At The Tourism Towns Award ceremony in Dublin on the 28th of November 2013 Mulranny was awarded the accolade of Ireland’s Best Small Tourism Town. Mulranny is a hidden treasure perched on the rugged Atlantic coast of Co. Mayo in Western Ireland and situated along The Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500km coastal touring route. It offers stunning panoramic views over the vast seascape of Clew Bay, its archipelago of drowned drumlin islands, the vast Nephin mountain range and Bellacragher Bay. You can enjoy a wide range of activities when visiting Mulranny such as walking, golf, sea kayaking, surfing and swimming on the blue flag beaches, shore and sea angling, fine dining and excellent leisure facilities. The 42 km Great Western Greenway offers an exhilarating and safe cycling experience for all the family with gentle gradients, through some of the most spectacular landscapes and seascapes in Europe and the route passes right through Mulranny Village.
Mulranny is located 25 minutes from Westport and 15 minutes from both Achill Island and Ballycroy National Park, it is the perfect base for exploring west Mayo.
European Destination of Excellence 2011
In September 2011 the Great Western Greenway together with the Mulranny Park Hotel, Loop Walk and the Mulranny Causeway was awarded A European Destination of Excellence Award (EDEN) from the European Commission. The award promoting Sustainable Tourism was themed on regenerated sites of heritage value.
The Mulranny Park Hotel, which dates to 1897, was restored from derelict in 2005 after 14 years of closure, retaining its original charm and character, while the Mulranny Loop Walk revamped the old hotel walks on Look Out Hill and the unique Mulranny Causeway, which was constructed in 1899. The Midland Great Western Railway Line from Mulranny to Newport, which was described by travellers at the turn of the 20th century as ‘one of the most scenic railway journeys in these islands’ had closed in 1937. In a remarkable feat the old line was regenerated, re-emerging after 83 years, as the Great Western Greenway, which links Mulranny and Newport to the Westport and Achill cycles hubs, creating a unique destination, with a 170km network of spectacular cycle trails. (Visit our EDEN page for more details).
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