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Heritage and History

 

The Mayo area of Erris is steeped in history from the Stone Age settlement at the Ceide Fields North of Belmullet to the wrecks of the Spanish Armada in Blacksod Bay.

 

Gaeltacht

The Mullet Peninsula and particularly around Blacksod is part of the Irish Gaeltacht where the Irish language is still spoken as an everyday language. There is an Irish language course run during Easter and several courses are run during the summer months, there is also a full time Irish college in Elly which also teaches water sports.

 

Blacksod LighthouseThe history of the Iniskea islands, the lighthouses and the local traditions are all available to see at the local Heritage Centre (Ionad Deirbhle) in Aughleam.