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Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Castlebar (Irish: Caisleán an Bharraigh) is the county town of, and at the centre of, County Mayo. It is a bustling town and is well known in the area for the variety of shopping that is available.

Castlebar is the location for important festivals and traditions, among which is the International Four Days Walk. A well-established blues music festival in venues across the town takes place on the weekend before the first Monday in June each year and the The Linenhall Arts Centre exhibits throughout the year. The Country Life section of the National Museum of Ireland in nearby Turlough is a 'must visit' attraction when in the area. Castlebar is also home to one of the main GAA stadiums in the west of Ireland and regularly hosts matches with 40,000+ fans.

The surrounding areas are great for walking and have some of the best fishing lakes in the West of Ireland. There are also most other outdoor activities that you can think of available from golf to horse trekking, diving to sailing.


Gardens

Enniscoe House & Gardens - Crossmolina County Mayo Ireland
Enniscoe House & Gardens
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
This hospitable Georgian house on the shores of Lough Conn was built by ancestors of the present owner, Susan Kellett, who settled here in the 1660s - and it is a very special place for anglers and other visitors with a natural empathy for the un ...
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Golf

Ballinrobe Golf Club - Ballinrobe County Mayo Ireland
Ballinrobe Golf Club
Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Course Type: Parkland
The Championship Parkland Golf Course at Ballinrobe Golf Club is considered by some, including Padraig Harrington, to be one of the finest in Ireland. Cloonacastle Estate, which dates back to 1238, became the new home for Ballinrobe Golf Club ...
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Self Catering

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Enniscoe House - Courtyard Houses
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
In parkland and mature woods on the shores of Lough Conn, Enniscoe House was built by ancestors of the present owner, Susan Kellett, who settled here in the 1660s, and is a very special place for anglers and other visitors with a natural empathy ...
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What's On

Westport Country Market - Co Mayo - Thursdays
Westport Country Market - Every Thursday - 8.30am to 1pm

Pete Callaghan Centre, off James St Car Park, Westport, Co Mayo

Contact: June Burke 098 - 25645 junebourke@ei ...
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Tourist Attractions

Westport House, Gardens & Pirate Adventure Park - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Westport House, Gardens & Pirate Adventure Park
Westport, Co. Mayo
18th Century Westport House is privately owned and operated by Jeremy Browne (the 11th Marquess of Sligo) and his family, who are direct descendants of Grace O’ Malley, the famous 16th Century Pirate Queen of Connaught, it provides a full d ...
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