Newport-Mulranny Greenway Cycle Way

Great Western Greenway Overview

Other local events around this time:

Imelda May on in Castlebar Royal Theatre 3rd June

As posted on Discover Ireland website

Mayoyo Up and Down 3th-7th June 2011 starts in Westport takes in Mountain walking including Croagh Patrick

Triburgh Triathlon 4th June Louisburgh near Westport

3rd-5th June Ballymote County Sligo Fleadh Cheoil

Castlebar Blues Festival 3rd-6th June = Irish bank Holiday wknd.

Focus Four 4 Peaks Challenge Delphi 10th-12th June

Read about newly opened Mulranny Cycle Path on Tourism Pure blog
or Trek West blog
The Mayo Greenway on a Sunny Evening

Mulranny Old Irish Goats in the news!

Read about wild mountain goats in this area of scenic beauty courtesy of Seán Carolan (Mulranny Environmental Group)
in Mayo News
and Irish Times
or Facebook
To find out more search for Mulranny Old Irish Goats on google

Things to do in the area

Night sky –stars often amazingly clear.

Mountain walking and climbing – Nephin Beg, Birreens and Buckoogh. Croagh Patrick (Holy Mt.) – Beyond Westport. Carpark opposite Famine Ship memorial

Eating out – Nevin’s bar and restaurant, Tierenar (Mulranny Road).

Mulranny Park Inn Hotel very cosy and comfortable for drink, coffee, Newport Hotel- bar snacks, restaurant, Graiine Uaille Newport -good bar meals. Traditional music there Thurs. nights. Westport – Spanish, Italian, Indian, fish and chips, Burger bar

Mulranny Strand further on through Mulranny village and turn left. Large boulders/pebbles although can paddle in sandy section on left when tide is out. Pier beyond for rod fishing mackerel?)?

Old Head – beyond Westport on Louisburgh Rd., turn right (trees) – lovely sheltered sandy cove with cliff walks through natural oak forest

Surfing- Achill Island. Beyond Mulranny. Very windy but amazing views and lots of sandy beaches.

Bike hire – Sean Salmon, Westport tel 00353 (0)98 25471

Swimming- Wesport Pool (hats obligatory). Sauna/steam-room/jacuzzi also included in entry price for over 16s.

Horseriding- Carrowmore Stables (Laura) – sharp right-hand turn out Westport Road.

Cinema – Westport (3 Screen Next to Swimming pool off James Street /Castlebar (6 screen)

Theatre- Westport

Traditional Music- Matt Molloy’s Pub, Westport (of Chieftans fame). Hobans the Octagon Westport and many other places

Shopping – Centra in Newport stays open till evening and has cash machine inside

Castlebar – banks, bookshop, music shop, shoe shops. Outdoor/fishing gear, Dunnes Stores- clothes, household, food (including food fresh fish/meat stall), Tesco, Aldi, SpecSavers, Argos, Westport – bookshop, bank with cash machine, outdoor clothes, sports shop, traditional souvenirs, local cheese stall, SupaValu – good supermarket with off-licence and coffee shop, local pottery (beyond town)

An account of John Lennon's visit to the area - he sang Revolution in the hotel once - perhaps we should continue the tradition