What to Do in Louisburgh


Apart from enjoying the landscape and water worlds of west Mayo, a huge number of people come to the Louisburgh area to fish river, lakes or the sea. Whether fly fishing, coarse fishing or sea fishing is your preference, Louisburgh offers the whole package within easy reach. Along the shoreline from Bertra beach to Thallabawn, there are 20 miles of white sandy beaches affording the shore fisherman ample opportunity to enjoy his choice of fishing and variety and species of fish to catch. Deep sea angling can also be arranged with boats going out from Westport.  



Founded in 1998, SURFMAYO was one of Ireland's first established surf schools and has the reputation of being one of the finest facilities for learning to surf in Ireland.

SURFMAYO is based at Carrownisky Strand, Louisburgh, the nearest surfing beach to the town of Westport, Co. Mayo. SURFMAYO is open 7 days per week, running surf lessons and surfboard hire at Carrownisky Strand. With 14 years teaching experience at Carrownisky Strand, SURFMAYO should be your first choice for learning to surf. We pride ourselves on our 1st class service, expertise, and providing the absolute best in surfing equipment for our customers. If you would like to experience the thrill of surfing with one of Ireland's original and finest surf schools the experts at SURFMAYO would be delighted to help you realise your surfing dreams and ambition. http://www.surfmayo.com/ More

Stand up paddling

Summer sup, is Ireland's newest Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) School. Based on the protected beach of Old Head Louisburgh, Co.Mayo. We are located 5 mins from Louisburgh and 15 mins from Westport on the Wild Atlantic WaySummer camp/lessons and rentals available in June/July/August.


The Lost Valley

The valley's natural heritage is simply unsurpassed. The Lost Valley is designated as an  ''Area of Special Scenic Importance'', a ''Special Amenity Area'' a ''Natural Heritage Area'' and a ''Special Area of Conservation'' under the European Habitats Directive.


Clew Bay Half Marathon

Louisburgh, County Mayo, Ireland  – Clew Bay Half Marathon and 10K event takes place on Saturday, September 24th, 2016.


GAA AstroTurf Pitch

The Astroturf Pitch is an all weather floodlit pitch which is available to the entire community (young and old) all year round for Games, training, Parties, Communions and other celebrations.


Louisburgh GAA Gym

The gym which is located upstairs in the GAA clubrooms has a selection of cardio and resistance machines alongside a comprehensive suite of free weights to suit people at all levels of fitness.


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