Top Five reasons to put Mayo North on your bucket list

Why you should visit this amazing area

Top 10 things to do in Mayo North - kayak on the river Moy with Paddle and Pedal

1. North Mayo is the best foodie destination point on the Wild Atlantic Way’s Surf Coast.


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Ballina in North Mayo is a mecca for foodies, as exemplified by the many different restaurant and food offerings in the town, and the successful introduction of Food Fleadh Ballina in September 2014. The event is getting bigger and better this year with the introduction of some big names, more cookery demos, stalls and samplings. Taking place at the end of August, alongside the French Mayo festival, this is a must-not-miss event for foodies and whether or not we are still screaming for our Mayo footballers at that stage, we always look forward to some of the best quality food and drink in the region and lap up the end of the summer vibes in the Military Quarter, Ballina.


2. Outdoor adventure trails and adrenaline-fuelled activities.

Person looking over Lough Feeagh, Nephin Beg


From surfing the modest waves of Enniscrone to the world renowned barrels in Easkey, Mayo North is the perfect place to adventure amidst the beautiful backdrop of Nephin Mountain and the Nephin Begs Mountain range and the River Moy. Take a more chilled approach with some stand-up paddle boarding or get wild with some cliff jumping and coasteering. The region of Mayo North is a secret no more, and all yours to explore and discover.


3. Quirky festivals, family laughs and epic memories.

Mayo North Calendar of Events 2016


The Mayo North calendar of events is particularly impressive this year and filled with variety. Keep a close eye on and start building your perfect itinerary for you and the family. Whether your kids are artistic, sporty or adventurous, there is something to entertain and enlighten them on their trip here.  Download the calendar of events here:


4. Brag to your friends about Ireland’s best kept secret.



The Mayo North region, although bursting with action, adventure and discovery has up until recently been largely under the radar for the national and international tourist. Well, that is all changing, and now is your chance to be part of the Mayo revolution in this stunning north of the county. Be a part of its growing popularity, and see the sights that have largely gone unnoticed by the regular tourists. For example, the Ceide Fields in Ballycastle is the oldest neolithic site in the entire world, the cliffs surrounding the centre are just as impressive as in Moher, and just another few miles down the road is Downpatrick Head, a key destination point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Again, get browsing our user-friendly website to get started on your perfect day/week/year in Mayo North.


5. Attention sports fans!



We have everything you need from the sports world right here against the backdrop of majestic cliffs, mountains and a combination of blanket bog and green rolling fields. The An Post Ras rolls through the Mayo north area next week with an exciting sprint finish set to rouse a large following of national and international fans.  The Giro De Baile cycling Sportive takes place in Ballycastle at the beginning of August and of course we can’t forget the excitement of the local and inter county GAA scene which is a unique opportunity for any sports loving tourist to sample the speed and skill of our national game. Whether it’s field sports, water based activity, fishing, golf or walking, we have it all packed into Mayo north. Or of course if you would just like to watch, soak up the big game atmosphere in Ballina, which has of course been awarded the Purple Flag as a quality mark for night time economy and entertainment.

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