Things to Do in Castlebar

Things to Do in Castlebar, Ireland - Castlebar Attractions

Things to Do in Castlebar

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  • tRvlChic7
    Shannon, Ireland201 contributions
    We came here as a homeschool group of parents and children. The museum accommodated us so nicely with printouts and activity pages that made the experience really great. There is lot to see and learn about the way country life was in Ireland. The worksheets added a lot to the experience. Everything was free, there is a donation box to make a contribution. There is a cafe on site, a playground and a nice walk as well so plenty to do here.
    Written April 4, 2022
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  • BeHappyTraveller2000
    Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
    Excellent bike rental. They were super friendly and helpful when we got a puncture on the way. Arrived very fast and changed the wheel for us. Would definitely get there bikes again.
    Written August 15, 2021
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  • Angela T
    ireland129 contributions
    This was such a pleasurable walk. My tip would be to drive out to the National Museum of country life, park up there and walk the greenway to Castlebar. We did this, stopping for a cup of tea in the town before doing the return journey. I guess you could do it either way, but we found this better.
    Written September 10, 2021
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  • John M
    Lyon, France1,797 contributions
    We enjoyed a walk in the Lough Lannagh trail, located near Castlebar, County Mayo, which is mainly used by hikers, runners and bikers. As the views are spectacular, including one of the sacred mountain Croagh Patrick across the lake, so this is a very popular 1.9 kilometer loop but it doesn’t get too crowded or difficult. There are some signs around that entrance with a history of the area including sa description of a crannog in the lake - refers to an artificial island built in a lake. These are some of the oldest dwelling places of humans in prehistoric Ireland. The path is well-maintained and the trail is highly recommended.
    Written September 7, 2020
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  • PAT D
    County Dublin, Ireland191 contributions
    A wonderful place to visit. When you read the names of some of those people who fought for their countries it is heartwarming. Some are brothers who fought together in various wars. I stood there for a while and thought how brave they all were. Go and visit here.
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Mary O'Connell
    2 contributions
    It is a must to ring Joe before you visit, it wouldn't have been the same without Joe, to tell you the history about Jack and other Irish history. He has a fabulous display of old household and farming stuff. It was a fantastic tour, and you couldn't meet a nicer man then Joe. A true gentleman, and great fun. We would highly recommend a visit,but allow plenty of time to enjoy it.
    Mary & friends
    From Cork.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • David O
    Galway, Ireland51 contributions
    ease of booking, parking and seating all 100%, staff very helpful, Blood Brothers show is excellent, cast and crew were brilliant, music was lovely.

    seating is hard on the ****, bring a soft coat to sit on !

    will be back !
    Written March 30, 2019
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  • P Livingstone
    Castlebar, Ireland168 contributions
    We pop in here for a quick lunch. The menu limited to sandwiches & wraps.
    However our sandwiches were fresh. It was quite busy when we arrived; which shows it popular.
    The server noticed he made a mistake with our order but corrected without a problem. (Probably would have been better to correct it before expecting us to accept the mistake.) When he brought the order over he knew it was wrong.
    Written September 3, 2019
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  • Carol E
    Dublin, Ireland64 contributions
    Set in a lovely quiet area, the round tower and church remains are impressive. I am always amazed at how well these buildings were built to last and give us a view into a life gone by.
    Written August 23, 2021
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  • Tracey S
    Sunderland, UK27 contributions
    We went here as we were doing some family research and as it was a Saturday the records office was closed. One of the librarians helped us and spent a long time doing so - she was extremely helpful, found newspaper articles concerning great grandparents and helped look for death records. She went out of her way, above and beyond and we were able to use the material to add to our research. Couldn't thank her enough and wish I'd got her name
    Written February 19, 2019
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  • Dave G
    Helena, MT23 contributions
    We try to attend ?Mass when traveling. Holy Rosary was welcoming, beautiful with a vibrant pPriest. The Mass was packed..a great sign.
    Written September 6, 2019
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,031 contributions
    The Mall is really a park surrounded by buildings, mostly from the 18th century, and including the Council Offices, Courthouse dating to 1855, Imperial Hotel (1795), Christchurch (1739), Methodist Church (1790). The hotel was the venue for the founding of the National Land League by Michael Davitt in 1879. In a corner of The Mall I saw the 1798 and 1916 Proclamation memorials. Nearby is the tomb of John Moore, claimed by the people of Mayo as the first President of the Irish Republic.
    The Mall's name was derived from the double line of trees between Holy Trinity Church and the Lucan homestead known as The Lawn. The trees that exist today were planted in 1870. There was further addition in 2015 when the US Ambassador planted a commemorative tree near the memorials. An interesting place with a lot of history.
    Written July 6, 2019
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,423 contributions
    McHale Park is the home of Mayo GAA, a famous old ground that dates back to 1931. It holds over 25,000 people and is a great place to watch a match. The main stand is massive, the problem is that the entrance steps are quite low down and you have quite a hike up the steps to get to the back. This leads to pretty bad congestion when matches are over and you try to get back down to get out! Toilets are okay but again on big match days the queues can be brutal. Catering facilities are basic to say the least!
    It is covered and the seats are a comfortable plastic variety. The other three sides of the grounds have no roof and are open to the elements. There are concrete bench style seats there. pretty grim in wet weather!
    it is important to note that for tourists there is no pint in visiting here unless there is a match on. They take place in the spring and summer for the Mayo county team, not every week though so check local listings. Club matches take place here too though.
    Anyway, if you are in the Castlebar area and fancy seeing gaelic games being played, McHale Park would be a good place to come.
    Modern its not, but its part of the heritage of the town.
    Written February 4, 2020
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  • JayneH1962
    Birmingham, UK14 contributions
    I am here from England visiting family, just had the best time at this place. We came out so happy, it is so well done and really works your brain but also so much fun. Everyone should give this a go you will have a great time. The lady owner was amazing and made us feel so welcome and has this organised brilliantly. I really can't wait to come back and do it again. Thanks Martha.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • dubros
    Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
    Great pub and great Guinness. Mick the owner is a gentleman as are the staff. Looking forward to my next visit to Castlebar so I can call in for a pint or a ‘meejum’. 10/10.
    Written March 16, 2022
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