Self Catering Holiday Homes in Toormakeady, Co. Mayo
There is a grocery shop and a post office located in the centre of the village. Close to Tourmakeady is the pretty thatched pub of Paddy's Thatched Pub which overlooks Lough Mask or a visit Maire Luke another restaurant and bar which overlooks the lough picturesque waters.
Climb the lesser known Partry Mountains and Maumtrasna is the highest which rises to 682m or 2,238ft. These beautiful and peaceful mountains overlook overlooks Lough Mask.
Lough Mask is a limestone lake, 10 miles long and 4 miles wide. This scenic lake is located to the north of Lough Corrib and empties into the Corrib River which flows into Galway Bay. The lake is popular for trout fishing and anglers come from all over the world to fish there.
Located on the opposite side of the lake is the pretty village of Cong famous for the 1952 Oscar-winning movie, The Quiet Man. Stop for a coffee in a cosy village café or explore the glorious estate of Ashford Castle.
Castlebar and Westport are both a 26 minute drive from Toormakeady village.Castlebar is Mayo’s largest town with an array of visitor attractions. There are great bars and restaurants with excellent shops, a cinema and a bowling alley. Throughout the year there are some many festivals including the International Four Day Walks, The Blues Festival and Mayo International Choral Festival.
Westport is a vibrant and colourful seaside town, visit Clew Bay Heritage Centre at the Quay or Westport House. Explore the towns historic streets popular for music, cosy traditional pubs and award-winning restaurants.
Head further west via Newport to Achill Island which lies off the coast of Mayo. You could also choose to reach the island via the Great Western Greenway, a 42 km long off-road trail used by cyclists and walkers. This trail begins in Westport and ends in Achill, passing through the towns of Newport and Mulranny as it runs along the coast of Clew Bay. On the island there are a number of rugged mountains and peat bogs and the island is also popular for water sports, such as surfing on Keel sandy beach.
A little closer to Toormakeady is Loch Na Fooey which is surrounded by the rugged Maumturk mountains to the south and Mayo’s Partry mountains to the north. There is a pretty sandy beach at the edge of the lake, perfect for swimming or relaxing.
County Mayo is a wonderful base for a self-catering holiday in Ireland, climb Croagh Patrick, savour tasty fresh seafood or relish the peace and quiet surrounding your holiday home in Toormakeady. You will never run out of things to do on your nest self-catering holiday County Mayo.
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