Castlebar - Local Facilites & Ammenities
Apart from a medieval atmosphere, Castlebar features a the National Museum of Ireland for country life and gives valuable insight into the famously eventful history of Ireland. Castlebar also features an intimate Arts centre which features both emerging and established national and International artists. Castlebar also features many restaurants perfect for fine dining in tradional Irish and modern cuisine.
Castlebar is a great place for the outdoor pursuits, with miles of country roads for the keen cyclist and several interesting walking tracks where you will find complete isolation.
Castlebar also hosts an annual 4 day international walking festival in July.
Its not widely known that Castlebar sits beside 2 lakes that have some of the best angling in Ireland. Castlebar has all you need in terms of shops to facilitate these activities. Castlebar is also a place you can take the family and feel safe.
There are a variety of activities for children in Castlebar and nearby towns.
- Leisure land
- Pitch and Putt
- Horse Riding
- Swimming pool
- Greenway Cycle path 40km
As a keen fly fisherman Des will be happy to advise you on the best places in mayo to fish. We can also arrange boat hire for your need and provide secure parking for those with their own.
Carragh House is an avid cycling household. We have a great knowledge on routes in the area and bike equipment. Ideally located close to the Greenway, both leisure and experienced cyclists alike will find Carragh House enjoyable and well situated.
There are four great golf courses ideally located around Mayo.
Around Castlebar you will find some of Ireland’s famous tourist attractions. Castlebar hosts the famous Four Day Walks every year which runs from the second till the fifth of July. It attracts huge numbers every year and is a great chance to fully experience the natural beauty mayo has to offer. Westport is 15 minutes drive away. Westport is one of Irelands? Tidiest town and thus keenly well preserved. It’s also a tourist haven as it’s the main town beside Crough Patrick, which is Ireland’s most famous mountain Beasue St. Patrick went up there for 40 days and nights, and banished all the snakes from Ireland. Just 25 minutes from Castlebar is Achill Island a stunning island accessible by car featuring several large cliffs with stunning views across the Atlantic, Castlebar is also on route of Irelands Famous Wild Atlantic Way drive.
There are several designated walking routes in and around Castlebar which offer beautiful scenery. A walk around Lough Lannagh is highly recommended!
Castlebar hosts the famous Four Day Walks every year which runs from the second till the fifth of July. It attracts huge numbers every year and is a great chance to fully experience the natural beauty mayo has to offer.