Heritage Tour

Heritage Tours 

Come with us to see the heritage of Ireland in the county with the most history to offer, County Mayo! Whether you want to see the hidden places of Ireland, or yearn after dramatic and breathtaking views with mountains, lakes and forests untouched for thousands of years, this is the tour for you!

Foxford Woollen Mills

Since opening in 1992 The Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre is recognised as one of the leading attractions in Ireland. At the core of this unique facility is the tour of the Working Woollen Mills which allows the visitor to experience the fascinating success of the Foxford Woollen Mills.

Admiral William Browne

Admiral William Brown, born in Foxford, Co.Mayo, is acknowledged as ‘the father of Argentina’s Navy.’ He was a hero and friend of the Argentine people and the emancipator of a whole nation. In fact, his influence spread to other South American countries outside of Argentina. He was a man of action, and his exploits and heroism are acknowledged as having influenced the course of history.

Ballymore Lake

Ballymore lake is a beautiful freshwater lake situated not far from Attymass village. A small unpolluted lake boasting an ancient Crannóg in the center. Crannóg means wood, tree or timber in Gaelic, and they are a type of ancient lake dwelling built with brushwood and branches weighted down with stones.

The Ox Mountains

One of the natural wonders of the West of Ireland, The Ox Mountains are a dream for walkers and hikers, with clear crisp air and a rugged natural beauty that is redolent of the history of the west of Ireland! Steeped in myth and ancient legend, they could be an entire tour in themselves!

Hennigans Heritage Centre

Situated in unspoilt countryside overlooking Creagaballa Lake 6.5km from the workhouse at Swinford where thousands of people from the region died during the 19th century due to starvation, and 8km from Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre. Hennigan’s Heritage is a new and unique development in the county. Here you can see and hear how this family survived on less than 10 acres of poorish land for nearly 200 years.

Father Peyton Centre

Fr Peyton was one of Ireland’s most famous priests and was internationally known as the ‘Rosary Priest’. The Fr Peyton CSC Memorial Centre was officially opened and dedicated on 10th October 1998. The Centre commemorates the life and apostolic work of Fr Peyton CSC. It is a place of respite, prayer and peace. It is highly respected by pilgrims and is a popular tourist attraction