Nestled along the rugged North Mayo coastline, between the towns of Killala and Ballycastle, looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean and offering a breath-taking view of Mayo, Sligo, and Donegal in the north west region of Ireland.
Lacken enjoys a location steeped in history with many monastic ruins to explore, rich in archaeology with the Céide Fields nearby and abundant in flora, fauna, beautiful beaches and pure fresh air to exhilarate even the most weary traveler.
If you are staying in Lacken and the County Mayo area for the first time, you would do well to book your accommodations through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals for trouble free lodging and quality vacation rentals. Lacken and region has ample accommodations to you’re your every need, whether it be a luxury villa or apartment rental, your requirements will be satisfied.
Lacken beach is safe for swimming as is Ross beach and Ballycastle beach a few miles away. In fact, the entire coastline from Lacken to Ballycastle provides a range of spectacular dives and swimming areas, with unpolluted waters, excellent visibility and abundant sea life all contributing to make this area of North Mayo an attractive location for diving enthusiasts.
The main types of fishing are salmon, lobster, deep-sea angling and beach fishing. The salmon fishing season runs from the beginning of June until the end of July.
The ‘Lacken Strand Races’, which take place in May, were revived in 1997 and have become one of Ireland's leading horse racing events.
There are many cliff walks and walking routes one can take, also the Sculpture Trail which starts in Ballina, and The Western Way.
For Golf enthusiasts, there is an 18 hole parkland course, a Par 3 Pitch & Putt course and two driving ranges in Ballina, a Championship Links Course at Enniscrone, an 18 hole Championship links course at Carne, Belmullet and an 18 hole parkland course at Castlebar.
Whether you desire an action packed, fun-filled holiday or a relaxing break inclined to more gentle pursuits and activities, Lacken is an excellent choice of holiday destination! There is something for everyone offering satisfaction and enjoyment to all levels of participation from the professional to the 'first time' adventurer.
There are many kinds of accommodations in Lacken and County Mayo catering to all tastes and budgets. You can choose from villa rentals, conventional apartment rentals, guesthouses, converted farm houses and country homes that are now apartment rentals, and even sprawling villa rentals dotting the coastline.
If you would prefer to cater and cook for yourself and your family and come and go as you please, the County Mayo area and Lacken have a very generous range of vacation villas and rental accommodations. It is up to you whether you wish to rent in town or in the countryside, you can choose whatever lodging type best suits your vacation rental needs.