Bangor Erris Belmullet

Bangor Erris Belmullet

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The Bangor Erris area and the Belmullet and Erris Peninsula are a well kept secret, less travelled and a little off the beaten path they offer the most stunning coastline, amazing beaches and lots of things to do and see. There are plenty of things going on Belmullet, regardless of what time of the year you visit. Belmullet is the capital of the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region of Erris on the Mullet Peninsula in Mayo. Bangor Erris is the gateway to the Mullet Peninsula. Located on the N59  Bangor Erris is an attractive little village on the banks of the Owenmore River and has shops, pubs and good restaurants.
Near the large Carramore Lake, Bangor is an angler’s paradise and an excellent base for wild atlantic salmon and sea trout fishing. Regarded as the gateway to the magnificent Erris Peninsula in North Mayo, Bangor Erris links Belmullet with Ballina and Westport.

This area has beautiful sandy beaches, Carne Golf Links, unspoiled natural beauty and Blue Flag waters teeming with marine-life. There’s something here for everyone! There are numerous beaches to enjoy nearby with some great swimming (check out the Tidal pool in Belmullet) and fishing spots. There is some great salmon, seatrout and browntrout fishing in the area over seen by the Bangor Erris Angling Club This includes fishing on the Owenmore river and Carrowmore Lake.

There are many attractions to enjoy within a short drive. The much-loved market town of Westport is just an hour away with the wonderful Westport House. The remarkable neolithic site at Céide Fields containing the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world – dating back nearly 6,000 years, is just 40 minutes away. Pack a picnic and head to the Ballycroy National Park for the day.

Belmullet  has large supermarkets, places to eat and the peninsula has beautiful white beaches.  You can visit the Blacksod Lighthouse and find out their involvement in the D Day landings. If you are into walking, check out the stunning Erris head looped walk and many other great walks in the area.

Just off the Mullet Peninsula coastline, the two Inishkea Islands (north and South) may have been named after Saint Kea who once lived there. Inishkea means Goose Island, and the islands are home to many Barnacled Geese. You can visit these Islands and how to do this with Belmullet Boat Tours this is detailed in one of our blog posts Here

You have to visit Blacksod Bay, guarded by its famous lighthouse it has some of the best beaches in the area. There is a tidal swimming pool on the shore road near Belmullet. Erris Head loop walk will keep you fit and when you have recovered you can do the Cross Loops walk The walk starts as you traverse Cross Beach at low tide to Corruan Point. It takes about 35 minutes (Map Here) providing lovely views of the holy islands of Inishglora (where the Children of Lir are said to be buried) and Inishkeeragh, both steeped in Celtic mythology. The remote Carrowteige Loop Walks are considered by hikers to be among the most spectacular in Ireland (especially the Benwee Head Loop). The trails runs along the clifftop overlooking beautiful Broadhaven Bay and end near the impressive Stags of Broadhaven.
There is simply loads more to explore so why not treat yourself to a break in the area now.

M040 Tulachan Ban Bangor Erris

Sea Views, Walk to Pub
From €600 to €‎1050 per week 

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M039 Gweesalia, Bangor Erris

Great Walks, Near a village
From €440 to €910 per week. 

The cottage: This property is a in a great location to discover North Mayo or just to sit back and relax. Walk out the front…

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3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms