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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History And Heritage

History and heritage

One of Ireland’s few planned towns, designed by well-known 18th century architect, James Wyatt, Westport has earned its place among Ireland’s heritage towns

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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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Cong

Cong

Cong is a small village in south Mayo famous for its 12th century abbey, the lavish gold and silver processional Cross of Cong from 1123, the magnificent Ashford Castle, the town’s links with Oscar Wilde and, most popularly, its association with the John Wayne classic movie, The Quiet Man.

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Clare Island

Clare Island

Clare Island, a short trip from Westport, has walking tours, bus tours, bike hire, swimming at the Blue Flag beach, birdwatching, diving, and horse trekking.

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