Wild Atlantic Way - Sligo to Mayo

  1. Lookout Hill Loop

    Mulranny, Mayo

    A-B. Leaving the trailhead near the pier, follow the green (and purple) arrows along the surfaced road. The purple arrows are for the longer Bunnahowna Loop. After 300m the road swings right - but you proceed straight ahead onto an old laneway. Climb the hill, veer left at a house on a Y-junction, and follow the road through a crossroads. After 200m watch for a waymarker which directs you to the right and off road on to a fence along the back of forestry. Follow the fence for 500m to exit again onto a surfaced road where you turn left. After 100m pass the church and school and cross the N59 onto a woodland track.

    B-C. Follow the track uphill to join a forestry roadway and turn left. Continue to follow the green and purple arrows before turning right and ascending to the top of Lookout Hill. Enjoy the views before descending to join the old railway line where both the blue and purple loops turn left - but you turn right.

    C-D. Continue to follow the old railway line for 300m to reach old railway buildings where you turn right and descend to the front of a hotel and cross the N59 again onto steps down to Trawoughter Strand.

    D-A. Descend the steps and join the causeway across the strand and enjoy the last 300m back to the trailhead.
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  2. Lough Cullen

    Pontoon, Mayo

    Lough Cullen is located just outside Pontoon in County Mayo. It is a good salmon and brown trout fishery and is best fished from a boat. Read more

  3. Fernhill

    Mulranny, Mayo

    Set in Mulranny, County Mayo, Fernhill is a spacious, newly renovated summerhouse with spectacular views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick. The three bedroom house has extensive gardens and is furnished with everything needed for a memorable break. Read more

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  4. Rowanville Lodge

    Grange, Sligo

    Rowanville Lodge B&B is located in County Sligo, boasting beautiful views of Benbulben Mountain, warm welcomes, and delicious homemade breakfasts including fluffy pancakes. Excellent resturants and pubs nearby. Read more

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  5. Donegal Town Independent Hostel

    Donegal Town, Donegal

    Donegal Town Independent Hostel is an ideal base for touring the region. This family friendly hostel is situated 1 kilometre from Donegal Town centre and offers dormitory and private rooms, a self-catering kitchen and common room with open turf fire. Read more

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  6. Harrys Bar and Gastro Pub

    Rosses Point, Sligo

    Harrys Bar and Gastro pub, serving fresh, local, award winning food on Rosses Point promenade overlooking scenic Sligo Channel and neighbouring islands. Free Carparking. Free WiFi. Read more

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  7. Lough Gill

    Sligo Town, Sligo

    Lough Gill is a large lake, nearly six and a half miles long and two and a half miles wide. There is public access to the lough from a pier on the south shore at the mouth of the Garavoge River, at Inishfree Pier and at Shriff Bay. Read more

  8. Moyne Abbey

    Killala, Mayo

    At the mouth of the River Moy, just 3.5km from Killala, County Mayo, visitors will find the remains of Moyne Abbey, which was founded in 1460 for the Franciscans. The extensive ruin includes an interesting, cruciform church with a bell tower. Read more

  9. Holyrood Hotel

    Bundoran, Donegal

    Holyrood Hotel is an excellent three-star accommodation situated in the lovely seaside resort of Bundoran, County Donegal. The hotel, which has been in the same family for three generations, is renowned for its hospitality. Read more

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  10. The Model

    Sligo Town, Sligo

    A world-class visitor centre, The Model offers visitors to Sligo town a wonderful restaurant and cafe, galleries, an art collection with works by Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry, artist studios and a lovely bookshop. Read more

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