Super View,Clew Bay, Mulranny, Co. Mayo West Coast
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Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Set in a small development of selfcatering holiday homes in a secluded area above Mulranny village. Captivating views of Clew bay and Croagh Patrick mountain dominating behind can be enjoyed from the living room and dining area.Sleeps 5 (3 bedrooms). Open fire in living room with Sky TV/DVD.The shared garden slopes to a gateway which gives access to the adjacent 4* Mulranny Park Hotel with award winning cuisine. Its swimming pool, jacuzzi and gym are open to non-residents and incredible value for Golden Years (55+) at â‚Ź4 per visit !!! when 10 visit pass is purchased. Just a 5 min walk to shops, pub, the wonderful expansive sandy ...Read more
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Additional Location Information
Mulranny is in the center of Grainuaille's territory the legendary pirate queen whose strongholds include Rockfleet Castle (near Newport), Kildavnet tower (Achill Island) and her castle on Clare Island.
Irish culture and heritage is plentiful in the area and visits are recommended to;
Clare Island with its 12th century Cistercian Abbey, Promontory fort and megalithic court tomb. ( There is a ferry from Cloghmore in Achill to Clare island during the summer months). The ferry from Roonagh Quay to the island runs most of the year.
Ceide fields in Ballycastle is the most extensive stoneage monument in the world. Dating back 5000 years this extensive site of stone walls and field systems has been preserved beneath the bog. The multi award winning exhibition center - pyramid in shape- is set above the dramatic 300ft cliffs on this part of the Atlantic coast.
The Old Schoolhouse Museum which reflects schooling style in the 1920's.
Ballintubber Abbey dates back to 13th Century ( the times of the high kings of the O Connor family )and the Celtic Furrow visitor center close by to the Abbey.
Ballycroy National Park Visitor center is very child friendly and interactive - it's possible to touch the beautiful stuffed owl and there are little steps for children to bring them within reach of the exhibition pieces.
Charter a boat and go seal watching or if you are lucky spot the dolphins.
Achill island (half hour drive) and its wild landscape gives glimpses of the harsh living conditions in 19th century in the ruins of 'The Deserted Village'.
The dramatic coastline of the 'Atlantic drive' seascape which starts from Mulranny is inspiring.
Genealogy is an important offering in the Westport heritage centre as it reflects the out pouring of emigrants to England and America in the famine years.
The property is in a quiet setting and 1/2 hour drive to Achill Island , Westport town and Castlebar town.
Achill offers pony trekking and invigorating beach gallops across Keel Beach also wind surfing canoeing and sea angling.
Westport house and Adventure Park provide fun with thrill rides,slippery dip slide, magical train journey and history that comes alive in the spooky dungeons at the bottom of the house. For older children there is a choice of zorbing ,zip wire ride, high rope courses , laser pigeon clay shooting, laser woodland combat and archery organised by Adventure Islands. The town offers an opportunity to shop in its many lovely boutiques.
Castlebar (half hour drive) is the location of the Museum of country life, Royal Theatre, cinema, bowling, quasar, indoor soft ball play area and pool.
Visit Horkans in Castlebar a 5* Garden center on 10 acre site and home to Petworld and Edinburgh woollen mills and bay leaf restaurant - a free day out for all the family
THe Raptor show in Ballymote in Co Sligo is highly recommended . Eagles Flying is the largest center for birds of prey and owls in the country and after the excitment of swooping birds inches above your head you can visit the other animals on the site.
There are Irish music sessions during the summer months in the local pub Dalys, Mulranny Park hotel and Nevins pub.
For card players there are Bridge and whist sessions in Park Hotel and Moynish House.
Internet is available in the Mulranny Park hotel adjacent to the property.
An ideal base for family beach holiday, walkers, anglers or peaceful retreat for couples and friends, photographers and artists or linking up with family roots.
It is an area to experience olde traditional Ireland with its superb coastline and myriad of islands, lakes, fine mountains, mysterious wilderness, greenway trail at your doorstep, learn about the history and harsh living of yore and yet plenty of amenities closeby to occupy and entertain.
DRIVE THROUGH BEAUTIFUL CONNEMARA
A day's outing from Mulranny to Clifden takes in the Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and the Beautiful Sky road.
The route as follows:
Mulranny -Westport – leenane (leenaun) – Kylemore Abbey and Gardens – Letterfrack and Connemara National Park – Sky road before Clifden (95km drive one way)
The tiny village of Leenane nestles at the foot of the majestic Maamturk Mountains, at the tip of Killary Harbour - Irelands only fjord. This was the setting for the film 'The Field' starring Richard Harris.
Stop off in Leenane and treat yourself to a bath in the Connnemara Seaweed Baths while enjoying the super views of Killary harbour.
Continuing on you pass Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, once the home of wealthy Victorians.
Head for Letterfrack, a village founded by the Quakers. In the vicinity is the Connemara National Park, which is well worth a half or full day's visit for its beautiful walks and excellent interpretation centre.
Follow the road for 13km to begin the wonderful 11km circular drive West of Clifden called the Sky road. This road rises to offer superb views of the islands and surrounding coastline.
Clew Bay is surrounded by the Nephin mountains and attractive waterways which will lure the hill walker and mesmerise the photographer and artist with their beauty . It's ideal for walkers of all abilities.
The Blue flag beach and many coves in sight of Mulranny village and an indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi in hotel next door provide hours of fun for all the family.
The beautiful beach and rock pools will keep children very busy.
Mayo's beautiful landscape and seascape will enthrall. Its wilderness is beautiful into which you can escape by walking the narrow lanes that lead around the maze of lakes to Lough Furnace.
The pilgrim mountain of Croagh Patrick with a chapel at the summit is a very energetic climb and inspires the soul with views of Clew Bay and its myriad of islands. Guide can be booked in advance.
Take a cruise around Ireland's only fjord in beautiful Killary harbour. No sea sickness guaranteed. Food is served on board. Bar B que cruises are also available. Children go free at weekends.
For those rainy days the family has a wide choice in the indoor entertainment park (30 mins drive) of cinema, bowling, pool and quasar and soft play area in Castlebar town.
Teenagers can try their skills at the well organised paintball war game.
Westport (30 minutes) is a bustling town with pretty boutiques and many restaurants and pubs from which to choose . Westport house and Adventure park are a must for the family - see previous reference
ACCESS TO MULRANNY
Knock airport 70km from Mulranny. Regular direct flights from Birmingham and Gatwick with Aer Lingus
Flights direct from Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Leeds, East Midlands and Liverpool, Milan, Alicante,Barcelona, Faro, Malaga, Lanzarote with Ryanair
Flights direct from Dublin with Aer Lingus
Flights from Edinburgh and Manchester with Flybe
Flights from Dusseldorf with Lufthansa
Car Hire (book in advance):
Casey car hire knock ph . 00353 (0)949060500
Argus car hire
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest train station: Westport, 15 miles
Nearest airport: Shannon, 80 miles
Nearest ferry port: Dublin, 160 miles
Car is essential