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Bridge Street - Westport, County Mayo, Ireland // by scottishtom via Flickr

Bridge Street - Westport, County Mayo, Ireland // by scottishtom

The beauty and colour of Keem Beach in Achill Island, County Mayo.... breathtaking!!

Keem Beach in Achill Island off the Mayo coast My wife has family that we stayed with on Achill and our hosts father told us of the days they would catch basking sharks and render them in town .Many Blessings to Tony and Kathleen.

Rocky shore, County Mayo, Western Ireland

Rocky shore, County Mayo, Western Ireland - photograph copyright by Jim Zuckerman

Abandoned Cottage,County Mayo,Ireland.

~"Abandoned stone buildings are everywhere in County Mayo, Ireland. They are wonderful to photograph and tell a story about leaving. Many of these buildings were abandoned during the famines either through death, or emigration.

Top Ten Things to Do in Westport

Much of the magic that makes Ireland such a special place resides in its small towns.

Croagh Patrick, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland... it is tradition for Catholics to climb St. Patrick's holy mountain. Legend has it, this is where he performed the miracle of getting rid of all the snakes (as a challenge from the Pagan King).

Croagh Patrick, Westport, Co. it is tradition for Catholics to climb St. Legend has it, this is where he performed the miracle of getting rid of all the snakes (as a challenge from the Pagan King).

View from Croagh Patrick, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland <3

Clew Bay View from Croagh Patrick, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Belleek Castle, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland - we were the only guests and got a personal tour of the 12th-century dungeon and the 17th-century armory!

Belleek Castle, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland - we were the only guests and got a personal tour of the dungeon and the armory!

Westport House, County Mayo, Ireland

Westport House in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, was the ancestral seat of the Marquesses of Sligo up until July It was built by the Browne family in the Century, on the site of an O'Malley castle which dungeons are still present today.

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