Things to do - Mayo

Stretching from Lough Corrib in the south to Killala Bay in the north, Mayo boasts many attractions including stunning mountain scenery, megalithic tombs, excellent fishing waters, hill walking and great golf courses - including the championship course at Westport in west Mayo. Mayo has a wonderfully varied landscape. A long coastline features superb safe beaches and all the drama of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Romantic islands include Clare Island, long the home of Grace O'Malley, the pirate queen and Inishturk. Ireland's largest island, Achill is joined to the mainland by a bridge. Visit the beautiful villages of Dooagh and Dooega, the high cliffs at Slievemore and Minaun and the magnificent beaches at Keel and Keem. The Achill Seafood Festival has established itself as one of Mayo's best festival weekends. The Festival, which is held in July, offers the best in delicious gourmet seafood, with plenty of ceol, music agus craic in the many traditional pubs in the evenings.