FALL IN LOVE WITH MAYO: #8 – THE GRAND FINALE WITH 7 HONOURABLE MENTIONS!

I know what you’re thinking – this lot can’t be up to much if she’s lumping them together! Not true! At all! These Mayo blogs have covered half-day activities (climbing Croagh Patrick / Greenway cycling) or full day touring (Achill / Mullet Peninsula / Céide Coast / etc.). This final group include sights, sites and […]

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FALL IN LOVE WITH MAYO: #7 – THE SOUTHERN LOOP

Soft day. Thank God! smiles the waiter at breakfast. Soft day. Thank God! nods the cleaner in the hallway, waiting to start on the bedrooms. Soft day. Thank God! chirps the receptionist on our way out. What is WRONG with you all!!! I don’t WANT a ‘soft day! I want heat and sunshine! (but I’d […]

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FALL IN LOVE WITH MAYO: #6 – THE CÉIDE COAST

‘Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away ‘ (Sarah Kay) And what a shoreline! With the mighty Atlantic pounding against the cliffs or lapping the sandy beaches, this remote and rugged north coast, hanging off the edge of […]

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BELOW

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is BELOW Looking up at the entrance to one of our monastic Round Towers. The doorway would have been accessed by some sort of removable stairs. Almost unique to Ireland, it’s thought the towers might have numbered about 120. Many are now in ruins but about 18-20 are are […]

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FALL IN LOVE WITH MAYO: # 5 – ACHILL ISLAND

‘I took my return ticket to London out of my pocket and tore it into small pieces and scattered it into the sea’. Paul Henry, circa 1911 Artist Paul Henry was to stay on Achill on and off for the next nine years, some of his most famous paintings depicting the island’s dramatic landscape and traditional […]

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