Downpatrick Head

What to do and see in North Mayo

We took a trip along the North Mayo coastline to visit amongst others, Downpatrick Head and the Ceide Fields and were left pleasantly surprised with how stunning this part of Ireland is. Killala village Our first stop was Killala, a quaint seaside village. Killala was the scene of the last major engagement in the 1798 rebellion. The Irish rebels, helped by the French, held onto … Continue reading What to do and see in North Mayo

Enniscrone old bathhouse

A Winter murder at a Seaside Village

The seaside village of Enniscrone in west Sligo along the wild Atlantic way, has long been a popular holiday destination, going back as far as the 19th century when the Victorians began visiting the small seaside village, located on the shores of Killala Bay in west county Sligo. It has been a popular destination since the 1850’s, when the local landlord, Robert Orme built the Cliff bathhouse … Continue reading A Winter murder at a Seaside Village

West coast Achill island

Exploring Mayo

We spent three days in Westport in county Mayo in the west of Ireland.  Westport is a lively town with a great atmosphere and lots of things to do. Croagh patrick On the first day we climbed Croagh Patrick mountain, which is located about 10 kilometres outside of Westport.  There are great views from the top of Clew bay. The weather can turn as we … Continue reading Exploring Mayo