The Ceide Coast from Belderrig to Ballina in North Mayo tells a tale of 6,000 years of settlement, with Nephin the backdrop to isolated blanket bogs, dramatic cliffs, picturesque beaches and welcoming towns.
The history and heritage of this stunning region is brought to life through experiential visitor attractions and activities like Neolithic heritage experiences at Belderrig Valley and Céide Fields, the landmark discovery of Ireland’s oldest settlement. At Ballycastle, which lies at the very heart of the Ceide Coast, Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point Downpatrick Head illustrates human life on this dramatic coastline, A new Greenway follows the Monasteries of the Moy (Moyne, Rosserk and Rathfran) that dominate the landscape, with historic Killala’s 12th-century round tower and St Patrick’s Cathedral central focus points.
The River Moy, rich in ‘silver bars’ of salmon, runs through Ballina, the ‘Salmon Capital of Ireland.’ Belleek Castle is a unique castle restoration; its extensive woodlands harbouring historical secrets. The Jackie Clarke Collection (once the Provincial Bank) is a collection by one man of over 100,000 items, cataloguing Ireland’s colourful history.
All this and loads more to learn, see and do along this memorable route on the Wild Atlantic Way. Take a tour along the Ceide Coast and explore our rich heritage and stunning Wild Atlantic landscape – you won’t regret it.
Explore just some of the history and heritage that exists along the Ceide Coast Trail
On 31st May 2017 at the Jackie Clarke Collection, in the beautiful surroundings of the Community […]
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Based at the purpose built research facility in Belderrig Valley, along the incredible Ceide Coast […]
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At the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way in an area of unrivalled coastal beauty […]
The first phase of the long awaited Monasteries of the Moy Greenway from Ballina to Killala […]
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An unusual feature lies derelict on a sandback between Ballina Quay and Belleek Woods […]
Old Deanery Cottages and Joe Keane Creative Centre The Joe Keane Creative Centre at the […]
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Steeped in rich heritage and historical importance, pretty Killala offers the local and visitor alike […]
Ireland as an island is renowned for its splendid coastline and beautiful beaches, and none […]
Rosserk Friary, one of Mayo’s best preserved ecclesiastical ruins lies some 7 km north of […]