The North Mayo coast is one of the least frequented and most dramatic stretches of the Wild Atlantic Way. Killala, a pleasant little resort with sandy beaches, is the gateway to Mayo’s rugged northern coast, a dramatic windswept stretch of cliffs, where the wind howls in from the Atlantic directly from Iceland, the nearest landmass. The cliffs at Downpatrick have spectacular blowholes and have weathered dramatically since the Stone Age farmers built the field systems exposed at the Céide Fields, a unique visitor center showcasing one of the oldest known field systems in the world.
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