Mayo is extensive in it's range of scenery and breathtaking landscapes
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County Mayo, located in the west of Ireland, is the third largest county in the country with an area of 5,398 sq. km. (2,084 sq. miles) and a population of just 110,713 meaning it is one of the least populated counties in Ireland
The county stretches from Lough Corrib and the long narrow fjord of Killary Harbour in the south to the barony of Erris and Killala Bay in the north, and from the Atlantic ocean on the west coast to the counties of Sligo and Roscommon on the east.
The county's attractions include delightful uncongested Beaches, excellent angling or fishing waters, exciting walking and mountain climbing trails, a good choice of golf courses, opportunities for many other types of activity-holidays, as well as some of the most interesting archeological and historical sites in Ireland.
It is the county of Croagh Patrick and Ballintubber Abbey, numerous mediaeval friaries, and the Marian Shrine of Knock, Mayo provides ideal and diverse habitats for wildlife, especially along its spectacular indented coastline and on offshore islands. Mayo is a place where visitors can relax and enjoy nature far removed from the hassle and pressure of modern city life. You name it, Mayo has it naturally!
Mayo is steeped in history and every small village has its own tale to tell. Three of the most notable attractions of interest are Croagh Partrick, Ballintubber Abbey and the National Museum of Country Life near Castlebar.
Mayo also offers wild beauty and haunting landscapes with plenty of untapped opportunities for exploration by car, foot, bicycle or horseback. Mayo boasts dramatic scenery, sandy beaches and hundreds of islands and lakes that provide an abundance of unspoiled beauty. A number of castle ruins dot the Mayo landscape adding to the significant historic annals of our proud county.
Combined with all of this Mayo has award-winning Blue Flag beaches, festivals, family fun activities, a number of unique old-fashioned pubs, fabulous restaurants, friendly local people and all the components for an unforgettable holiday in the west of Ireland.
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