By Tara Dougherty, Staff Writer.
Courtesy of Tourism Ireland.
A gem of the west
County Mayo is the picturesque home of some of Ireland’s quaintest and most delightful towns. In Westport, traditional music is always bursting from doors of Matt Molloy’s pub, while visits to the Foxford Woolen Mills and the Museum of Country Life provide a taste of rural days in the idyllic west of Ireland. Then, of course, for another perspective on the old world of Ireland: a stay at the Ashford Castle, the perfect spot to bask in the warmth of the famous Irish hospitality with a most royal backdrop. Visitors are met with the welcoming faces of Ireland’s most charming attribute: its people. Locals are always ready to expose the Emerald Isle’s hidden gems, share a pint and point all of its visitors in the direction of the craic – Ireland’s favorite word for fun and good times!