Local Attractions

With a view of Moyne Abbey from the front door, Suan Na Mara is surrounded by Irish history. Discover the local history of the round tower in Killala and then continue along the coast road to visit the neolithic settlements at the Céide Fields or travel the opposite direction to the ruins of Rosserk Abbey on the bank of the River Moy.


While staying at Suan Na Mara guests will find many activities & attractions of interest in Killala and the surrounding area:

  • 10 to 15 minute drive away there is excellent freshwater fishing on the River Moy, Palmerstown River, Lough Conn and other lakes & rivers. (fishing rods are available for hire from McDonnell’s Stores, Killala)
  • Sea angling meanwhile is available at Killala Bay and arrangements can be made with local boat owners for fishing trips.
  • There is a splendid Blue Flag beach nearby at Ross.
  • Soak up our history & heritage by exploring the Monasteries of the Moy- Moyne, Rosserk & Rathfran onour local green way.
  • Visit our 10th Century Round Tower, St. Patricks Cathedral & souterrain( W:killalabikehire.com)
  • The wonderful Ceide Fields and magnificent sea stack at Downpatrick Head.
  • Loop Walks at Ross, Lacken, Keenagh and Carrowteigue (website: mayowalks.ie)
  • Belleek Woods, Ballina home to the Red Squirrel & the largest urban forest in Europe.
  • If golf is your thing there is a fabulous 18 hole golf course at nearby Ballina and a wonderful links course at Enniscrone.
  • Suan na Mara is an ideal base from which to visit other some well-known places in Mayo such as Knock Shrine, Croagh Paktrick & Neiphen Mountains, Foxford Woollen Mills, Museum of Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, & Achill Island, Ashford Castle and many others.

North Mayo is an absolute haven for historians, fishermen, walkers, golfers & photographers with an abundance of stunning landscapes, textures and incredible light that enraptures camera carrying locals and visitors to the region alike