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- Lovely museum, so informative, staff in museum and the gift shop were so friendly. Cafe was overpriced and not up to expectations at all, staff not very friendly and lets the museum down a little.Written 1 December 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A stroll round here was amazing this was also the view from our hotel room . It was nice looking at all the different memorials.Written 4 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visited Jack's Cottage with an active retirement group. Had a lovely visit, Joe & Irene are so welcoming and Joe told us about the history of Jack's Cottage. Had a lovely cup of tea & a selection of scones/cakes. would definitely recommend a visit if you're in the areaWritten 8 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We enjoyed a walk in the Lough Lannagh trail, located near Castlebar, County Mayo, which is mainly used by hikers, runners and bikers. As the views are spectacular, including one of the sacred mountain Croagh Patrick across the lake, so this is a very popular 1.9 kilometer loop but it doesn’t get too crowded or difficult. There are some signs around that entrance with a history of the area including sa description of a crannog in the lake - refers to an artificial island built in a lake. These are some of the oldest dwelling places of humans in prehistoric Ireland. The path is well-maintained and the trail is highly recommended.Written 7 September 2020
- Walked from Castlebar to the Museum in Turlough and had lunch there before walking back. Over 16 Km in total so a good walk. Some lovely and peaceful sections when away from the road.Written 20 September 2022
- We pop in here for a quick lunch. The menu limited to sandwiches & wraps.
However our sandwiches were fresh. It was quite busy when we arrived; which shows it popular.
The server noticed he made a mistake with our order but corrected without a problem. (Probably would have been better to correct it before expecting us to accept the mistake.) When he brought the order over he knew it was wrong.Written 3 September 2019
- We went here as we were doing some family research and as it was a Saturday the records office was closed. One of the librarians helped us and spent a long time doing so - she was extremely helpful, found newspaper articles concerning great grandparents and helped look for death records. She went out of her way, above and beyond and we were able to use the material to add to our research. Couldn't thank her enough and wish I'd got her nameWritten 19 February 2019
- ease of booking, parking and seating all 100%, staff very helpful, Blood Brothers show is excellent, cast and crew were brilliant, music was lovely.
seating is hard on the ****, bring a soft coat to sit on !
will be back !Written 30 March 2019
- I love visiting the historic sites around the country, the workmanship pit into buildings which have lasted for hundreds of years is amazingWritten 21 July 2022
- So much fun. A great experience. Very challenging think outside of the box game. Highly recommended. The hosts are very friendly and enthusiastic about the game. I can't wait to go again to try one of the other rooms.Written 21 January 2023
- We try to attend ?Mass when traveling. Holy Rosary was welcoming, beautiful with a vibrant pPriest. The Mass was packed..a great sign.Written 6 September 2019
- The Mall is really a park surrounded by buildings, mostly from the 18th century, and including the Council Offices, Courthouse dating to 1855, Imperial Hotel (1795), Christchurch (1739), Methodist Church (1790). The hotel was the venue for the founding of the National Land League by Michael Davitt in 1879. In a corner of The Mall I saw the 1798 and 1916 Proclamation memorials. Nearby is the tomb of John Moore, claimed by the people of Mayo as the first President of the Irish Republic.
The Mall's name was derived from the double line of trees between Holy Trinity Church and the Lucan homestead known as The Lawn. The trees that exist today were planted in 1870. There was further addition in 2015 when the US Ambassador planted a commemorative tree near the memorials. An interesting place with a lot of history.Written 6 July 2019
- An amazing bar. From the lads behind the bar to the owner we have never felt as welcomed anywhere. It is a must for anyone going to Castlebar.Written 20 October 2022
- McHale Park is the home of Mayo GAA, a famous old ground that dates back to 1931. It holds over 25,000 people and is a great place to watch a match. The main stand is massive, the problem is that the entrance steps are quite low down and you have quite a hike up the steps to get to the back. This leads to pretty bad congestion when matches are over and you try to get back down to get out! Toilets are okay but again on big match days the queues can be brutal. Catering facilities are basic to say the least!
It is covered and the seats are a comfortable plastic variety. The other three sides of the grounds have no roof and are open to the elements. There are concrete bench style seats there. pretty grim in wet weather!
it is important to note that for tourists there is no pint in visiting here unless there is a match on. They take place in the spring and summer for the Mayo county team, not every week though so check local listings. Club matches take place here too though.
Anyway, if you are in the Castlebar area and fancy seeing gaelic games being played, McHale Park would be a good place to come.
Modern its not, but its part of the heritage of the town.Written 4 February 2020
- Excellent service and super helpful staff. Highly recommend this for families; have a lovely cycle and day out at the museum. The playground alone is worth visiting.Written 16 August 2022
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