Belmullet is in the barony of Erris, located on the northwest coast of Co. Mayo in Ireland and is one of the most westerly points in Europe. For many centuries, the locals have said that the next parish over is New York!
At the four corners of Erris, you’ll find: the Neolithic Céide Fields, the unspoilt wilderness of Ballycroy National Park, the towering cliffs at Ceann Iorrais (Erris Head), and the final resting place of the fabled ‘Children of Lir’ – the island of Inis Gluaire. This part of the Wild Atlantic Way is very accessible. You can reach Belmullet and Erris by flying into Ireland West Airport Knock, from all over Europe. This airport in Co. Mayo is approximately 1½ hours’ drive from Belmullet.
Exit Knock Airport on the R376 and turn left on to the N17. Then turn left on to the N5 and continue for 10.8km. Then turn right on N26 and continue for 21.9km to Foxford and on to Ballina. At then the traffic light junction in Ballina, turn left, heading for Crossmolina.
Driving from Ballina into Belmullet & Erris:
The direct route from Ballina to Erris is via Crossmolina and Bellacorick, along the N59.
Belmullet & Erris is a Gaeltacht region, which means that our native Irish language is still very much in use here. Most of our road signs are in Irish, which sometimes can be confusing for visitors. Please see here to help you navigate your way through our beautiful Gaeltacht towns and villages.