Máire Lukes is on the doorstep of a range of activities, heritage sites and beautiful drives in Mayo and the West of Ireland.
Tourmakeady Waterfall and Woods Walk
A walk through the woods taking in the nature with its flora and fauna leading to a beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail for some memorable photos.
Derk’s Mountain Walk
A walk up into the mountains may seem like an arduous task but its rewards are worth the effort. With beautiful valleys, lakes and reservoirs you are guaranteed to enjoy your walk. On reaching its peak you will capture the most spectacular views of the valley, lakes and grazing sheep in the boglands.
Fishing on Lough Mask
Lough Mask is Ireland’s third biggest lake with 22,000 acres of water! Known for its brown trout, perch and pike. Provides a peaceful fishing haven for the angler.
Tourmakeady’s offers a state of the art Playground. With a modern array of activities for children to enjoy and there are exercise machines for adults also.
Joyce Country Western Lakes Geopark
Máire Luke’s is situated within the JCWL Geopark. Geoparks are places of internationally significant geology – with a holistic concept of protection, education and economic development.
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is home to spectacular coastline and views with white sands and glittering waves. Experience some of the signature discovery points and amazing activities in this must-see region.
Great Western Greenway
The ‘Rail Trail’ is 42km long and begins in Westport and ends in Achill. It runs along the coast of Clew Bay and is intended for cyclists and walkers to enjoy some off road trails.
An ideal day out for the whole family, Westport House is filled with history, heritage, adventure and activities for all to enjoy. Known as Ireland’s most beautiful house!
The place where our patron saint, St Patrick fasted – on top of this heritage mountain for 40 days and 40 nights. It is a 764 meter high mountain and is a pilgrimage site – It is ideal for a good hike but don’t underestimate it!
Ballinrobe Race Course
The Race Course hosts ten race meetings from April to September – and is ideally situated in a natural amphitheatre, it has all you could ask for in a country racecourse if you decide to have a flutter.
Ballinrobe Golf Course
An 18 hole golf course is open for green fees. Voted best Parkland Course in Connacht. Its 80% sand based greens are playable all year round.
National Museum of Ireland
This museum is a branch of National Museum Dublin located in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park amid magnificent gardens alongside the restored Turlough Park House and its adjoining courtyards.
Joyce Country Wool
Joyce Country Wool is a local craft in the area where Carina uses wool from local farmers for her knitting and spinning. She dyes all her wool herself by using only natural dye like linchens, berries, plants and anything that grows in abundance in the area. She has a shop where you can purchase her knitted goods from Joyce Country Wool. Carina also offers classes and demonstrations for you to learn all about the craft for yourself.
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Joyce Country Sheepdogs offer you the opportunity to watch Border Collie sheepdogs in action herding Connemara blackface sheep on a hill farm situated on the shores of Lough na Fooey. With three demonstrations taking place each day from Monday to Saturday. Watching these dogs in action is an experience not to be missed.
Drioglann Loch Measc Distillery
A local micro distillery that craft wonderful rich spirits by hand in beautiful copper pot stills made by traditional coppersmiths based on ancient Alembic still design. Loch Measc Distillery offer single Malt whiskey, Loch Measc Gin and Loch Measc Vodka. A tour of the distillery is also available along with a giftshop where you can purchase your very own bottle of whiskey, vodka or gin.
Ceol na Locha
Ceol na Locha is an annual event that takes places in and around the village of Tourmakeady. It is a week of workshops and music classes which celebrate our musical heritage and promotes the Irish language. Music sessions and traditional dance classes are held in different venues each evening throughout the week. The event takes place in August from Monday to Friday.
The former home of the Guinness family and the first Forbes five star hotel in Ireland. Ashford is set on a 350 acre estate with landscaped gardens, ancient woodlands and an emerald lake. It has an array of unique and special activities available on the estate such as falconry school, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting to name a few. It has an award winning spa, 6 restaurants and 3 bars. Ashford is truly a once in a lifetime experience.