Achill Island

achill island 2Distance: 111km

Time: 2.5 hour

Achill's stunning landscape and rich history offer visitors a wide range of scenic attractions, beauty spots and places of interest.

 

From hill walking and outdoor activities to fishing and angling to windsurfing or scuba diving, your visit to Achill can be as active as you like. Or just relax with a coffee or a pint and a view of Achill's spectacular mountains, cliffs and five Blue Flag beaches.

Aran Islands

aran islandDistance: 150km approx

Time: 2.5 Hours approx

The Rugged Aran Islands lie Just outside Galway Bay and just miles from the Clare coast and the Cliffs of Moher on the West coast of Ireland.

You will need to take a short ferry ride to get to the Islands.

Belleek Woods

BelleekDistance: 14km

Time: 20minutes

Situated along the banks of the river Moy, lies Belleek woods, 1000 acres of woodlands which holds the title of one of the largest urban forests in Europe.

It is a peaceful haven of up to 6 miles of natural forest pathways, two of which are along the banks of the River Moy.

Belleek Woods Ballina is an area of great tranquillity, peace and beauty where you can enjoy the natural forest pathways running both through the forestry and along the river Moy.

Ceide Fields

ceidi fieldsDistance: 50km

Time: 50 mins approx

The Ceide Fields in North Mayo is situated on the R314 between local geology.

Croagh Patrick

croagh patrickDistance: 70km

Time: 1 hour 15 mins approx

Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.

Patrick's sacred mountain and a rich vein of archaeological heritage; Croagh Patrick is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport and the mountain's conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside.

Foxford Wollen Mills

foxfordDistance: 30km

Time: 35minutes

Foxford is a thriving Working Mill, Restaurant and Visitors Centre which was founded in 1892.

 

Foxford pieces are traditional and treasured possessions with a contemporary and modern design.

National Museum Of Country Life

national museum of country lifeDistance: 45km

Time: 1 hour

National Museum of Country Life at Turlough Park near Castlebar is now home to the National Museum of Ireland Folk life Collection.

 

The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is set in modern exhibition galleries in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park House and surrounded by magnificent gardens and lake.

Queen Maeve's Tomb

queen maeveDistance: 54km

Time: 1 hour

Queen Maeve's Grave (Misgaun Maeve) is located at the summit of Knocknarea Mountain, which, at 1,014 feet, dominates the landscape to the west of Sligo.

Maeve was the warrior Queen of Connacht in Celtic mythology.

This enormous cairn atop Knocknarea is 55 meters in diameter by 10 meters high. Folklore says it was built for the mythical Iron Age Queen Maeve, whose father, the high king of Ireland, gave her Connacht as a gift.