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Water, water everywhere as Mayo residence comes to market for €1.2m

With panoramic views of the Moy Estuary, Bartra Island and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance, Rusheens in Killala is certain to appeal to househunters with a love of all things maritime

Rusheens in Killala, Co Mayo, which is on the market for €1.2 million

Way out on the west coast, Killala Bay impressively straddles the Atlantic coastline of Co Mayo and Co Sligo. This five-mile-wide stretch of water is rich in history, most famously during what became known locally as the Year of the French.

It was here that a flotilla of more than 1,000 French soldiers, under the command of General Humbert, arrived in August 1798 to aid the beleaguered United Irishmen. After initial success and a brief ...