County Mayo is Ireland’s 3rd largest county, and one of stunning beauty. Located in the west of Ireland it has been largely unspoilt. There is something for everyone from mountainous trails to sandy beaches. Visitors can experience a blend of culture by travelling to the smaller villages along the coastline where life is quiet and incredibly peaceful or visit the large vibrant towns of Ballina and Westport where modern trends have developed in recent times.
Water sports are a huge attraction in County Mayo, visitors can take part in windsurfing, sailing, abseiling, diving and many more. The best water sports facilities can be found on Achill Island, Ireland’s largest island, which can be accessed from the mainland via bridge. There are two adventure centres located on the island fully equipped for the most active visitors.
While on the island it would be a mistake not to take the Atlantic Drive. A drive that takes you to some of the most remote and scenic areas of Ireland, which boast some of the most spectacular views of the area.
Fishing in County Mayo attracts fishermen from all over the world. Regardless of style, you can find a place in Mayo to satisfy your needs. On Achill Island a number of boat operators offer sea angling trips where the Atlantic waters offer some of the best sea angling grounds in Europe.
Further inland visitors can avail of the popular horse riding and equitation on offer. From trail riding to beach rides all horse lovers can be catered for. There are also a number of golf courses to suit all levels of golfers who choose to visit County Mayo.
Mayo is home to one of the world’s most famous religious pilgrimage sites in Knock. The Marian Shrine located here claims to be the site of apparitions, and is visited by hundreds of thousands of people on a yearly basis. Due to the huge number of tourists travelling to Knock an airport was built dedicated to catering for them.
Europcar Knock Airport is conveniently located to set you on your journey around the beautiful landscape of County Mayo. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.