Things to see and do - Castlebar
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Castlebar Travel guide
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The county town of Mayo, Castlebar is a pleasant town, with the river of the same name flowing through it. On the Mall, an area where Lord Lucan (Patrick Sarsfield) once played cricket, there now stands a monument commemorating the rebellion of the United Irish in 1798, beside which is the tomb of John Moore, who was at the time president of the Connaught provisional government. Reonowned flax-trading fairs were once held in the town hall.
Tourist attractions Castlebar : Things to see and do
R 319 IRL - Mulrany
Leaving from Mulrany, Atlantic Drive leads to Achill Island. Once past the bridge and Achill Sound, the road follows the southern coast, where one of Grace O'Malley's dungeons stands. A little before Cashel is the turn-off for Minaun Heights (464m), ..
IRL - Turlough
The ideal backdrop for some 50 000 items from the national collection devoted to rural life which had hitherto languished in storage, this new museum is one of four sections of the National museum of Ireland and is sited in the restored Victorian Got..
Westport Quay IRL - Westport
This residence is the work of several architects. Richard Castle designed the east front in 1730, Thomas Ivory the south elevation in 1778 and James Wyatt the west front, around 1780. The lake was created during the 18C by damming the Carrowbeg River..
James Street IRL - Westport
Right in the centre of Westport, this family-run hotel boasts bright, elegantly decorated rooms and free guest access to the leisure centre next door. Guests can enjoy hearty, full Irish breakfasts and spa therapies. With satellite TV, each warmly f..
Mill Street IRL - Westport
Prix Prices from : 65 €
In the heart of Westport town centre in County Mayo, one of Ireland's most beautiful and scenic locations, this 3-star boutique hotel offers great-value accommodation and a warm Irish welcome. The Mill Times Hotel has undergone major renovations and..
Aughagower IRL - Westport
This boutique hotel has luxurious rooms and beautiful views of Croagh Patrick mountain. It is in the historic village of Aughagower, 5 minutes' drive from Westport. Each bedroom at Westport Country Lodge has a unique design, toiletries and an Italia..
IRL - Newport
Rosbeg IRL - Westport
Pretty thatched pub with lovely bay and Croagh Patrick views. Hearty, unfussy dishes feature shellfish and lobsters from the bay, and lamb and beef from the fields nearby. Sit outside, in the rustic bar or in the first floor dining room.
Knock Rd IRL - Claremorris
Knockranny IRL - Westport
Spacious hotel restaurant with a large bar, several different seating areas and huge windows offering views to Croagh Patrick Mountain. The three menus feature fresh, local produce, including langoustines from the bay below. Formal service.
Brewery Pl, Bridge St IRL - Westport
Tucked away down a small alleyway and named after the chef's home village. Compact interior with shabby-chic, Mediterranean-style décor. Classically based menu showcases local produce in elaborate dishes; seafood specials on the blackboard.
IRL - Murrisk
Vibrant pink pub with designer colours, leather banquettes and quirky basket lampshades. Wide-ranging dishes display a touch of refinement; the meats and seafood are local and the daily cheesecake is a must. Staff are smart and attentive.