Discover County Mayo’s Hidden Gems: Beyond the Tourist Trail

County Mayo, on Ireland's spectacular Wild Atlantic Way, offers visitors a wealth of experiences. While spots like Croagh Patrick and Achill Island draw crowds for good reason, there's magic waiting to be found in Mayo's lesser-known corners. Let's uncover a few hidden treasures:

The Wild Beauty of Belmullet Peninsula

Step into untamed Ireland on the Belmullet Peninsula. Explore pristine beaches perfect for seaside adventures. Take a spin along the Erris Head Loop, where dramatic cliffs and crashing waves will astound you.

Mayo's Hidden Gems - Erris Head

Courtesy Evin Walke

Journey Through Time at the Céide Fields

Immerse yourself in history at the Céide Fields, the world's oldest known field system. Learn how Neolithic farmers shaped this land at the excellent visitor center, then walk clifftop paths for incredible Atlantic vistas.

Mayo's Hidden Gems

Courtesy Failte Ireland

Legends and Views at Downpatrick Head

The iconic Dún Briste sea stack at Downpatrick Head tells a tale of St. Patrick and the raw power of nature. Take in the breathtaking views – this is the Wild Atlantic Way at its most dramatic.

Mayo's Hidden Gems - Downpatrick Head

Courtesy Chaosheng Zhang

Island Getaway on the Inishkea Islands

For a true escape, hop over to the Inishkea Islands. Spot seals and rich birdlife, wander past the ruins of early Christian settlements, and soak in the timeless atmosphere of island life.

Mayo's Hidden Gems - Inishkea

Courtesy Evin Walker

Peaceful Ruins at Rosserk Friary

History buffs and quiet seekers will adore Rosserk Friary. Wander inside the 15th-century ruins set beside the tranquil River Moy and step back into a different era.

Mayo's Hidden Gems - Rosserk Friary

Courtesy Anne-Marie Flynn

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