Peaceful Cottage is an Irish self-catering cottage in County Mayo in the West of Ireland. Centrally located for day trips to all the best attractions Ireland has to offer.
•Galway City located at the mouth of Galway Bay is both a picturesque and lively city with a wonderful avant-garde culture and a fascinating mixture of locally owned, specialty shops, often featuring locally made crafts. Neighbors the town of Claddagh. The birth place of the Claddagh ring and the famous Claddagh Story.
•Ashford Castle in Cong and Maam is approximately a 10 minute car ride. The location where the movie “The Quiet Man” was filmed. Take a wonderful ferry ride on Lough Corrib.
•Golf Ballinrobe’s 18 hole Championship Parkland Course. Claremorris has a 9 hole course. Oughterard an 18 hole course and Westport has a 18 hole Championship course. Cloonacastle, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Tel: +353 (0)94 954-1118
•Angling and Fishing in Lough Mask, a world famous fishing lake. Lough Corrib, Lough Carra, Ashford Castle and Cong are approximately 10 minutes away. The type of fish available include trout, pike, perch,and salmon on Lough Corrib and Cong River.
•Croagh Patrick, where St. Patrick rested on his travels through Ireland. Croagh Patrick is located on the Louisburgh Road, one of Mayo’s most famous landmarks.
•Knock National Shrine is approximately 20 miles away. Knock is a place of pilgrimage and devotion for Catholics since 1879.
•Westport for fine dining and to see the Westport House and Country Estate is a fine Georgian Mansion. One of Ireland’s premier day visitor attractions the Westport House Gardens features a children’s zoo (seasonal) with camels, llamas, deer, rheas and monkeys. Or stop in at Matt Malloy’s Pub for a refreshing pint and live local music.
•Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. Take a walking tour and wonder the wild country side so treasured by the ancient Celts.
•The Aran Islands comprise three islands (Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Óirr) located at the mouth of Galway Bay. Ferries from Galway are available.
•Kylemore Abbey is spectacularly beautiful. It in the heart of Connemara and has been the home of the Benedictine Nuns.
•The Céide Fields in North Mayo will certainly give you a unique experience.
•The Burren in North County Clare and parts of South County Galway covering an area of 160 square km, is unique – it is like no other place in Ireland.