Things to do in Mayo

The West is Best

Nestled in the heart of enchanting County Mayo, The TF Royal Hotel & Theatre beckons as your gateway to the wonders of the West. Castlebar, a vibrant hub just 15 minutes from Westport town, offers the perfect blend of tranquility and urban access. Immerse yourself in our welcoming natural landscape, a haven for walkers, hikers, bikers, and adventurers.

For angling enthusiasts, pristine lakes and rivers await, while the allure of the Wild Atlantic Way calls surfers and water-sport aficionados. Golf enthusiasts can relish the thrill of links courses, guaranteeing an exceptional experience.

History and vibrancy define the West of Ireland, offering something for every soul. Experience it all at your doorstep as you embrace the paradise enveloped in Mayo’s rugged beauty. Embark on exhilarating escapades and uncover nearby activities and attractions. The essence of the West awaits your arrival at The TF Royal Hotel & Theatre.

lough lannagh

Lough Lannagh

The regenerated Lough Lannagh is a scenic urban waterway in Ireland. Experience the 1.9 km orbital walkway with an impressive bridge, ideal for strollers, walkers, and runners. Admire Brown Trout, Swans, and Ducks on the lakeshore. A must-visit spot conveniently close to The TF Royal!

The Greenway

The Greenway

Escape the bustle of urban life on the 42km Great Western Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland. The World Class Greenway is a traffic free cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway which closed in 1937.


Achill Island

Lashed by the wild Atlantic ocean Achill is one of Ireland's most spectacular and beautiful places as well as our largest offshore island. From water sports to walking trails, kite flying to fishing, relaxing on a stunning beach to cycling the superb landscapes, Achill has it all to offer.

Downpatrick Head

Explore Downpatrick Head, a windswept outcrop just north of Ballycastle village near Ballina. Enjoy an invigorating coastal walk or visit the incredible Céide Fields, the world's oldest known field systems, dating over five and a half millennia. Discover a unique Neolithic landscape that reshapes our understanding of Stone Age ancestors.

Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick, known as the 'Reek', is Ireland's holiest mountain, just 5 miles from Westport and 15 minutes from Castlebar in County Mayo. This majestic 750-meter-tall peak dominates the landscape, offering breathtaking views and a sacred pilgrimage site, as well as the 365 islands of Clew Bay.

Country Life Museum

National Museum of Country Life

Discover the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, 8 kilometers east of Castlebar and just a 10-minute drive from The TF Royal. Explore a fascinating collection of objects and artifacts, showcasing Ireland's traditional way of life since 1850.

Westport House

Westport House

Westport House, a renowned heritage attraction in the West of Ireland, stands as a prime example of architectural splendor. With a rich history and stunning design, it's a must-visit destination for all who appreciate the finest cultural treasures in the region. A must see when visiting County Mayo.

Knock Shrine

Ireland's National Marian Shrine, attracts over 1.5 million pilgrims annually. The Pilgrimage Season from April to October offers daily masses, confessions, anointing of the sick, and stations of the cross. Groups are warmly welcomed with guided tours, private Mass, and a visit to the acclaimed Knock Museum.

Ceathru Thaidhg

Ceathrú Thaidhg, a charming village in northwest Mayo, sits on the Dún Chaocháin peninsula. Explore its beauty through looped cliff walks starting and ending in Carrowteige village. With varying lengths, these scenic walks cater to individuals and groups seeking breathtaking views and a memorable experience.

River Moy

The River Moy

Known as "The Moy," this European gem is among the finest salmon rivers, boasting an incredible annual rod catch of 8 to 12 thousand salmon. A quick drive from The TF Royal Hotel & Theatre, anglers from around the globe flock here to fish at reasonable prices. Enjoy an unforgettable fishing experience!

Carrowholly Stables

Carrowholly Stables

Carrowholly Stables, run by the Kelly family, offers a warm welcome to individuals, families, and groups. Beginners receive basic training and tuition with a focus on enjoyment and safety. Whether you're a first-time rider or an experienced horse enthusiast, your satisfaction and safety are top priorities.

Raheens Woods

Raheens Woods

Located 4km from the TF Royal, Raheens Woods Walk boasts a 33-hectare woodland with 23.5 hectares dating back to 1840. A prime example of native woodland habitat, it showcases Hazel, Birch, Ash, Oak, Rowan, Grey Willow, and Alder. The woods include a 1.8km route loop walk with signage.

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