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The Beehive Cafe, Achill Island

The Quintessentially Irish Beehive Craft and Coffee Shop One could make a very strong case that the Beehive Cafe and Craft Shop on Achill Island is one of the most authentic and uniquely Irish cafes in Ireland. The Beehive Cafe … Read More

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Cycling the Greenway from Westport to Achill Island

Cycling the Entire Greenway on the Summer Solstice Before moving to Westport, I had, of course, heard about the Westport Greenway. With the growing success of the Wild Atlantic Way cycling lanes and offroad trails were being built all along … Read More

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Afternoon Tea at Cúpan Tae

Afternoon Tea at the Delightful Cafe Cúpan Tae I can’t believe I lived in China, India and England, three countries renowned for their tea, and it ended up being a small cafe in the west of Ireland which finally showed … Read More

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Breakfast at Cafe 74, Louisburgh

Cafe 74, Louisburgh Sometimes you walk into a cafe and you think, “Yep, they’ve absolutely nailed this!” The decor, the lights, the style, the art, the furniture, it all just comes together and clicks in the right way to create … Read More

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Grace O’Malley, otherwise known as Granuaile the Pirate Queen

Granuaile, The Pirate Queen, Westport House Grace O’Malley, otherwise known as Granuaile (phonetically Grawn-You-Ale), lived from around 1530 to 1603. She was born into the clan O’Malley, who were said to be descendants of the eldest son of the former … Read More

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A Day at Keem Bay, Achill Island

A Day of Ice Cream, Sun Cream & Coffee & Cream at Keem Bay You almost forget where you’re driving to when driving to Keem Bay. Keem Bay at the end of Achill Island You begin to drive slower and … Read More

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Surfing at Carrowniskey Beach

Learning How to Surf at Carrowniskey Beach with SurfMayo We here at the Middle Way Hostel are attempting to make the best Hostel in Ireland. To us, this means offering our guests a perfect holiday of relaxation and fun; hence … Read More

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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

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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

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