County Mayo, Ireland: Attractions, Activities & Accommodation

County Mayo is a place where land meets sea in spectacular fashion.

You’ll witness enormous cliffs, one of the world’s great beaches, unique bays and iconic mountains, such as Croagh Patrick and Mweelrea. Coupled with this, you’ll also find some gorgeous towns and villages, which offer a brilliant base to explore all the great things Mayo has to offer.

Things to do

Mayo possesses Ireland’s longest coastline, along with vast areas of untamed wilderness. This means there is no shortage of outdoor activities on offer. From the highest cliffs of Croaghaun to catching that perfect wave at Keel, what better place to enjoy an active holiday?

If this is not your thing, don’t worry. Mayo is home to some spectacular scenery that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own car, such as the atmospheric Doolough Valley or the spectacular Killary Fjord. Have a look below for some inspiration for your next trip to County Mayo.

30 + Things to do in Mayo

10 Best Places to Explore in Mayo

Croagh Patrick Hike & Info

Downpatrick Head

Croaghaun Cliffs Hike

Croaghaun Cliffs Ultimate Guide

15 Best Beaches in Mayo

Doolough Valley Visitors’ Guide

Old Head Beach Guide

Bertra Beach Guide

Killary Fjord Visitors’ Guide

Westport & Nearby

Westport is the main tourist centre of Mayo, and for good reason. Visiting the West Mayo town will provide you with some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery on you doorstep. Take on the mighty Croagh Patrick and marvel at the beauty of Clew Bay from its summit.

Or why not take a trip to Clare Island or Achill, places we highly recommend visiting. In the evening, treat yourself to a meal to remember in one of the excellent restaurants in the town, followed by a pint or 2 in Moran’s or Matt Molloy’s.

Westport Full Visitors’ Guide

Top 10 Things to Do in Westport

16 Rainy Day Activities

24 Hours in Westport

Clew Bay Things to See & Do

Best Hotels in Westport

Budget-friendly Places to Stay

Achill Island & Mulranny

Ireland’s largest offshore island, Achill is wild and beautiful. The western end of the island is home to one of the world’s great beaches. Towering over this beautiful strand are the mighty cliffs of Croaghaun (688 m)

Take on the magnificent Atlantic Drive, one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way or follow in the footsteps of the ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ with our self guided tour. When the weather is fine you’ll have 8 beaches to choose from.

Near Achill, you’ll find one of the most scenic villages on the west coast of Ireland, Mulranny. It’s home to The Greenway cycle lane, which links Westport to Achill. There are some great trails and walks in and around the village, along with 2 gorgeous beaches. A village you should not overlook!

We recommend staying a few nights here, and our accommodation tips below should help you find the right place to stay.

19 Things to Do on Achill

Keem Beach Visitors’ Guide

8 Best Beaches on Achill

Keel Beach Visitors’ Guide

Croaghaun Cliffs Guide

Where to Stay on Achill

Mulranny Full Visitors’ Guide

Filming Locations

Mayo has been chosen numerous times as the backdrop to various films. We look at the 2 most recent below:

banshees of inisherin filming locations

Where to Stay

There is a great selection of hotels in Mayo. From the exquisite 5-star luxury of Ashford to the cosy Ceide Glamping pods, you’ll find a place to suit your budget and needs with our guides below.

18 Best Hotels in Mayo

Best Glamping Sites in Mayo

County Mayo Images

Just want to get a feel for the landscapes of Mayo? Take a look at our collection of some beautiful images of the county:

Beautiful Images of Mayo