Ballina has an annual Salmon Festival which incorporates music, food, crafts and
entertainment and of course, salmon. It is fast becoming one of the best festivals in the country. For one
week every July, the town is a hive of activity, appealing to young and old alike, with a host
of events, incorporating music, art and heritage, as well as a variety of cultural activities,
showcasing the best of Mayo.
The capital of the County, Castlebar is located at the very heart of Mayo. Many are the roads which, like a web, start from the capital in all directions. Lough Lannagh is a delightful spot of nature at the western end of town.
One of four National Museums of Ireland--and the only one outside of Dublin--this award-winning home of the National Folklife Collection tells the story of country life from 1850 post-Famine to 1950, post-war, eventful and turbulent years.
Mayo’s flourishing arts scene is in no small part due to the welcoming and nurturing presence of the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar. On any given night, it is one of the few places where you might be treated to a live theatre or dance performance one night, a quality arthouse film the next, a lecture on a topic of cultural and historical interest, music or an art exhibition another night.
In Kilkummin you can find the Tir saile is a sculpture trail marking Mayo 5000. There are three sculptures in Kilcummin, one at Kilcummin pier, one at Bar Na Binne and one at the road to the strand.
the feeling that explodes in your chest when you reach the mouth of the River Moy, in Killala Bay, at the most eastern point of the North coast of the County, A feeling that can be described as a wave, a force that permeates through you, created by the interaction with nature and one that whilst not visible, reverberates inside you like the truest of truths.