County Mayo, on the North West coast of Ireland, is a green land of mountains and water, offering the ideal base for walking, fishing and golf holidays especially. In general, taking self catering County Mayo property for your holidays ensures you have a relaxing, peaceful holiday surrounded by generous people and fairytale, if a little windswept, scenery.
County Mayo, Ireland, is an outdoor activity haven. The wild, unspoilt countryside lends itself perfectly to a whole host of activities, from sailing to golf. The coastal regions are famous for their sailing. There are many water sports centres, but if you are hoping to learn to sail from a County Mayo holiday home, Westport has the lion’s share of sailing schools. In many of the coastal towns in County Mayo you will be able to enjoy windsurfing, scuba diving, canoeing and surfing too. In the summer, the golden beaches become busy but with the crowds come huge levels of enjoyment and a marvellously friendly atmosphere.
Tourism in County Mayo has become so popular for many reasons, but many of the first visitors to the area were first drawn to County Mayo property due to the number of excellent fishing and angling spots throughout the county. Whether you are hoping to go course, fly or deep sea fishing, County Mayo accommodation won’t let you down!
Golf is a game which has really found a home in County Mayo too. Almost every flat area in County Mayo is landscaped and cared for, with pins waving in the wind. The rest of the extensive countryside is mountainous and wild, the perfect place to walk, climb, abseil or ride. If you are lucky enough to be staying in self catering County Mayo accommodation during the racing season, a day out at the Ballinrobe Racecourse provides a wonderful days entertainment.
Mayo’s county town, Ballina, is an amazing market town with many sights to see. However, it is the unbelievable salmon fishing in the town centre which makes Mayo holiday homes in Ballina so popular. Each year, many thousand salmon are caught from the bridges in the city centre.
Guarding the entrance to Clew Bay is the charming town of Westport. Not only is Westport a thriving hub of traditional Irish music, architecture and pubs, where you are certain to be able to find a hearty meal and full pint after a day in the hills, but it is also the gateway to Ireland’s largest island, Achill Island. Achill is a beautiful island of mountains, moors and beaches, where most visitors loose themselves for a few days, blissfully happily absorbing the scenery and atmosphere before having to return to their everyday lives.
The weather in County Mayo is very unpredictable due to its location on the Atlantic. However, average temperatures are much like those of southern England, with four distinct seasons running through the year.
Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and London are all very well connected to County Mayo, Ireland, as there are direct flights to Knock International Airport (NOC) through BMIbaby.