Croagh Patrick Mountain (known locally as The Reek) is Ireland’s Holy Mountain. It’s conical shape soars 2507 ft majestically above Clew Bay overlooking Murrisk Village, where the climb starts. Croagh Patrick attracts over one million visitors from all over the world each year.
The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal route in the world (2500km) spanning from Innishowen in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork and is filled with over 150 Discovery Points along the route. Discover all that Mayo has to offer on this world class Wild Atlantic Way.
The Great Western Greenway is the longest off-road cycling / walking trail in Ireland (42km), following the path of the old railway line from Westport to Achill Island The Greenway is soon to be extended beyond Croagh Patrick Mountain to Lecanvey. Other great off-road cycling trails are on offer in the area too and are extremely popular for the cycling enthusiast!
Landbased Adventure activities are plentiful in the area and offer great excitement for the thrill seeker!! Paintballing, splatball, rock-climbing & absailing, zip wiring, zorbing, bubble soccer, horse-riding are readily available.
Mayo is the ideal walking destination with an abundance of wonderful trails/walks of various fitness levels on offer. Locally, climbing Croagh Patrick Mountain and hiking the Murrisk Loop Walk are favourites!!
Clew Bay is a natural Atlantic ocean bay in County Mayo overlooked by Croagh Patrick Mountain and the mountains of North Mayo. You will be spoilt for choice with its abundance of fantastic clean sandy beaches dotted along it’s coastline. Many beaches have a blue or green flag accolade! There are also many piers / small harbours too and pier jumping has become very popular in high tide!
Craic agus Ceol (fun and music) await you in many of the fantastic pubs in the area offering traditional Irish music/ballad sessions. Bring your own instrument to join in!
Clew Bay, with its array of safe sandy beaches is the ideal location for the Water Sports enthusiast offering a huge choice of water activities to include surfing, coasteering, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, sailing, snorkelling……the list goes on!!!
No shortage of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets – the area offers plenty of great food with fresh local seafood being a speciality in many of them. Cafes/coffee shops are also in abundance, so one will never go hungry!
The ruins of Murrisk Abbey, located in Murrisk is an Augustinian Friary dating back to 1457 is the traditional starting point for the pilgrim to Croagh Patrick. The National Famine Memorial, located in Murrisk is a stunning John Behan sculpture erected as a commemoration of the millions who perished in the Great Famine over 150 years ago.
Discover the family fun of Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, where there’s something special for all ages to include heritage, family and adventure activities.
Take a visit to the Museum of Country Life in Turlough where you can explore Irish traditional lifestyles since the 19th century!
A wonderful place to stay! Our family room was sparklingly clean. Lovely hot showers and plentiful breakfast. But, best of all, our hosts were extremely accommodating and attentive. Our kids didn’t want to leave, which says it all really. A great, welcoming hostel in a stunning location. Wishing you every success. Thanks for a great stay.
Stunning place, fantastic people, brilliant location.
Beautiful place to stay, so warm and welcoming!! The staff are so kind & friendly smile emoticon brilliant for families, couples & groups! Can cater for everyone’s needs! The location is ideal at the bottom of Croagh Patrick & is laid in front of a lovely scenery with the sea! Will be back in the near future