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Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

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 Céide 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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On this page you can see a map of Ballycastle, see what's on in Ballycastle, find out how to get to Ballycastle, find things to see and do in Ballycastle, visit local websites for Ballycastle, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Ballycastle.

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Bus to Ballycastle

  • Bus routes operated by McGrath Coaches:
    • 436
    • 499
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 445:
      • Ballina (Bus Station) - Ballycastle (Main St Katie Macs)
      • Ballycastle (Main St Katie Macs) - Ballina (Dunnes Stores)
    • 455:
      • Ballina (Bus Station) - Ballina (Bus Station)

Things to See and Do in Ballycastle

Céide Fields Céide Fields

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

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Ballycastle

Ballyglass Cottage (Co Mayo) Ballyglass Cottage (Co Mayo)

Ballyglass Ballycastle Ballina, Ballycastle, F26 PF70, Co. Mayo
Ballyglass Cottage B&B offers accommodation in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo in Southern Ireland, just a 10-minute drive from the sea stack Dun Briste at Downpatrick Head and Ceide Fields.

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Map of Ballycastle