Connemara and County Mayo Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Connemara and County Mayo - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Kylemore Abbey

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

One of the most magical "castles" in all of Europe, much-photographed Kylemore Abbey is visible across a reedy lake with a backdrop of...

Museum of Country Life

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To understand the forces that have led to such dramatic changes in Turlough, pay a visit to the Museum of Country Life, which focuses...


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Westport's streets radiate from its central Octagon, where an old-fashioned farmers' market is held on Thursday morning; look for work...

Quiet Man Museum and Gift Shop

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Cong's 15 minutes of fame came in 1952, when John Ford filmed The Quiet Man, one of his most popular films, here. John Wayne plays...

Sky Road

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Drive the aptly named Sky Road to really appreciate Clifden's breathtaking scenery. Signposted at the west end of town, this high, narrow...

The Jackie Clarke Collection

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Jackie Clarke (1927–2000) was a local businessman with a passion for history, and this is his collection of more than 100,000 items...

The Linenhall Arts Centre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

The town's arts center has a calendar of exhibitions, concerts, and performances, a crafts shop, and a handy coffeeshop with home baking.

The Mall

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

At the center of Castlebar is the pleasant tree-lined Mall, with some good 18th-century houses. A memorial honors the French soldiers...

The Sheep and Wool Centre

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

The Sheep and Wool Centre, in the center of Leenane, focuses on the traditional industry of North Connemara and West Mayo. Several breeds...

Westport House

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The showpiece of the town remains Westport House and Country Park, a stately home built on the site of an earlier castle (believed to...


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