Attymass

County Mayo in the West of Ireland

Introduction

Six miles South of Ballina, sheltering at the foot of the Ox mountains, is the parish of Attymass.

It is the birthplace of Fr Patrick Peyton, the world famous founder of the Family Rosary Crusade.

Archaeology

It has an abundance of ancient heritage including

  • Crannogs
  • Ring Forts
  • Megalithic Tombs
  • Court Tombs
  • Holy Wells
  • Bronze Age Cooking Sites
  • Ogham Stone

Fishing

  • The famed salmon-fishing River Moy flows through Attymass with easy accessibility at many different points
  • There are a total of seven coarse fishing lakes in the Attymass area
  • Deep sea angling on Killala Bay from Enniscrone Pier or Killala Pier
  • Ballina's Ridge Pool - Salmon
  • Salmon and brown trout on Lough Conn

Walking

Blessed with rugged and enchanting countryside and the added bonus of pollution-free air, Attymass is a dream destination for walking enthusiasts.

Ranging in distance from three to ten miles there are bogland walks, mountain walks and historical walks offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Golfing

Enjoy a round of golf on a choice of many of the nearby golf courses:

  • Ballina
  • Castlebar
  • Enniscrone
  • Tubbercurry
Click on the Fr. Peyton Centre

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