The most rugged parts of the Wild Atlantic Way are to be found in North Mayo. While you’re in the area, here are just 10 Wild Atlantic Way Adventures you can enjoy along this stunning route.
Marvel at the majestic Dún Bríste Sea Stack at Signature Discovery Point Downpatrick Head …
…one of the most pictured images in the world.Just a few miles north of Ballycastle, on the edge of the earth overlooking the wild Atlantic, lies the rugged, windswept outcrop of Downpatrick Head. Now a Signature Discovery Point on the famed Wild Atlantic Way, the area provides unparalleled views of the ocean, including a unique vantage point over the Stags of Broadhaven. A majestic sea stack rises tower-like from the sea, with its centuries of layered rock providing shelter to thousands of nesting sea birds.
Indulge in the finest of quality local produce …
… and enjoy the relaxing atmospheres of Ballina’s finest hotels. Overlook the River Moy, surround yourself with the enchanting forests at Belleek Castle or relax to the sound of serenity in Mount Falcon Castle
Follow Tír Sáile, The North Mayo Sculpture Trail, From Ballina to Belmullet
Tír Sáile – The North Mayo Sculpture Trail is the largest public arts project ever undertaken in Ireland. It entailed the putting in place of fourteen site-specific Sculptures along the North Mayo Coast. The trail is supplemented by an exhibition site at which the work of guest sculptors or temporary exhibitions are accommodated.
Visit the 5000 year old Neolithic Céide Fields near Ballycastle – the oldest known field system in the world
The remarkable neolithic site at Céide Fields in County Mayo, Ireland, contains the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world – dating back nearly 6,000 years. C éide Fields overlooks the mighty Atlantic Ocean which gently laps or vigorously pounds – depending on the weather! – against the spectacular sea cliffs below. The landscape itself has been forged from the dramatic upheaval and movement of the earths crust over millions of years.
Forage your way through the beaches of Killala with Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours
Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours offer a range of interesting activities and traditional experiences, knowledge tours, and cliff and loop walks around stunning land and seascapes.
They can organize everything for you. They provide accommodation, a range of interesting tours and activities for you to enjoy, transport – and a good laugh along the way!
Cook up a storm with Majorie Morrow Nolan in Brigown B&B and Cookery School …
… overlooking Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point, Ballina Quay. Delivering cookery courses and cookery demonstrations that are both practical and achievable. Majorie combines both her love for fresh local ingredients and her creative ideas to produce fantastic dishes.
Experience Old Ireland with an Irish traditional Music session …
Savour some tasty home cooking in the homely Mary’s Cottage Kitchen in Ballycastle.
Located on Main Street, Ballycastle and built in the 1800’s, this building still holds many stunning traditional features including the stone wall exterior, open loft, exposed beams, flag floors and a quaint open fire. Against this charming backdrop customers can expect tasty home-cooked food prepared by Mary Munnelly herself.
Sea Angling, Family & Pleasure trips, perhaps dolphin or seal watching?
Donal Kennedy Angling Charter offers a range of services for all the family. Get a real taste of the wild Atlantic on one of these fantastic sea angling or pleasure trips. Customize your trip to suit your desires with a full day fishing or a shorter trip. All rods are supplied and a fully licensed skipper will guide you and make sure your trip is an enjoyable and truly memorable Mayo North experience.
Cast a line on the world famous River Moy …
Enjoy a fishing trip on the world renowned waters of Ballina and the surrounding areas in Mayo North. the River Moy, Lough Conn and Lough Cullin are go-to destinations for salmon, brown trout and pike fishing enthusiasts, to name but a few.