Today we will enjoy the many vistas as we skirt the west coast on our way to the medieval town of Westport, County Mayo. In the morning we will pass through the city of Sligo – the area around the town has one of the highest densities of prehistoric archaeological sites in Ireland. Later in the day Ballycroy National Park is on our way: one of the largest expanses of peatland in Europe, consisting of 117.79 square kilometres of Atlantic blanket bog, making it a unique habitat with a diverse flora and fauna.
Westport with its incorporation of the river into the city’s composition is a popular tourist destination and scores highly for Quality of Life. It has also won the Irish Tidy Competition three times in the past and it also won the Best Place to Live in Ireland competition run by The Irish Times.