Ireland - Counties Mayo & Sligo (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Counties Mayo & Sligo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.

Counties Mayo and Sligo remain a well-kept secret, offering all of Ireland’s wild, romantic beauty but without the crowds. Visit and you’ll find an improbable bounty of prehistoric sites, elegant Georgian towns, little fishing villages and good old-fashioned warm-hearted country hospitality.

  • follow in St Patrick’s footsteps up the conical peak of Croagh Patrick
  • maps
  • hit the waves year-round at Strandhill
  • transport
  • feel ancient powers amid mystical ruins at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: County Mayo, Cong, Pigeonhole Cave, Doolough Valley & Around, Clare Island, Inishturk Island, Croagh Patrick, Westport, Newport & Around, Achill Island & Around, Bangor Erris, Ballycroy National Park, Mullet Peninsula, Pollatomish, Ballycastle & Around, Killala & Around, Ballina, Castlebar & Around, Knock, County Sligo, Sligo Town & Around and Lough Gill.

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