Historic Sites in County Mayo

Historic Sites in County Mayo, Ireland

County Mayo Historic Sites

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  • Audrey Connolly
    4 contributions
    We did a second tour of Westport House which was for children. This was given by the wonderful and vivacious guide Katherine. She showed the children and parents the great kitchen and servant quarters and explained what Life was like in the olden days for those employed by the rich family of Westport House. She finished the tour with showing us the dingy dungeons where the musty smells and story telling of the hapless prisoners and how they were only released by bartering for trade and food was spell binding. Definitely not to be missed and encourages children's love and appreciation of history. Thank you Westport House for your great welcome. Myself, my Auntie and my young son will treasure this forever.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • Joy
    1 contribution
    I went with my 3 and 6 yo. There isnt much to do for small kids but the 6 year old had a great time going on the climbing wall and the swinging ship. Alexandra on the facepainting was so patient with my kids who wouldnt stop moving and Sarah was such great help all through the day.
    The food on gracy's was great but the wait was really long, would defenitly recommend going into the westport town for lunch or even bringing ur own picnic if ur as hungry as we were.
    It was a lovely experience and the kids had a wonderful day and were exhausted when we got back to the hotel. Overall such a great day, the kids cant wait to go back
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • njcavalier
    Chatham, NJ359 contributions
    The ruins of Cong Abbey are eerily beautiful and a reminder of real history in the village of Cong. With so many sights in the village associated with iconic film, “The Quiet Man,” the Abbey was a welcome, unexpected addition to our “Quiet Man” tour.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Cathy B
    1 contribution
    We visited the abbey today. Beautiful grounds. Fantastic to see something be restored that so not to loss it! Great gift shop and the inside of the abbey are beautiful. Thank you!
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Marie C
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam8 contributions
    Interesting story and interactive parts for children and adults. Was a beautiful day so we enjoyed it even more! Restaurant available on the bottom floor and entry fee only 5€ with free parking.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • njcavalier
    Chatham, NJ359 contributions
    Monk’s Fishing House was part of a picturesque stretch of the Cong River. Part of the scenery used in the iconic movie, “The Quiet Man,” this was a great addition to our “Quiet Man”-themed walking tour of Cong village.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Kevin G
    Bristol, UK12 contributions
    A real atmospheric location. The woodlands add to the experience. Lovely walk through the woods to the hall, with brilliant wooden carvings of woodland animals.
    The information stands provides a concise on the history of the hall, the Moore family & its place in Irish history.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • ddqueen
    tipperary31 contributions
    Beautiful walk through Cong Wood to get to the tower. It looked beautiful peeking through the trees. Worth the climb to the top the view was stunning.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • DevonRed
    Trusham, UK551 contributions
    Excellent example of an ancient Friary and in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Moy.

    Worth the diversion if you are travelling from Ballina to Killala as it is a fascinating and well preserved ruin (in that ruins can be well-preserved, you get my gist!)

    We cycled and had the place to ourselves to take time to drink it in and imagine what life must have been like as a place of work and worship in the 15th century.

    Highly recommended.

    Highly
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • stork90
    Mount Juliet, TN1,186 contributions
    Thank you to the poster just before mine to let us know to go on in. We never saw a bull, but there were plenty of recent cow pies through the field we walked. Climb the style by the fence and walk 5 minutes, by fields with cattle in them, contained by electric fences. The grass had recently been mowed at the abbey, so we know the area is looked after. The site is in excellent condition, and you can even walk on the upper floor.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • MacCraith
    Tuaim da Gualin93 contributions
    We as a family visited the "Lost Valley " on a beautiful sunny day this August .This is a tour that anyone interested in our past history and especially the "famine" should take.Its excellent from start to finish.Its a family run affair and the presentations by Gerry are brilliant.Just go and do it if you can .

    Written 15 August 2022
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  • holidayseeker
    Derry, UK2,977 contributions
    Loved walking around this wee town very historic with some wonderful old buildings. Loved the impressive round tower and it's in very good condition for something almost 1000 years old
    Written 12 September 2020
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  • Mary O'Connell
    2 contributions
    It is a must to ring Joe before you visit, it wouldn't have been the same without Joe, to tell you the history about Jack and other Irish history. He has a fabulous display of old household and farming stuff. It was a fantastic tour, and you couldn't meet a nicer man then Joe. A true gentleman, and great fun. We would highly recommend a visit,but allow plenty of time to enjoy it.
    Mary & friends
    From Cork.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Kavo85
    Dublin, Ireland734 contributions
    We were in Foxford for a wedding recently and I took some time to wander arohnd before the ceremony. Its a wonderful country village with a main street of shops and pubs (like most Irish villages). The church is fantastic but what I loved the most was the amount of locals who use tractors to get around, genuinely brilliant.
    Written 16 July 2016
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  • DougieDublinIreland
    Dublin Ireland222 contributions
    Saint Deirbhle's is surrounded by the most SENSATIONAL coastal scenery you will find anywhere - Achill Island across the bay and Blackrock Island out to sea - just magnificent. The church to St. Deirbhle's is a ruin these days but the message remains the same - crawl under the arch 3 times and yoou'll never drown!
    Written 23 August 2020
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