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The Greenway: see the best of the west

Rapidly becoming one of the top tourist attractions in the west of Ireland, the Greenway is what happens when a disused railway track is turned into a cycle way (great for walkers and joggers too). 42 km long at  the moment, the Greenway goes from Westport to Achill Island via Newport and Mulranny and is about the best way to see the glorious west coast. There are plenty of places to stop for something to eat and drink on the way and bikes can be hired along the route. All of the visitors from Tigh Mhic who’ve had a go have loved it. For more see http://www.greenway.ie/

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Tigh Mhic: a great base for walkers

Calling keen walkers: this part of Mayo is becoming a haven for walkers, with the number of routes and festivals increasing every year. Have a look here for the best of the local routes: http://mayotrails.ie/eastmayo.html. If you’d prefer to stay closer to home we supply local maps and you can walk for miles. Just an hour away is Croagh Patrick: http://www.croagh-patrick.com/visitorcentre/need-know. Not for the faint-hearted: we took it gently and it was two hours up and a few minutes over the two hours back. But the Guinness tasted even better afterwards.

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Zipit – great craíc for the whole family

With over 900 metres of zipwires, Zipit in Lough Key Forest Park is proving a huge hit with locals and Tigh Mhic visitors alike (http://www.zipit.ie/courses/lough-key-roscommon/). If heights aren’t your thing (and they’re definitely not mine!) there are a range of other activities, both indoor and outdoor, that will keep you busy at Lough Key. Definitely one to visit.

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