SOLAS - Interactive visitor experience on the Mullet Peninsula - Visit North Mayo

SOLAS, a new interactive visitor experience and tourism hub for the North Mayo Gaeltacht village of Eachléim. Opened in spring 2024, this new €4m building, supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development, Údarás na Gaeltachta, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Pobal, Mayo Co. Council and Fáilte Ireland, highlights the rich history, unique heritage, and captivating language of the Mullet Peninsula.

📷 SOLAS

A Focal Point for Tourism in the North Mayo Gaeltacht

SOLAS offers visitors, through interactive exhibitions and exciting installations, an enlightening journey through the rich tapestry of the Mullet Peninsula’s offshore island communities, the resilience of the Irish language, and the preservation of timeless music, traditions, storytelling, and myths. 

Visitors will learn about the history of the area including famous weather warnings issued from Blacksod Lighthouse which delayed the historic D-Day landings during World War II as well as the story of assisted emigration from Blacksod to the US and Canada in the late nineteenth century. The use of modern interactive touchscreens will allow the visitors to engage with your exhibits and create a more personalised experience.

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In a series of captivating displays, SOLAS also delves into the local whaling industry and narrates the dramatic tales of numerous shipwrecks scattered along the coastline, as well as the formidable pirates who once sailed these waters.

Fully accessible in both Irish and English, SOLAS provides a bilingual voyage into the essence of Irish heritage. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in an experience that not only educates but also engages with the area’s unique and precious biodiversity. 

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SOLAS embodies a true sense of place, where echoes of history and ancient lore come alive for locals and tourists alike. This immersive experience promises to be a lighthouse of knowledge and enjoyment for all who traverse the rugged beauty of the Mullet Peninsula.

Admission

September – May
Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm

June to August
7 days, 10am – 6pm

Adult……………………………………10 Euro
Children under 12…………………….5 Euro
Seniors/Student……………………….7 Euro

    

Contact

Web: www.visitsolas.ie
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +353 (0)976 5035

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