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Adventures

Croagh Patrick Mountain

Croagh Patrick Mountain (known locally as The Reek) is Ireland’s Holy Mountain. It’s conical shape soars 2507 ft majestically above Clew Bay overlooking Murrisk Village, where the climb starts. Croagh Patrick attracts over one million visitors from all over the world each year.

Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal route in the world (2500km) spanning from Innishowen in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork and is filled with over 150 Discovery Points along the route. Discover all that Mayo has to offer on this world class Wild Atlantic Way.

Cycling

The Great Western Greenway is the longest off-road cycling / walking trail in Ireland (42km), following the path of the old railway line from Westport to Achill Island   The Greenway is soon to be extended beyond Croagh Patrick Mountain to Lecanvey. Other great off-road cycling trails are on offer in the area too and are extremely popular for the cycling enthusiast!

Excitement

Landbased Adventure activities are plentiful in the area and offer great excitement for the thrill seeker!! Paintballing, splatball, rock-climbing & absailing, zip wiring, zorbing, bubble soccer, horse-riding are readily available.

Walking & Hiking

Mayo is the ideal walking destination with an abundance of wonderful trails/walks of various fitness levels on offer. Locally, climbing Croagh Patrick Mountain and hiking the Murrisk Loop Walk are favourites!!

Beaches

Clew Bay is a natural Atlantic ocean bay in County Mayo overlooked by Croagh Patrick Mountain and the mountains of North Mayo. You will be spoilt for choice with its abundance of fantastic clean sandy beaches dotted along it’s coastline. Many beaches have a blue or green flag accolade! There are also many piers / small harbours too and pier jumping has become very popular in high tide!

Live Music

Craic agus Ceol (fun and music) await you in many of the fantastic pubs in the area offering traditional Irish music/ballad sessions. Bring your own instrument to join in!

Water Activities

Clew Bay, with its array of safe sandy beaches is the ideal location for the Water Sports enthusiast offering a huge choice of water activities to include surfing, coasteering, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, sailing, snorkelling……the list goes on!!!

Eating Out

No shortage of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets – the area offers plenty of great food with fresh local seafood being a speciality in many of them. Cafes/coffee shops are also in abundance, so one will never go hungry!

Local Historical Sites

The ruins of Murrisk Abbey, located in Murrisk is an Augustinian Friary dating back to 1457 is the traditional starting point for the pilgrim to Croagh Patrick. The National Famine Memorial, located in Murrisk is a stunning John Behan sculpture erected as a commemoration of the millions who perished in the Great Famine over 150 years ago.

Family Fun

Discover the family fun of Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, where there’s something special for all ages to include heritage, family and adventure activities.
Take a visit to the Museum of Country Life in Turlough where you can explore Irish traditional lifestyles since the 19th century!

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