Villages & Resorts in Mayo (Ireland) Reviews
Newest Review: ... area. As you move down the coast you come to the little village of Killala which is where the French armies landed in August 1798 to fight the British in a story immortalised in the book "Year of the French" with a film of the same title, filmed on location in Killala. The village whilst only small boasts two large churches and a round tower dating from the twelfth century. The quay at Killala is nice for a dusk time stroll and just down the road is a terrific beach in the area called Ross. This is a beautiful, largely undiscovered, area of Ireland and you really can feel as though you are the only people around (great f... more
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by - written on 03/02/09 (Very useful, 18 readings)
The west of Ireland has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth and the county of Mayo in particular is absolutely splendid. I am lucky enough to have family located in this beautiful part of the world and in my youth, we would visit maybe three times a year including a long summer break. The area we saw the most of was around the town of Ballina, the home of the famous River Moy, one of Jack Charlton's favourite haunts. It was also home to the former President, Mary Robinson. Ballina is a good place to shop and there are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. As you move down the coast you come to the little village of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/03/02, updated on 11/03/02 (Very useful, 231 readings)
You see Achill Island long before you arrive. Anticipation builds, as the spectacular peak of its largest mountain, Slievemore, comes into view, looming over the 365 islands of Clew Bay. Get ready to be surprised. This ruggedly beautiful outpost off the West Coast of Co. Mayo is the sort of place that confounds expectations. What you actually get is infinitely more interesting. Since I was 'no age', I've been visiting Achill. One summer my family spent a month in Dugort, one of Achill's minuscule villages that manages to stretch out for at least a mile. We expected a tiny island you could explore in an hour and plenty of long days in the sea. The ... Read the complete review
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