Looking back it’s hard to comprehend what we have been through, what we still live thought and how it has changed our lives forever. For the community of Belmullet in the Barrony of Erris, staying apart isn’t in their DNA. Whoever comes here, whatever amount of activities they do, wherever they go – everyone leaves with the same thing. A memory of the warmest Cead Mile Failte you’ll get anywhere.
With restrictions lifted they have been one of the first to rally. To come together like they used to and to gather, entertain and welcome. As part of Home to Mayo, a Mayo wide initiative, the people of Belmullet and all across Erris and keen to invite people to enjoy the best the area has to offer. Home to Mayo Visit Belmullet is a month long line up of sports, art, history, culture and sightseeing with literally something for everyone.
A town like no other.
Belmullet is a town like no other. On the most westerly tip of Mayo it’s location gives it a solitude and peace that you don’t find in too many places nowadays. But it is this remoteness that has also made this town vibrant and self sufficient. It was once described to me as island life, attached to the the land. As a result you can see this sense of community and it’s slightly autonomous way of life.
It offers luxury hotels and accommodation, surf schools, local shops and all the amenities you come to expect in a tourist destination. But even with the stiff southerly winds and mists rolling in from the Atlantic people from here and visitors to here have a pull a grá for the place that keeps them coming back again and again.
“We want to greet people and meet people again ” said one local business owner. And welcome you they will! It is a community that does well pulling together and the line-up for May is no different.
For more information on the full line up for Home to Mayo Visit Belmullet visit www.visitbelmullet.ie0