The Céide Coast
The Céide Coast in North Mayo, incorporating Killala, Lacken, Kilcummin, Ballycastle and Belderrig 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 Céide 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 Céide Coast and explore our rich heritage and stunning Wild Atlantic landscape – you won’t regret it.
Things to see and do along North Mayo's Céide Coast
Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way, Killala Bike Hire is located at the heart of some of the most magnificent sites North Mayo has to offer. Providing bike hire in Mayo North and accessory rental for all ages, you can experience the Wild Atlantic Way at your own pace, with daily and weekly bike hires available.[...]
Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours are led by Denis Quinn Denis is based along the Wild Atlantic Way in Killala Bay, and…[...]
Just a few miles north of Ballycastle, County Mayo lies the rugged, windswept outcrop of Downpatrick Head a Signature Discovery Point on the famed Wild Atlantic Way.[...]
The town of Killala was for centuries the ecclesiastical hub of North Mayo. It is a town rich in ecclesial heritage and monuments.[...]
The village of Doonfeeny is only a stone’s throw away from Ballycastle. Just a short 3.5km drive west of Ballycastle village you’ll find one of North Mayo’s hidden gems, Doonfeeny Church and Standing Stone.[...]
Rosserk Friary, one of Mayo’s best preserved ecclesiastical ruins lies some 7 km north of Ballina in Killala, on the…[...]
Tír Sáile, The North Mayo Sculpture TrailTír Sáile, The North Mayo Sculpture Trail is the largest public arts project ever…[...]
The incredible neolithic site at Céide Fields atop the spectacular sea cliffs near Ballycastle County Mayo, Ireland, contains the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world – dating back an incredible 6,000 years.[...]