Sunday February 23, 2020

Home for the holidays, part 3

In the third part of our round-up of the best low-cost breaks in Ireland, our reporters take their families on a tour of Mayo's coast, to west Waterford and to east Cork.

12th May, 2012
Having fun in one of Ireland's many free adventure playgrounds. Photo: Malcolm McGettigan

Catherine O'Mahony's coastal tour of Mayo

With all that coastline and wild open spaces, there's plenty to amuse families in Mayo. The area around Westport is probably the best known to outsiders and with justification; in few other Irish towns will you find a better mix of interesting shops, bars, cafes and decent restaurants. Close to the town centre is Westport House, which boasts a family-friendly adventure park that will amuse small people of varying...

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