Catch a ferry to the nearby Clare Island and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Mayo coastline from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The largest of the Clew Bay islands it is spectacular with its natural beauty and unique history and culture. It is home to the celebrated legacy of Granuaile, the ferocious pirate queen's castle being a dominant site.
This small neighbouring island sports beautiful beaches and great fishing waters. A wildlife haven, the island is rife with bird sanctuaries and boasts some species of rare and endangered fauna.
Take in the breath-taking scenery of Ireland's only fjord upon a luxury vessel. This area of unspoilt splendour features some of Ireland's most incredible scenery and is a must see. Suitable for all ages and all weather conditions, the Connemara Lady offers maximum comfort as passengers enjoy uninterrupted views.
Horse Trekking / Riding Lessons
Killadoon boasts some of the best riding territory in the country with Mweelrea mountain range and surrounding beaches giving way to the ultimate riding experience.
Available not more than five minutes away Mweelrea Holidays Horse Riding and Walking Centre
is suitable for all ages and is a wonderful way of exploring the untouched finery of the countryside. The providers of this delightful day out are both fully licensed and ensured and can be arranged for you upon request.
With full rivers, the thriving Atlantic Ocean, and enjoying some of the cleanest waters in Europe, the West Coast of Mayo is a fisherman's heaven. Famous for its sea or shore fishing, Clew Bay and Killary Harbour provide an abundance of fish to catch for both the new and the experienced fisherman.
Whether you'd prefer to cast a line single-handed or brave the open seas, fishing tackle and other fishing supplies can be obtained quickly and easily (www.ashorething.ie
) while daytrips on the Restorick II specialise in reef and wreck fishing in the Clew Bay area, can be organised as demanded.
Ocean Lodge is just minutes away from two of the top surfing beaches in Ireland, Cross Beach and Carrownisky Strand. Catering for individuals or groups, young or old, experienced or the completely inexperienced surf lessons by qualified instructors with all equipment provided for can be arranged. Often one of the highlights of people’s trips, it is most definitely a memorable experience.
With marked cycle loops and endless unmarked routes it's time to get on your bike and explore this unique landscape's hidden marvels, some of which can only be found off the beaten track. With bike hire available close by and the hugely developed Westport Cycle Hub a stone's throw away there can be no excuses.
Connemara National Park
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail
Clew Bay Heritage Centre