Knock

Knock

  Knock – holy site of pilgrimage and prayer Knock (Irish: An Cnoc, meaning The Hill – but now more generally known in Irish as Cnoc Mhuire, ‘Hill of (the Virgin) Mary’) is home to Knock Shrine, a major international…

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Achill Beaches

Achill beaches

Achill island, a 45 minute drive from Westport has five great Blue Flag beaches, adding to Achill’s attraction as a day trip from Westport

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Achill History

Achill history

Achill island has seen the arrival of Christianity, the power of Granuaile, plantations from Ulster, great rows between Protestants and Catholics and the disappearance of the ancient booleying way of life

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Ballycroy National Park

Ballycroy National Park

Ballycroy National Park is Ireland’s sixth National Park and comprises 11,000 hectares of Atlantic blanket bog and mountains, covering a vast uninhabited and unspoilt wilderness dominated by the Nephin Beg mountain range

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Westport House, A History

Westport House, a history

Westport House is one of Ireland’s most beautiful historic homes and enjoys a superb parkland setting with lake, terraces, wonderful gardens and magnificent views of the surrounding landscape.

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Kildavnet Castle

Kildavnet castle

Kildavnet Castle, on Achill Island, was Granuaile’s fortress guarding the entrance to Achill Sound, linking Clew Bay to the south and Blacksod Bay to the north.

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Rockfleet Castle

Rockfleet Castle

Rockfleet Castle, a 16th-century fortified tower house, is best known for its association with Granuaile, the O’Malley chieftain and infamous pirate queen.

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Ballintubber

Ballintubber

Ballintubber has several of the most important historic sites in central Mayo, including Ballintubber Abbey and St. Patrick’s well.

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