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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 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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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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Newport

Newport

Newport is a third of the way along the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill. Its beautiful viaduct over the Black Oak river and majestic church beguile the eye.
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