Welcome to The Ice House Mayo, where adventure and relaxation await in the heart of North Mayo. Nestled along the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, our location is your ideal starting point for an unforgettable outdoor journey. Here’s why The Ice House is your perfect base for exploring the wonders of this stunning coastal route.
Unveiling the Beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way boasts breath-taking landscapes, and at The Ice House, you’re perfectly positioned to explore its treasures. Begin your adventure with a visit to Downpatrick Head, where rugged cliffs meet the crashing waves. Explore the ancient mysteries of the Ceide Fields, a Neolithic landscape preserved beneath a blanket of peat. And don’t miss the award-winning Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre, a step back in time to experience Irish craftsmanship.
For golf enthusiasts, The Ice House is a golfer’s paradise. Tee off at some of Ireland’s finest golf courses, each offering a unique challenge. Swing your clubs at Enniscrone, Carne (Belmullet), Ballina, Strandhill, Sligo, and Rosses Point, all just a short drive away. Afterwards, return to the tranquility of The Ice House to relax and unwind.
Riverside Bliss: Cruising and Fishing
Embrace the fresh air and the beauty surrounding the River Moy with a relaxing cruise. When the tide allows and the weather shines, there’s no better way to spend your time. Cruise along Mayo’s picturesque River Moy, discovering hidden gems and local insights. Or, if you’re an angler at heart, cast a line into the prolific waters of the River Moy. It’s a fishing experience like no other, offering top-class fly water, excellent spinning, and worming opportunities.
Catch the Perfect Wave
Surfers, get ready to ride some of Ireland’s best waves. Enniscrone and Easkey are nearby surf havens. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, these spots offer the perfect swell for your surfing adventure. If you need lessons or equipment, surf schools are available in Enniscrone and Strandhill.
Rachel’s Irish Adventure: Tailored Experiences
Looking for a unique adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way? Rachel’s Irish Adventures specializes in tailor-made and private tours for families and small groups. Explore the North Mayo coast, hike, cycle, and discover hidden gems with a trusted local guide. Rachel’s expertise ensures an unforgettable experience off the beaten path.
Whiskey Appreciation Session
Immerse yourself in the world of whiskey with Rachel’s fun and interactive Whiskey Appreciation Session. Learn about the art of distilling and savour the aromas of specially selected samples. By the end, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for this golden liquid.
Bike Through the Beauty
Explore the scenic West of Ireland by bike. Ballina Bike Hire offers high-quality bicycles for the whole family. Discover Belleek woods, the Monasteries of the Moy, and Mayo’s natural beauty at your own pace.
Outdoor Fun: Ballina Treasure Hunt
Rachel’s Ballina Treasure Hunt is an exciting outdoor activity for all ages. Explore Ballina’s famous Belleek woods while solving entertaining riddles. It’s a fun way to spend a refreshing day outdoors with your family.
Wild Nephin/Ballycroy National Park: Dark Sky Delight
Explore Ballycroy National Park, home to the largest active Atlantic blanket bog in Ireland. Experience pristine stargazing at the Mayo International Dark Sky Park, a result of minimal light pollution.
Mayo Walks: Hiking Paradise
Mayo offers unspoiled countryside, unique scenery, rich heritage, and folklore. Hikers of all levels will find the perfect trail, from Belleek woods to the Sligo Way.
Mountains to Conquer: Croagh Patrick and Knocknarea
Challenge yourself with a hike up Croagh Patrick, the third-highest mountain in County Mayo. Alternatively, explore Knocknarea, where a relatively easy walk leads to Queen Maeve’s Grave.
Cultural Gems: Ceide Fields and Foxford Woollen Mills
Discover the ancient field system at Ceide Fields, the oldest known in the world. Visit the Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre to experience Irish life as it was in the 1800s.
Sip and Savour at Connacht Whiskey Distillery
Explore the Connacht Distillery on the banks of the River Moy. Take a tour, sample fine whiskey, and learn about the art of distillation.
Jackie Clarke Museum: A Journey Through History
Delve into Irish history at the Jackie Clarke Museum, home to an extensive collection of artifacts, letters, and rare books.
Broadhaven Irish Tours: Discover Mayo’s Best
Join Broadhaven Irish Tours for a unique experience, from fishing to dining in beautiful restaurants that serve locally caught seafood.
Simply SUP: Stand Up Paddleboarding
Experience Lough Conn and River Moy from a stand-up paddleboard with Simply SUP. Enjoy a low-impact workout while taking in stunning scenery.
At The Ice House Mayo, adventure beckons from every direction. Whether you’re exploring the Wild Atlantic Way, mastering the greens, or indulging in whiskey tastings, your stay with us promises unforgettable moments amidst the natural beauty of North Mayo. Book your adventure today and let The Ice House be your gateway to discovery.