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Here are 5 Reasons to Book A Trip To Louisburgh Co. Mayo

I subscribe to Kelly O’Malley’s newsletter. You might know Kelly as The Mind Yourself Coach. Every week Kelly sends a dollop of practical self-care tips to your inbox. This is a quote from Kelly’s most recent newsletter, “Why planning something to look forward to is actually good for you! “

So, with this in mind, we want to give you 5 Reasons to Book a Visit to Louisburgh:

1: Have you Ever Been to Oldhead Beach?

It's legit, one of the nicest beaches I've ever been to. You can park our ebikes at Tia by the Sea while you stroll along the beach, take in the view of Croagh Patrick and explore one of Irelands most unique rain forests situated just past the pier. Tia by the Sea serve delicious hot food to fuel you up for getting

out on the water with Summer Sup School on a kayak or sup board. New to Old Head this year is the Wild Atlantic Sauna which can be found by the pier and pairs well with a cold water dip in the crystal clear waters of Old Head Beach.

2: Doolough Valley

Tracing the footsteps of the Doo Lough Memorial Walk this historical famine route has become our most popular tour to date... It couldn’t be easier to get to Doo Lough Valley from the shop; just cross the river

and take an immediate left. As you follow the Wild Atlantic Way the mountains will begin to appear and you know you are getting close to one of the most spectacular valleys in Ireland. Passing Glenkeen Farm watch out for sheep and make sure to call in for a coffee at their fa

rm which is one of the largest sheep farms in Ireland standing at over 10,000 acres. Peeping over the hill as you drop into the valley only one word will be on your lips.. WOW!!! The paved road continues to run parallel to the lake, giving you endless views of the majestic Sheeffry Hills. Stop for a pit stop and photos at the Delphi Silver Food Truck or continue on to Delphi Lodge for a sit-down lunch if time permits. Here in the shop we offer ice cold drinks but there are also a number of cafes in the town where you can purchase lunch and snacks for the day.

3: Killadoon / Killeen

The Crew at Big Style have what you could describe as Ireland's best view from a sauna looking out onto the Atlantic and across to Inisturk and Clare Island. What better combo than a sunset and a sauna? You can also grab a cold beer in P. Dans which is located next door.

Killeen: On way back to the shop take a detour to Cross beach where you'll find the crew from Big Style set up with surfboards and wetsuits. Another option is Carrowniskey Beach where you can get out onto the water with the Surf Mayo crew and enjoy a coffee from the Atlantic Grind coffee truck.

4: Silver Strand

You can't come to Louisburgh and not visit Silver Strand. This route is one of our longer cruz’s at 18km each way. However, the perfect pit stop can be taken at Melody's Brew (beside the church at Killeen) where Nicole will fill you up with snacks and hot drinks. Trying one of her sausage rolls is a must! Back on the bikes the views of the Atlantic will take your breath away as you hover above the many beaches you will pass as you edge closer to Silver Strand. When you get to the Silver Strand there is a carpark to park and lock the bikes. Known for its clear waters and stunning views of Mweelrea, make sure your phone is charged as you’re going to want to take photos.

5: The Town of Louisburgh

Louisburgh is spoiled for beaches, pubs and cafes. Carrowmore Beach is a local’s favourite and a great spot for a picnic at just 2km from the shop. For those who like to start the morning with a fry you must visit Louisburgh74 which is located on Chapel Street. For the coffee connoisseur were are lucky to have the popular Seven Wanders Café who specialise in serving roasted brown coffee and delicious food to fuel your next adventure. In the evening you can dine at Tia at the River who offer food with a Mediterranean twist, Gaffney’s for the seafood and pizza lover, Good Grazing diner style restaurant or the latest addition to the town, the Roadside Café where you can get traditional chipper chips. If you are looking for a pint we recommend McNamara’s and An Bhun Abhainn.

The point is, is doesn't matter what you do, just do something you enjoy doing. Ebiking, hiking, walking, kayaking, SUP, surfing, board boarding , sauna — the list is endless.

It is often said that people in Mayo are some of the friendliest people you will ever met. Louisburgh has something about it. You'll just have to visit and experience it for yourself.

Looking forward to seeing you in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo 😊

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