English Language Programme
Swimming, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Horse-riding, Bird watching,
Tir Saile Sculpture Trail and Art Exhibitions.
activities within a 30-mile radius include: Golf (3 courses),
Pitch & Putt, Surfing, Tennis and Indoor Aqualeisure Centre.
: Walking routes are being approved
at the moment. The Shralagagh walk has been upgraded
and approved. Anti litter notices have been erected
and the public are earnestly requested to comply. Seating
facilities are also provided along this route.
: The local beach is safe for swimming. Lacken
Beach or Belderrig outdoor pool are both 15 mins drive away.
Ross beach, a blue flag beach is also 20mins drive.
: At Downpatrick Head or from the Pier are
good places for fishing locally. Salmon and trout can be caught
at Palmerstown River or the River Moy in Ballina.
Diving : The coastal waters off Ballycastle
and Belderrig are very popular with scuba divers. Sheltered
launching areas and excellent diving conditions means that
diving can take place for nine months of the year.
Waters are also suitable for scuba diving at Lacken.
Riding: There are riding stables in and around
Watching: There is a viewing stand at Downpatrick
Head to view the many breeds of birds which
nest on Dún Briste. These include Black Gull,
Common Gull, Lesser Black Gull, Herring Gull, Kittiwake, Fulmer
Puffins, Crows, Ravens Hooded Crow and Magpie.
Island in Belderrig is another bird-nesting location.
trail: The North Mayo Sculpture Trail, Tír
Saile, is a unique trail of fifteen sculptures along some
of the remotest areas of North West Mayo. It begins
in Ballina and follows the coastal route through Ballycastle
Exhibitions: There are two Art Exhibitions
in Ballycastle - one by visiting International
artists in the Ballinglen Art Centre (open daily during the
Summer months from 12.00 – 6.00p.m.) and the other by members
of the Ballycastle Art Group in the Resource Centre (open
all year Monday - Friday from 10.00a.m. - 5.00p.m.).
Both are open at other times by request.