County Mayo, meaning "Plain of the yew trees”, is a county in Ireland and located in the West Region, and it is also part of the province of Connacht. It is named after the village of Mayo, which is now generally known as Mayo Abbey. The county colors of Mayo are traditionally red and green.
This beautiful county has many events and a range of accommodations and lodging options. From spacious vacation rentals to cozier condo rentals and apartment rentals, County Mayo offer many choices.
The main population centers are Castlebar and Ballina, located in the center and in the north-east of the county respectively. The river Moy in the northeast of the county is renowned for salmon fishing. Ireland's largest island, Achill Island, lies off Mayo's west coast. Mayo has Ireland's highest cliffs (second highest in Europe) at Croaghaun, Achill island while the Benwee Head cliffs in Kilcommon Erris drop almost perpendicularly 900 feet (270 m) into the Atlantic Ocean. There is a spectacular viewing point on the top of the cliffs opposite the entrance to the Céide Fields near Ballycastle in North Mayo.
All visitors to County Mayo will find many accommodation, apartment rental and vacation rental options located in and around its many towns.
There are numerous tourist attractions and activities across the county right through the year and there is something for all tastes and age groups. Visitors will find a wealth of Irish history, culture and folklore and there are also all kinds of Museums and visitor attractions throughout Mayo. It also boasts a variety of festivals throughout the year but particularly during the summer months.
The towns around Mayo also offer many traditional accommodations, vacation rental and apartment rental choices are just a few of the attributes of this area.
Passing through County Mayo, visitors might be looking for places to wine and dine or take a snack. When planning your route check out the various towns you pass through to see if anything is going on there.
The County Mayo makes an ideal base for a holiday break to get away from all the hustle and bustle and offers a whole range of tourism attractions and a range of accommodation options from apartment rentals and vacation rentals to suit all budgets and tastes.