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Nationwide exposure for stunning north Mayo

Thursday, 25th February, 2016 1:05pm

Nationwide exposure for stunning north Mayo

RTÉ'S Nationwide programme featured some of north Mayo's most spectacular coastline to include walking along the Ceathru Thaidhg Loop Walk, the Ceide Fields, a boat trip and deep sea fishing at Downpatrick Head, pony trekking along Lacken Strand and lots more last night (Wednesday).

North Mayo is steeped in 6,000 years of history. This area is blessed with the breathtaking Atlantic coast, stunning landscapes, vibrant towns and villages and warm and friendly people.

The region, although bursting with action, adventure and discovery, has up until recently been largely under the radar for the national and international tourist.

But now that is all changing and the area is growing in popularity.

The Nationwide programme looked at this fascinating nugget on the Wild Atlantic Way and also at its long history, interviewing many local people including Dr. Seamus Caulfield, who was responsible for putting the Ceide Fields up there among the top archaeological and heritage sites in the world, even pre-dating the pyramids.

Above all, the programme showed off the magnificent scenery and walks around what is largely undiscovered territory steeped in history, archaeology and folklore. A wild and wonderful view of an uspoilt and largely untouched area and an area that has something to offer those who are interested in outdoor pursuits or just a leisurely walk around some of Mayo's most breathtaking scenery on the edge of the Atlantic.

You can view the clip on the RTÉ Player.

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