Hillcrest House B&B Accommodation
Bangor Erris, County Mayo, Ireland
(The Gateway to Belmullet)
Amenities in the Bangor Erris area
Bangor Erris is a friendly West Coast village with adequate shopping facilities and lively pubs. If you are interested in discovering the local way of life, why not try your hand at Boxty making (1 mile from village).
If you're feeling active, watersports such as sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and swimming as well as horseriding are available at Elly Bay, Belmullet.
On a warm evening, take a stroll along the newly renovated 1km Owenmore River walkway.
Erris has 62 miles of Freshwater Fishing where Salmon and Sea Trout are available to the experienced Angler. A further 50 miles of Brown Trout only streams are available to fish. The Bangor Angling Club can arrange fishing on parts of the Owenmore and Owenduff Rivers from Febuary to September and fishing on the Glenamoy from May to September as well as Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout fishing on scenic Carramore Lake from January to September. Boats are available to hire and day tickets are easily purchased. Deep Sea fishing is available off Blacksod Bay.
Dermott Gilleece, in the 'Irish Times' referred to Carne Golf Course as "Quite simply the most stunning discovery I have made in golf".
Situated 18km from Bangor Erris, Carne 18 hole golf course, in its remote and wild location, with a great ocean, deep valleys and unrestricted panoramas in every direction, could prove to be the ultimate golf links experience. (Par 72, length 6119m, bar and restaurant on site).
There are many places of breathtaking scenic beauty. Within driving distance are Ballycroy National Park, Shraigh Beach, Blacksod Bay and Doohoma Head.
In addition, Achill Island boasts many fine drives with winding roads and cliff edge descents for the careful driver. At Keel, look out for the Dolphins and Basking Sharks playing together at the beach side.
Slightly further away, but well worth the visit is Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy mountain, where St Patrick is reputed to have banished the snakes from Ireland.
At the foot of Croagh Patrick, you will find the National Famine Monument, commemorating all those who died during the Great Famine 1845 - 1847. The drive takes about one and a quarter hours.
We are happy to provide further information and help arrange any of the above.