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
Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours are led by Denis Quinn Denis is based along the Wild Atlantic Way in Killala Bay, and…[...]
A signature Discovery Point along the Wild Atlantic Way, and one of the must-sees on the route. Just a few…[...]
The town of Killala was for centuries the ecclesiastical hub of North Mayo. It is a town rich in ecclesial…[...]
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 banks of the River Moy[...]
Tír Sáile, The North Mayo Sculpture Trail is the largest public arts project ever undertaken in Ireland. The project was…[...]
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, based in the beautiful seaside village of Ballycastle, County Mayo is an Irish, not-for-profit organisation with…[...]
Killala, Co. Mayo is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, boasting – incredibly – continuous human habitation since the…[...]