County Mayo has some of the most spectacular scenery in the west of Ireland.
County Mayo has some of the most spectacular scenery in the west of Ireland. Our base in Westport is set against the majestic expanse of Clew Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and Irelands holy mountain, Croagh Patrick. We visit rugged Achill Island, discover traditional ways of life at the National Museum of Country Life, step back to the 16th century in Westport House and get a first-hand experience of sheepdog herding.
Our base, the Clew Bay Hotel, is a comfortable, family-run three-star hotel in the town centre. The en-suite bedrooms are different in size and décor, and are equipped with a hairdryer, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities. There is free WiFi in public areas and complimentary access to the Westport Leisure Park next door.
Europa Buscentre to Westport via Sligo.
Hotel: Clew Bay Hotel *** (4 nights D, B&B)
This morning we drive around Clew Bay, across the Corraun Peninsula and Achill Sound to Achill Island. Following the Atlantic Drive we capture wonderful views of steeply-sloped mountains plunging into the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. We spend the afternoon back in Westport.B, D
Our first stop today is the award-winning National Museum of Country Life which tells the story of Irish country life between 1850 and 1950. We return to Westport for a guided tour of Westport House, whose history dates back to the 1650s.B, D
After breakfast we drive to Croagh Patrick Visitors Centre for a short stop to discover more about the Holy Mountain. Next stop is Glen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre where we enjoy Sheepdog Herding and a light lunch. We return to Westport via the impressive Aasleagh Falls (photo opportunity).B, D
We return to Belfast via Enniskillen.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
Achill Island National Museum of Country Life Westport House
Keen Visitors Farm Aasleagh Falls
Single Room Supplement May & June £75, September £95