A glorious, wild, uniformly unspoilt and stunning little-known area” .
— Rosita Boland, Irish Times, 2014


Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2500km (1500 miles) driving route, stretching from Malin Head in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork along Ireland’s western seaboard. 

In Mayo the Wild Atlantic Way is a 543km coastal drive and much of Mayo’s spectacular natural scenery lies along it.

In Mayo there are thirty-one Discovery Points and two of them are indicated as Signature Points: Downpatrick Head and Keem Strand. 



Shore fishing is particularly good all round the area. Miles of accessible coastline and almost deserted beaches guarantee the amateur or professional fisherman perfect peace.  With over 50 varieties of fish known to inhabit the waters off the shores of Belmullet, the sea-angler is also well rewarded with the best all-round sea angling waters in Ireland.The Belmullet Sea Angling Club run a number of open competitions during the year. 


For golfing enthusiasts Carne Golf Club is a class of its own and was voted one of the top ten links courses in the whole of Europe. This exciting links course, with a natural setting of incomparable beauty, was designed by Eddie Hackett around splendid sand dunes on ancient commonage. The elevated tees and plateau greens exploit the beauty, while the deceptive dog-legs and lurking bunkers will punish the careless shot.
Members and non-members are welcome.


For surfers and kitesurfers Shraigh beach is beautiful, safe and welcoming, whilst for those seeking peace and relaxation this is one of the most idyllic spots in the region.