give visitors the chance to explore thousand-year-old traces of Mayo’s heritage in one day. Learn more here. Sea Angling, County Mayo, Photo Art, Natural Beauty, Ireland, Trail, Scenery, Europe, Activities

Clew Bay Trail

The Clew Bay Archaeological Trail give visitors the chance to explore thousand-year-old traces of Mayo’s heritage in one day. Learn more here.

The tale "Old Animal Charms and Cures” is an extract from the book "Tales from the West of Ireland" by Sean Henry. The folk histories in this book differ from other tales because some of them are based on actual historical events. County Mayo, Natural Beauty, Ireland, The Cure, Folk, Charms, Scenery, Events, Culture

A Tale from Mayo

The tale "Old Animal Charms and Cures” is an extract from the book "Tales from the West of Ireland" by Sean Henry. The folk histories in this book differ from other tales because some of them are based on actual historical events.

Kilkelly is named after St. Ceallach who was buried here in or around the 6th century. Local places of interest include the beautiful Urlaur Abbeyr on the shore of Urlaur Lake and some passage forts in Culmore. County Mayo Ireland, Uk Beaches, Beach Scenery, Places Of Interest, Natural Beauty, River, Forts, Mountains, Landscape

Kilkelly

Kilkelly is named after St. Ceallach who was buried here in or around the 6th century. Local places of interest include the beautiful Urlaur Abbeyr on the shore of Urlaur Lake and some passage forts in Culmore.