Places of Interest
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one of the few ‘planned’ towns in the country, lies in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, one of Europe’s best known places of pilgrimage. The pretty seaside town boasts numerous attractions, including an excellent 18 hole golf course, angling facilities and hill walking. Westport House, the Georgian mansion which is home to Lord Sligo, is open to visitors during the summer.
has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. From the rugged Twelve Pins mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, its natural terrain and unspoilt beauty offers the visitor a wonderland of sights, experiences and activities.
lies to the north east of Castlebar. The lakes of Sligo, with their still waters and wooded islands, are truly spectacular and form a striking contrast to the county’s rugged uplands. Sligo town boasts a good number of quality bars, restaurants and shops as well as a beautiful 18th century cathedral.
is a lively city which lies at the mouth of the Shannon river. It is home to the majestic Aughanure castle, which was the home of the ‘Ferocious O’Flaherty’s’, a wild Irish clan who were masters of West Connacht. The city’s museum houses exhibitions charting the history and heritage of Galway and the cathedral, which is the city’s largest building, contains impressive rose windows and paintings.
blessed with a breathtaking Atlantic Coast and anchored by over 5000 years of civilisation, sits astride the River Moy and is renowned as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Ballina has a long standing reputation for its hospitality, which is extended in its variety of restaurants, bars and hostelries. Ballina’s key attractions include Moyne Abbey, one of the most impressive ecclesiastical ruins in Mayo, Rosserk Friary which dates back to the 15th century and the impressive St Muredach’s Cathedral, which occupies a striking position on the banks of the river.