Author Archives: Paul Feeney

a day at old head beach mayo

A Day at Old Head Beach, Westport

Coffee, Swimming and Cliff-Jumping at Old Head Beach If visiting Westport and looking for that beautiful balance of inner peace and outdoor adventure, one such place we highly recommend is Old Head Beach. The beach offers so much ticking many … Read More

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Lads Trip: 4 Epic Days of Adventure in Westport (with no Beer!)

4 Days of Adventure in Westport So my mate from England rings me up and says he wants to come to Ireland for a visit. However, he says that he doesn’t want to spend all his time sitting in pubs … Read More

erris head loop walk

Lose Yourself on the Erris Head Loop Walk

The Erris Head Loop Walk With stunning views of the Erris coastline, towering cliffs and the powerful Atlantic Ocean crashing around you, walking the Erris Head Loop Walk in County Mayo is a highly rated activity on TripAdvisor for a reason.  At … Read More

climbing croagh patrick

Climbing the Holy Mountain of Croagh Patrick

Climbing Croagh Patrick I’m not going to lie, the morning we woke to tackle the Holy Mountain of Croagh Patrick the sky was not looking good. To be fair to the lads, it didn’t deter their spirits and we all … Read More

the lost valley of uggool mayo

Hiking the Lost Valley of Uggool

The Lost Valley of Uggool When they say on their website that to find the Lost Valley you must drive to the end of the road and then keep driving, they weren’t kidding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46OFHYjsPnk With every turn you take, you … Read More

mountain biking westport

An Epic Day of Mountain Biking in Westport

Offroad Mountain Biking in Westport All we knew is we were going mountain biking. We awoke, feeling good with smiles on our faces, but with our bodies a little worse for wear after three days of hiking, walking, climbing, surfing … Read More

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Taking a Boat to Clare Island

Boat Trip to Clare Island Located 3.5 miles from the West Coast of Ireland sits the small island of Clare, one of the many islands off the coast of Co. Mayo with inhabitants. Its natural beauty and calm island life … Read More

The National Museum of Ireland, Castlebar

The National Museum of Ireland, Turlough

Country Life, National Museum of Ireland, Turlough The National Museum of Ireland, located in the village of Turlough, a countryside 20 minutes drive from Westport is an amazing place to learn more about the culture and history of Ireland. With … Read More

Croaghaun Mountain achill island

Hike Croaghaun Mountain and experience the highest sea cliffs in Ireland

Hiking Croaghaun Mountain If looking for a challenging climb and don’t mind the risks of becoming food for the sea-gulls, then climbing Croaghaun mountain is a must. Located on Achill Island and at towering in at 688 metres high, this … Read More

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Hiking Ballycroy National Park

Ballycroy National Park Ballycroy National Park located 45 minutes from The Middle Way Hostelis one of the largest peatlands in Europe and the third-largest of Ireland’s six national parks.  There are many different trails and loops to explore, hike and … Read More