The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a remarkable way marked driving route all along the west coast of Ireland from Donegal all the way to Cork. We’re proud to say that Devlin Farm Life is on this spectacular route and so you are guaranteed to be within easy reach of some of the most interesting places to visit in the entire country. These are called Discovery Points, there are 188 altogether along the Wild Atlantic Way and ten of them are within easy reach of our cottage. Take time to visit some while you are staying with us.

Croagh Patrick
Mayo’s pilgrim mountain where St. Patrick spent 40 days and nights. Even the local craft beer is named for Mescan, his personal friend and brewer. Across the road are Murrisk Abbey and the National Famine Memorial.

Old Head Beach
A safe sandy beach under Croagh Patrick which is very popular with families. Swimming, snorkelling, pier jumping, kayaking and SUPping are all popular in summer. A rare ancient native oakwood adjoins this delightful beach.

Roonagh Quay
The ferry access point for Clare Island and Inishturk.

Clare Island
A stronghold of Granuaile or Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen. This picturesque island with its talismanic lighthouse makes a lovely day trip by ferry from Roonagh Pier near Louisburgh.

Inishturk Island
A small island 14.5km off the Mayo coast, Inishturk is renowned for its history and beauty. It translates as ‘island of the wild boar’. The access is by ferry from Roonagh Pier near Louisburgh.

Carrowniskey Strand
A surfer’s paradise also popular with walkers and bodyboards. Carrowniskey Blue Flag Beach hosts a spectacular horse racing festival each summer.

Silver Strand
A lovely sheltered sandy beach with stupendous views towards Inishturk and Inishbofin islands.

Doolough Valley
This beautiful, remote valley takes its name from the dark lake at its centre. The Doolough Famine Memorial is a poignant stone cross commemorating a tragedy at the height of the Irish potato famine in 1849 when hundreds died on a futile walk to seek aid from the landlord.

Aasleagh Falls
A small, picturesque waterfall on the River Erriff, an important salmon river near Delphi and Killary Harbour. A small carpark nearby has a convenient path leading to the waterfall.

Killary Harbour
A beautiful fjord, a remnant of the last ice age, forming a natural border between Mayo and Galway. Killary is famous for mussel growing and you will find them on menus in the area. Leenane village is at the head of the fjord.

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