Working on the Children of Lir festival that takes place on the last weekend of May every year we felt it was the perfect opportunity to showcase what we have to offer. So we joined up with all the different organisations across Erris and suddenly there was a month full of events and activities.
So a chance conversation about the Mayo County Council initiative Home to Mayo for May 2022 started the ball rolling. Because if you are coming Home to Mayo you really need to Visit Belmullet. It’s the best of the best – even if we are perhaps a little bias.
We like to remind people that we were voted the best place to go wild. The raw natural beauty surrounds us. We are definitely a land shaped by the sea, it’s hard not to be when it surrounds you. We are proud of our four lighthouses that serve as a constant reminder of how forceful mother nature can be. The recent opening of Blacksod lighthouse to visitors is the icing on the cake.
We have the perfect mix of open space and warm fires. A Ceád Mile Fáilte that surpasses all others and solitude and quiet should it be preferred. You can join in the daily dippers 365 days of the year in our infamous tidal pool or seek out one of our many blue flag and green award beaches for yourself.
If you prefer a more active trip we have cycling, horse riding, surfing, paddleboarding, the most westerly Parkrun in Europe and of course we can’t forget the stunning Carne Golf Links. Like so many parts of Ireland we are steeped in history but here you can live some of Ireland’s most famous legends. Take trips out to deserted islands and the locals will make sure to tell you the pishogues so as not to befall any bad luck.
You can come and immerse yourself in Irish or join in the sessiun or sit by the hearth and watch it all unfold. It’s in many way a more traditional way of life reminiscent of Ireland of old but we can surprise you with the quirky boutique hotels and fine dining the modern traveller has come to expect.
So come Home to Mayo this May and Visit Belmullet – you’ll love it !