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 Panorama - copyright David Browne (Picture It Photography Shop)

Béal Deirg or Belderrig is one of Ireland’s oldest communities – and one of its most scenic. It is the birthplace of the Céide Coast.

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Killala Co. Mayo

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