Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Mayo
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Holiday homes and rentals in County Mayo
With a vast array of landscapes ranging from an Atlantic coastline, pristine rivers to majestic green mountains, County Mayo is a natural beauty that you must visit sometime in your life. This remote corner of Ireland offers welcoming hospitality in its charming holiday homes in the serene countryside. You can also enjoy hundreds of outdoor activities, as well as spectacular castle ruins, award-winning beaches, festivals, and many more attractions that make for an unforgettable holiday!Pleasant holiday homes with magnificent panoramas, hot tubs, and saunas
For a stay in this hidden treasure of Ireland, you will find holiday homes with terraces, beautiful gardens, hot tubs as well as saunas. The views from the accommodations are also an important factor, giving you a panorama of lakes, mountains, and the ocean. On the other hand, the interiors of the rentals have a rustic style with cosy fireplaces, wooden beamed ceilings and impeccable spaces with comfortable furniture and nice kitchens with windows overlooking the hills. However, you can also find other accommodations with a more modern style.
Holidays in County Mayo
The area and getting around
Located on the western tip of Achill Island on the north face of Mount Croaghan, the massive Croaghaun Cliffs are the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. The site is considered one of the unique places in County Mayo and is 687 metres high, making it the third-highest in Europe. To get to the top it will take you about two hours, depending on your pace, but it's completely worth the climb to enjoy the views of the Atlantic Ocean. Croaghaun Cliffs are also home to Ireland's highest lake, Bunnafreva Lough West, which provides a place to relax.Keem Bay: One of Ireland's most beautiful beaches
Stretching for 3.5 km, Keem's secluded beach is one of the most beautiful in all of Ireland and one of County Mayo's most prized gems. It lies in the shadow of Croaghan on the western tip of Achill Island and is surrounded by magnificent, jaw-dropping mountain scenery. The white sands and contrasting turquoise waters make it an ideal spot for surfers and swimmers. The transparent waters are also so clean that it has been awarded the Blue Flag. Keem Bay is also a paradise for other sports such as diving and windsurfing.
Travellers and activities
Croagh Patrick is undoubtedly one of the best places in May if you love walking. Nicknamed “The Reek”, Croagh Patrick is the fourth-highest mountain in the county and has a tricky climb to the top. However, it offers some of the best panoramic views in Ireland and plenty of places to rest if you need to. It is also considered Ireland's holiest mountain. But If you're looking for something a little less challenging, Erris Head Loop Walk is a spectacular walk and conservation area of about 5 km. Alternatively, the glorious Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park also has trails to suit all levels of walkers.County Mayo for cycling lovers
With 42 km of traffic-free cycling lanes, the Great Western Greenway is a great choice for cyclists. An adventure along this stretch allows you to enjoy views of the Nephing Beg Mountains all the way to Croagh Patrick. The Greenway now takes cyclists from the town of Westport to Achill Island, Mayo's most popular cycling destination. Achill has narrow lanes with few cars, while Westport offers three routes of between 8 and 24 kilometres. The Clew Bay Bike Trail is also popular with experienced cyclists and runs through some of Mayo's most attractive towns along the coast of Clew Bay.
County Mayo is the third-largest county in Ireland and its name originates from Mhaigh Eo which translates as “Plain of the Yew Trees”, one of Ireland's few native evergreen trees.
Top 5 travel tips in County Mayo
One of the most breathtaking places in Mayo is Downpatrick Head. See the Dún Briste sea stack jutting out of the ocean and watch the wild Atlantic waves at sunset. This wonderful stack is Mayo's premier natural spectacle and rises 38 metres above the sea. There are many legends describing how it was formed. However, the most famous one is that St Patrick drove all the vipers out of Ireland and struck the ground to rid the mainland of them.2. Dazzle yourself with starry skies
Mayo offers some of the darkest and most pristine skies on the planet and is home to Ireland's first International Dark Sky Park. The park lies between the Nephin Ranges and the coast. On clear nights you can see the Milky Way, constellations, planets and over 4,500 stars! During your stay in May take advantage of the skies to see the meteor showers and twinkling stars.3. Travel back in time and visit the Céide Fields
Five miles (8.05 km) northwest of Ballycastle, Céide Fields is one of the most extensive and oldest Stone Age agricultural sites in the world. From stone walls, houses to megalithic tombs have been found here, showing the legacy of a farming people nearly 6000 years old. Explore the fields that cover the remains of hundreds of Stone Age farms and get a better glimpse of the past in the glass pyramid. Today, the remains of most of the walls are still hidden underground.4. Explore the grounds of the magnificent Westport House
Brimming with antiques and works of art, Westport House is one of Ireland's finest examples of Georgian architecture and one of the most beautiful historic houses. This mansion was built on the ruins of Grace O'Malley's castle in 1730 and boasts four hundred acres of lush natural beauty. Explore the 18th-century historical exhibits, tour the stunning period rooms and wander through the secret walled gardens. The house also features an Adventure Park with a rollercoaster ride across a waterway.5. Take a ride along the beach on horseback!
Carrowholly Stables is one of the best experiences in the county if you're looking for horse riding. The company is based in the town of Westport and offers amazing rides along the west coast of Ireland, as well as trails to suit all levels of riders. You can gallop through the hidden treasure of Mulranny, cross magical valleys, enjoy panoramic views of the seascape and run along miles of sandy beaches at Rosturk.