Downpatrick Head Archives - Mayo North

Downpatrick Head at Ballycastle on the Wild Atlantic Way

Visit the majestic Downpatrick Head near Ballycastle

Just a few miles north of Ballycastle, on the edge of the earth overlooking the […]

Downpatrick Head, North Mayo ©Fáilte Ireland

Your guide to the Best Road Trips in North Mayo by Tom Butcher

  Forget Route 66 – North Mayo has an untapped wealth of road trips to […]

heritage week 2019

National Heritage Week 2019; 17th – 25th August

National Heritage Week is a country wide event that takes place over the week of […]

Mayo North's Top 10 most Instagrammable places Instagram things to do in Ballina

Mayo North’s Most Instagram-worthy spots!

Instagram is now the most popular photo-sharing app in the world! And it’s no wonder […]

Photography spots in North Mayo

The seven most enchanting photography spots in North Mayo

Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo Just a few miles north of Ballycastle village, County Mayo, […]

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VIDEO: Time spent in Mayo is more than a holiday …

Our friends at have just produced another stunning video promoting the county. This time, […]

Seven great reasons to visit Mayo North

Seven Great Reasons to visit Mayo North

1. The Wild Atlantic Way. This is Mayo North, a beautiful nugget of the Wild […]

Dun Briste sea stack at Downpatrick Head

The Dun Briste sea stack climb

A sentinel, powerful, solitary, majestic.  As iconic a tower,  as the great Skellig Michael in […]

The Sralagagh Loop

The Sralagagh Loop – a scenic walking trail in Ballycastle

The Sralagagh Loop is a beautiful scenic trail starting from Ballycastle Village.  The trail is 9.5 […]

Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo


Ballycastle, Co. Mayo,  meaning ‘Town of the Castle’ is a village located along the Wild […]

Downpatrick Head along the Céide Coast of North Mayo - Things to do in Ballycastle Co. Mayo - Downpatrick Head

Things to do in Ballycastle – Belderrig – Mayo’s Céide Coast

At the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way in an area of unrivalled coastal beauty […]

The Ceide Coast - Downpatrick Head, photographed during the recent 'weatherbomb' off the coast of Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Pic: Paul Doran / Belleek Castle.

“The Road to Downpatrick”

A gem of book featuring the trip along the North Mayo coastline along the Wild […]


Photography Showcase #3 with James Wright

EXPOSURE: A Photographic Showcase – Part Three (James Wright) This is the third in a series […]

7 days in Mayo video Alan Clarke

7 Days in Mayo

Film-maker  Alan Clarke knows how to make a good video, and fortunately for us, he’s […]