JOMO Weekend on The Mullet Peninsula

JOMO Weekend on The Mullet Peninsula

JOMO Weekend is three days of fabulous, relaxed walking in northwest Mayo, taking place over at the end of August.

This event normally takes place during June, but for 2021, I’m pushing it out to late summer, in the hope that restrictions at that time will permit it to go ahead.

For this Joy of Missing Out event, we get back to loving the landscape around us, enjoying our walks and chats and not feeling the need to Google everything … Your phone is your camera, but no longer your endless web browsing master!

Next Dates : 26 – 29 August 2021

Location : The Mullet Peninsula occupies the far NW corner of Mayo – a spectacular landscape dominated by the wild North Atlantic, boasting high sea cliffs, low-lying field systems, seemingly never-ending beaches and stunning offshore islands.

Level : Easy to moderate.

Duration : Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon (3 nights; 2.5 days walking)

Description :

Day One : We gather in Béal an Mhuirthead (Belmullet) in early evening, where we enjoy dinner, followed by continuation to our excellent B&B at Blacksod (An Fód Dubh).

Day Two : Day trip by boat out to the wonderful, evocative Iniskea South Island, deserted since the 1930s and now home to seabirds and wildlife (5km loop walk).

Day Three : Walking The Mullet Peninsula, with its fabulous beaches and views to take the breath away. Visits along the way to a ruined medieval abbey in a stunning location, a holy well by the sea and more (20km linear walk).

Day Four : Having departed our B&B, we take in the wonderful cliff-top walk at Ceann Iorrais (Erris Head) on our way home (5km loop walk).

For this walking weekend, we stay in one of the finest B&Bs on the Wild Atlantic Way, where we enjoy 3 nights B&B, packed lunches each day and two dinners. It happens to be located right beside a great West of Ireland pub.

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Included : Three nights B&B, three packed lunches, three dinners, along with full guiding throughout and the boat trip out to Iniskea. A magical weekend in Mayo!

Not included : Drinks and miscellaneous purchases.

Please note : JOMO Weekend is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s about the joy of missing out. This is a weekend for you to switch off and tune out. Everybody who attends is kindly requested to bide by this request. No Google, no Facebook, no news… Trust me; you’ll love it!

If you can’t make this date, or the idea of a weekend without your phone is simply too much to bear, maybe consider joining us a month later, at the end of September, for our autumnal Western Ocean Walking Weekend.

JOMO Weekend on The Mullet Peninsula
JOMO Weekend
JOMO Weekend