I have just returned from a wonderful trip to County Mayo in West Ireland. The weekend was full of family visits, road tripping and Irish pubs.
West Ireland is extremely beautiful and the best way to experience the dramatic landscape is to drive down the Wild Atlantic Way. We drove miles and miles through the sweeping mountains and quaint little coastal villages. The views were breathtaking.
Achill Island is located at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. We visited Keel Beach, a sandy beach surrounded by dramatic cliffs. On a sunny day, you could definitely think you had been transported to the Mediterranean.
We had a delicious meal at the Mulranny Park Hotel in the Nephin Restaurant. Our table was scenically positioned, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breaking taking views of Croagh Patrick in the distance.
We took a short walk from the hotel down to the Mulranny beach, a place where I have many memories from family trips during my childhood.
We stayed in Westport for part of our trip, possibly the most picturesque little village I have ever been to. Westport is full of traditional Irish pubs, bakeries, tea rooms and quaint boutiques. All of the buildings are brightly coloured and picture perfect – it felt like we were on a movie set.
We often travel far and wide to satisfy our wanderlust cravings, but there are so many beautiful destinations full of adventure much closer to home. My trip to Ireland has inspired me to explore more of the UK and Ireland.
It was lovely to share this trip with even more family who had never visited West Ireland before, so they could experience the wonderful landscapes and true beauty of this place.
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