Achill island occupies an area of about 57 square miles. Its geography includes glacial and coastal features and the climatic effects of the Gulf Stream create a distinctive combination of flora and fauna
Explore County Mayo, Ireland in your car, following routes that show you the best of the county.
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
Managed for recreational and commercial use, this lodgepole pine forest commands stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the lake below.
The beautiful village of Leenane, at the head of Killary Harbour, is known as the Gateway to Connemara. Spectacular mountainsides and clear blue water combine with village charm to make a wonderful day-trip from Westport.
Overlooking Clew Bay at the bottom of Croagh Patrick, Murrisk village has scenic views in all directions and a rich history.
Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, is surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks. It extends 16km (10 miles), from the Atlantic to the picturesque village of Leenane.
The Nephin Beg range dominates the skyline, looking north from Clew Bay. The Bangor Trail passes through the range, and the Letterkeen Loop is in its midst.
Nephin is the second highest mountain in County Mayo and the 36th highest in Ireland. It dominates the local lanscape.
Mweelrea Mountain is the highest point in County Mayo, a series of five peaks for the serious hill walker.
The Sheeffry Hills are a range of mountains south of Westport in County Mayo. The views from the summits are spectacular.
Best known for its association with Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, Croagh Patrick has been a pilgrimage destination since pre-Christian times.
Mayo's hills and mountains, among the finest in Ireland, offer breathtaking views of the beautiful Mayo landscape, coastline and Clew Bay.
Mayo is world-renowned for its wild beauty, with breathtaking and widely varied scenery, from pristine Blue Flag beaches to its many hills and mountains and, of course, Clew Bay and its 365 islands
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