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

Tom Crean Kerry pub

Journey to the South Pole

On a recent trip to Kerry, we decided to visit the village of Annascaul. The main reason was to visit the pub once owned and run by the famous Irish Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean and to visit his grave site. I think I first became aware of Tom Crean, from the iconic Guinness Ad from 2002 and the newspaper reports about Tom’s life. A few … Continue reading Journey to the South Pole

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