DISCOVER MAYO ON IRELAND'S WILD ATLANTIC WAY
Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of life and journey through the 2500 km route of twists and turns and discover Newport at the heart of it all. Half way along the this stretch of western coastline with you'll find charm, character and weather that has a mind of its own. Head west, step out of the car and simply inhale. The nature and landscape is second to none and the stranger you'll meet will feel like old friends. In Newport, you have to give into the elements and adopt the local way of life, a pace will replenish your spirits and lift your heart. When you’re here, there is nowhere else. The vibe and feeling is what the Wild Atlanitic Way is all about. Enjoy what you don’t often, get unexpectedly mesmerised by the lull of a swell, encourage the kids to get grass-stained, sandy-socked and windswept. Stop to appreciate the way of life that welcomes you with a hearty slap on the back and a friendly wink and a nod.
Clew Bay is said to have an island for every day of the year. It is a sight to behold along the Wild Atlantic Way. Home to a range of sea-life. The bay is harvested for its fresh mackerel, cod, oysters, and mussels to name a few. If you're lucky enough to take a voyage out the bay, you may come across a herd of seals that call the bay their home! To all the Saw Doctors fans, St. Patrick in his solitude looked down across Clew Bay. Sure with the views from the top of Croagh Patrick, is it any wonder he called the pilgrims there to pray.
Great Western Greenway
Wander along Ireland’s longest off-road cycling and walking trail on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Discover historic towns along coastal havens and enjoy breathtaking views over the bay of County Mayo. The Great Western Greenway is a pathway packed with some of Ireland’s best cycling scenery. So hop on your bicycle and from Newport - head towards Westport or follow the most scenic route towards Mulranny and Achill.
Home of Brannens, Newport is a beautiful little town. The town was founded in the early 18th century. Today, the town is picturesque, with the old railway bridge, also known as the seven arch bridge, that towers over the river. Built in 1892, the last train passed over this bridge in 1937. Newport is surrounded by fabulous hill walks, trekking trails and loop walks. For a lover of the fresh air, Newport is the place to be. Brannens is also home to the walking group, the Nephin Begars. A great group of walking enthusiasts who are seeking to climb, hike, and walk the areas across the barony of Burrishoole, and further afield.
Westport is a lively and colourful town along the west coast. The town is 10 minutes away from Brannens of Newport. The foot of Croagh Patrick is just a stones throw from the centre of the town. If you're a foodie, then Westport has the resturants for you. They can be found all over the town. If you're looking for a nice walk, why not visit the quay along Westport Harbour and take a stroll through the Lord Altamount's old estate around Westport House. If the kids want some adventure, they can visit the pirate theme park.
Mulranny is a hidden gem along the Wild Atlantic Way. On a sunny day, there are not many more scenic locations. If you're feeling like taking a trip to the seaside, then Mulranny is the place for you. Mulranny beach is a stunning Blue Flag Beach along the west coast where you can enjoy some quality time with family and friends. For the sporing traveller, Mulranny Golf Course is a truly wonderful 9-hole links course. The club and the locals are incredibly welcoming too, so don't hesistate to enquire. (You'll also find another beach tucked away along the golf course)
Achill is a rugged island on the west coast of Ireland. The largest island in Ireland, is home to stunning sea-cliffs and gorgeous beaches. In summer, Achil is great for surfing, with plenty of surf schools running from spring to autumn. There are plenty of other outdoor activities in Achill, like body boarding, and abseiling. As for the beaches, Achill has plenty of stunning beaches. Including Dooagh Beach, the beach that reappeared in 2017, only to disppear again in 2019. Keem Bay is known for it's scenery and the occaisional visit of basking sharks from the Atlantic Ocean.