Take a Step Back in Time with these original Irish cottages.
These cottages are for rent individually or as a pair in County Mayo in the west of Ireland. The cottages offer a wonderful holiday experience giving a glimpse of an Ireland few visitors see. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this rolling countryside.
High above them stands Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain with Ballintubber and Cong Abbey being some of the attractions in this area. This is also a fisherman's dream with trout fishing on nearby Loughs Mask and Carra.
The busy town of Westport with its famous pubs, craft shops and restaurants and the bustling town of Castlebar are just short 15 minute trips. Both towns have multi-screen cinemas, swimming pools and many other leisure activities.
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Friendship in the West: Have now lived in Ireland full time for over 6 years, Colin and Lyn can certainly see why people love coming here, it is to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, with tradition and friendship running right through it. the sceneray and history is amazing, especially in the West and Mayo which is our county. once you have booked Colin is always happy to supply you with details of music events locally, and help you plan your travelling routes around Mayo and the West. the West of Ireland has over 22 historic places and museums to visit, so even on rainy days there are places of great interest to see which are under cover. Off the coast are many islands which are well worth a visit, such as the Aran islands, Clare Island, Inishbofin and Achill island to name but a few, and are all within easy reach from the cottages.
West of Ireland Walks: The West of Ireland is fast becoming renown for walking holidays, there are many footpath walks, such as the Clogher walks in Claremorris, one of the most historic and beautiful walks is the Croagh Patrick heritage trail starting in Balla and ending at croagh patrick holy mountain in Miurrisk over looking Clew Bay, this trail actually goes through our village of Killawalla, and also visits Ballintober with its historic abbey, maps of all walks are avilable locally, and in the various tourist offices. for thoses wishing to view the Croagh Patrick trail, you can log into www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com.
Music and Tradition: Traditional music and dancing is still well alive in this part of Ireland with Fleadh's held in many towns throughout the summer months. local villages and towns have traditional music sessions in the pubs, and in fact we are involved with Colin playing regulary in Tourmakeady. Castlebar has a new large theatre which hosts many well known entertainers. also held in August is the Westport music festival with a host of varying musicians and its free. (other that a donation to help it remain)
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Within easy reach of these country cottages you can choose from many interesting and exciting day trips, examples of which include: Ballintubber Abbey and the nearby Celtic Furrow tracing 5,000 years of Irish culture; Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain with the National Famine Memorial sculpture at its foot in the village of Murrisk; Historically famous Céide Fields near Ballycastle in North Mayo; Foxford Woollen Mills;; National Museum of Country Life near Castlebar; Knock Marian Shrine, scene of an miraculous apparition in 1879; Fishing in a myriad of lakes and rivers as well as deep sea-angling off the coast; Watersports, sandy beaches and beautiful islands; Hiking and walking - quiet country lanes, hill-walking; Golf links and courses in nearby Westport, Castlebar, Ballinrobe, Claremorris. Superb restaurants, traditional pubs of character in surrounding areas
Ireland West Airport Knock - 45 mins drive. Galway city - 60 mins.
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