Mayo is a county in the middle of the west coast of Ireland . It is bounded on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean; to the south by County Galway; the east by County Roscommon; and the northeast by County Sligo. Mayo is the third-largest of Ireland’s 32 counties in area.
There is a huge varyety of landscapes in County Mayo, from the lakes in the east to the Atlantic cost with its beaches and cliffs.
- The highest point in Mayo (and Connacht) is Mweelrea, at 814 m (2,671 ft)
- The River Moy in the northeast of the county is renowned for its salmon fishing
- Ireland’s largest island, Achill Island, lies off Mayo’s west coast. You can drive to it over a bridge.
- Mayo has Ireland’s highest cliffs at Croaghaun, Achill Island, while the Benwee Head cliffs in Kilcommon Erris drop almost perpendicularly 900 feet (270 m) into the Atlantic Ocean.
- The northwest areas of County Mayo have some of the best renewable energy resources in Europe, if not the world, in terms of wind resources, ocean wave, tidal and hydroelectric resources