Castlebar and County Mayo
Explore County Mayo and the Connemara National Park from our new base in Castlebar. The town is a busy market town originally settled in the 14th century and is now home to several historical buildings such as the Anglican church and courthouse.
Irish Lakelands • Connemara National Park • Westport House • Achill Island
Day 1 Afternoon ferry crossing and overnight near Dublin
Day 2 Travel across the Irish lakelands to County Mayo via the towns of Mullingar and Longford. If time permits, visit the Marian Shrine in Knock, a destination for thousands of pilgrims every year. Proceed to Castlebar for a 3 night stay at the Harlequin Hotel.
Day 3 Journey west for an included tour of Westport House. Built in 1730, the house boasts original architecture within a superb parkland setting including a lake, terraces, waterfalls and magnificent views of Ireland's holy mountain, Croagh Patrick. The rest of the day is free to explore the pretty town of Westport, situated on the shores of Clew Bay.
Day 4 Travel to the Currane Peninsula and across Achill Sound for a scenic tour of Achill Island, home to some beautiful vistas and several blue flag beaches. Look out for the deserted village at Slievemore and the remains of a 16th century tower house at Kildavnet, once used by the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley (Granuaile).Alternatively travel north to the Foxford Woollen Mill and a visit to the town of Ballina.
Day 5 Depart Castlebar and head to Dublin. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in the Capital city before checking in to the overnight hotel.
Day 6 Morning ferry crossing and homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar
Situated next to the Royal Theatre and approximately 10 minutes' walk from the town centre, this 4 star hotel was newly built in 2006 and offers a good standard of accommodation with a boutique feel.
• 4 star
• 90 bedrooms
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 1 night half board in Dublin in both directions
• 3 nights half board in Castlebar
• Ferry crossings
• Guided tour of Westport House
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.