5 Things to do
Ballintubber Abbey, famously described as the abbey that “refused to die,” has been continuously used for nearly eight centuries. The important historical site is located in County Mayo, only 11km from Castlebar.
The dazzling quartzite pyramid of Croagh Patrick (764m), which dominates the land south of Clew Bay in the west of Ireland, has been a holy mountain since before Christian times.
From Ballintubber runs the old pilgrim road to Croagh Patrick, some 22 miles away. The road is known as Tochar Phadraig, after Ireland's patron saint.
The Pine Rack is a traditional country pine furniture workshop and showroom featuring handmade furniture and crafts. Located beside Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, the design emphasis is on traditional Irish furniture that can be custom created.
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