This article is about the village of Ballycastle, County Mayo. For the town in Country Antrim, see Ballycastle, County Antrim.
Ballycastle is a village in County Mayo, Ireland, situated northwest from Ballina, near Mayo's north coast in the West of Ireland. Ballycastle is also on the edge of an Irish speaking area called a Gaeltacht.
Ballycastle is situated on the rugged coast of North Mayo, with its northern boundary exposed to the wild Atlantic ocean. To the west of the town are the Stags of Broadhaven, to the east lies Killala Bay while to the south are the towns of Crossmolina and Ballina. It was at the CÃ©ide Fields that the first settlers began to farm the slopes of the Behy/Glenurla hillside over 5000 years ago. Ballycastle is host to the annual Healyfest festival. The festival takes place every August Bank holiday weekend and has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2005. This event attracts bands from all over Ireland and beyond for a weekend of great fun and great music. Buildings in Ballycastle
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Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland
Beneath the wild boglands of North Mayo lies Ceide Fields, the most extensive stone age monument in the world; field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs of 5,000 years ago. In addition, the wild flora of the bog is of international importance and
Co. Mayo, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way, Stella Maris Country House provides views of the Wild Atlantic Ocean, Downpatrick Head sea stack and the panoramic countryside of Ballycastle in north County Mayo.
Ballycastle Muingelly, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Situated in Ballycastle, this apartment features free WiFi. Featuring free private parking, the apartment is 3.8 km from Ceide Fields Visitor Centre. The kitchen has a dishwasher. A flat-screen TV is featured.