Mayo really is the Ireland of your imagination, a truly beautiful and inspiring region. It’s hard not to fall in love with Mayo, discover wild unspoiled nature and get in touch with the rich heritage and history. Mayo is a hidden treasure!
Travel to Pembroke for the Irish Ferries crossing to Rosslare before continuing onto County Wexford for our overnight stop.
Depart after breakfast and journey west to the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport.
Day 3 – Museum of Country Life
Experience a bygone way of life and immerse yourself in the unique stories, rich heritage and fascinating cultural traditions of our rural ancestors at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in Co. Mayo.
Day 4 – Foxford Woollen Mills & Achill Island
Today we begin with a tour of Foxford Woollen Mills, a traditional wool manufacturer since 1892. Later we head past Clew Bay to Achill Island, a region of ancient forests and boglands that emerges at the Atlantic coast to dramatic effect.
Day 5 – Killary Fjord Cruise
After a leisurely breakfast we take a scenic drive through Co. Mayo past Croagh Patrick and down through the eerie Doo Lough Valley before arriving at Killary Harbour for our cruise. The 90 minute, picturesque cruise on the sheltered waters of Ireland’s only fjord offers wonderful views of the beautiful landscape.
Depart Westport for the journey back to County Wexford and our overnight stay.
After breakfast we make the short journey to Rosslare for the Irish Ferries crossing to Pembroke and the homeward journey.
The family-run Castlecourt Hotel is a luxury 4-star hotel located in the centre of Westport Town on the edge of Clew Bay and surrounded by magnificent scenery.
- All 148 guest rooms are en-suite with complimentary bathroom essentials, TV, free WiFi, hairdryer, trouser press & ironing facilities and tea & coffee hospitality tray.
- Orchard Restaurant.
- Petie Joe’s Bar.
- C Club Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room & jacuzzi.
No ground floor rooms but lift to all floors (suitable for wheelchairs).
The hotel has 6 rooms with walk-in showers which are only available on request.
All prices are per person for the duration of the holiday or short break.
British citizens travelling on the Irish Ferries Irish Sea routes do not need a passport to travel to Ireland but are advised to take a form of identity. A driving licence, photo ID or utility bill will usually suffice.
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