Corraun Peninsula – Between Island and Mainland

Corraun Peninsula – Between Island and Mainland

Corraun is kept attached to the Irish mainland by rocky boggy land to its east, barely 800 m wide. Off its western shore, meanwhile, a channel just 150 m wide holds Achill Island at bay. The Corraun peninsula, 99% surrounded by water, may as well be an island in its...
Corrannabinnia

Corrannabinnia

I like Corrannabinnia very much. Let’s make that clear from the start. At 714 m and the second highest point of the Nephin Beg range, Corrannabinnia is surely one of the highest peaks in Ireland not to be named in OSI Discovery series maps. Strangely, lower points on...

Heritage Week 2013

Heritage Week 2013 runs from August 17th to 25th. I’d like to draw your attention to just two events that are happening here in Mayo. Old Irish Goat Society (OIGS) On Friday evening the 23rd, there will be a talk in Mulranny Park Hotel on the origin of...

Ten Great Short Mayo Walks, Part Two

I want to share with you 10 beautiful, but short, Mayo walks. These are places to go for a short, easy stroll and admire the surroundings. Bring the kids. I’ve chosen 10 places that you can easily reach in your car or, preferably, on your bike. No need for...

World Wetlands Day 2012

Thursday, February 2nd is World Wetlands Day. Check out its origins here. World Wetlands Day is about appreciating the vital role wetlands play in our ecosystems and protecting them. Here in Mayo, we are blessed with many wetland areas, from our blanket bogs, dotted...