County Mayo

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County Mayo (area 2084 square miles) which forms the north-west shoulder of the province of the Connacht, is situated in the heart of Ireland's famous 'Western World'.  Stretching from Lough Corrib and Killary Harbour in the south to the barony of Erris and Killala Bay in the north, this large county incorporates a magical mixture of natural amenities and leisure facilities which present the visitor with a wide-ranging variety of things to do and places to visit.

Mayo is the traditional Ireland at its very best.  Many of the names associated with its heritage are famed in song and in story.  From the plains of East Mayo to Achill Island and Clew Bay, from the boundary-line of Connemara in the south to the rugged moorlands of Erris in the north, Mayo provides a fantastic variety of scenery and natural amenities that are matched by the regional diversity of an agile, friendly and warm-hearted people. 

There are megalithic tombs, excellent fishing waters, exciting hiking trails and great golf courses - including the championship course at Westport in west Mayo.

Westport is a charming town, with lively traditional pubs and plenty of Irish music. It lies at the mouth of Clew Bay, where you'll find Achill Island - the largest island off the Irish coast, and probably the most beautiful, with lovely mountains, moors and beaches.

Back on the mainland, Croagh Patrick , the pyramidal mountain, is where Saint Patrick is said to have performed his snake-banishing act. Mayo's other famous religious site is Knock, which is visited by hordes of pilgrims every year.