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
Belderrig Valley Experience will give you an immersive look back to the past. Learn how one mans trip to get…[...]
Killala, Co. Mayo is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, boasting – incredibly – continuous human habitation since the…[...]
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, meaning ‘Town of the Castle’ is a village located along the Wild Atlantic Way in North Mayo on the scenic west coast of Ireland.[...]
The incredible Neolithic site at Céide Fields atop the spectacular sea cliffs nestled between Belderrig and Ballycastle County Mayo, Ireland, contains…[...]
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.[...]
Steeped in rich heritage and historical importance, pretty Killala offers the local and visitor alike both a wild and tranquil…[...]
The Monasteries of the Moy Greenway and Cycle Route is a 14km, mixed-terrain cycle route between Ballina and Killala, and…[...]
Tír Sáile, The North Mayo Sculpture Trail is the largest public arts project ever undertaken in Ireland. The project was…[...]