Loading...
County Mayo 2017-08-28T16:37:05+00:00

Project Description

COUNTY MAYO

County Mayo is located on the west coast of Ireland. Bounded on the north east by County Sligo, the easy by Co Roscommon and the south and east by County Galway and on the west and North West the Atlantic Ocean. Mayo’s landscape is a mosaic network of rivers, streams and lakes, a county of wild, un-spoilt nature, breathtaking landscapes, wild mountain areas, a fascinating history and rich natural heritage, the source of legends that will keep story tellers going for years. There are many islands off the coast to explore and the stretches of dramatic changing coastline will inspire your imagination into thinking what the secrets of the past could tell you.

The north of the county is primarily covered by Atlantic blanket bog, a wetland terrain dominated by living peat forming plants. These views tend to be treeless but provide splashes of strong colours from light greens to deep okras depending on the time of year.

The south is particularly mountainous with the Mweelrea Mountains descending into the Killary Harbour (the only natural Fjord in Ireland) which separates the County from County Galway. The land to the east is fertile farmland while the mountains tend to be rocky and bare.

Inishturk Ireland, County Mayo, Ireland.
Pakie O'Toole, Curragh Builder and fisherman, Inishturk, County Mayo, Ireland.
Pakie O'Toole, Curragh Builder and fisherman, Inishturk, County Mayo, Ireland.
Jack O'Toole, Curach builder and fisherman. Inishturk Island, County Mayo, Ireland
Co Mayo, Ireland, Inishturk
Co Mayo, Ireland, Inishturk Island. Rocks and Cliffs make up the west coast.
Co Mayo, Ireland, Inishturk Island. Rocks and Cliffs make up the west coast.
Co Mayo, Ireland, Inishturk Island. Mike O'Toole and his wife, Pauline headding out to Clare Island for the day in the Currach
Co Mayo, Ireland, Inishturk Island
Co Mayo, Ireland, Inishturk Island
Co Mayo, Ireland, Inishturk Island
Co Mayo, Ireland, sheep sheering competition at the Patterm, 28th June, 2014, on Inishturk Island
Co Mayo, Ireland, sheep sheering competition at the Patterm, 28th June, 2014, on Inishturk Island
Co Mayo, Ireland, sheep sheering competition at the Patterm, 28th June, 2014, on Inishturk Island
Co Mayo, Ireland, sheep sheering competition at the Patterm, 28th June, 2014, on Inishturk Island
Inishturk Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Inishturk Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Doo Lough Pass, Co Mayo, Ireland
County Mayo, Ireland
Inishturk,Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Setting the Pots, Inishturk, , Co Mayo, Ireland
Inishturk Island, Co Mayo, IrelandInishturk Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Inishturk Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Inishturk Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Inishturk Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Caha Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
L-R: Pearce O'Mally, Sarah O'Mally, Racial Reed, Anna Duffy and the dog, Toffey, Clare Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Clare Island, County Mayo, Ireland
Sean and Margaret O'Grady family. Sean is a farmer, Margaret is a nurse on the island, Clare Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Heidi O'Grady, Clare Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Berni Winters, organic farmer and basket maker, Clare Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Mairtin Moran with his dog Finn, Clare Island, Co Mayo, Ireland
Moyteoge Head, Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland.
Clare Island, Co Mayo, Ireland

MORE GALLERIES TO LOOK AT

Load More Posts