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Old Head Self Catering near Louisburgh, Co. Mayo is set amidst a timeless area of enchantment and mystery breathtaking scenery coupled with peace and laughter. Where uncrowded roads and lazy rivers meet rugged mountains, along with tranquil seas, listen to the soothing sounds of the waves during this lifetime experience of an unforgettable holiday.

Welcome to Old Head.


Old Head is located a short 15 minute coastal drive from Westport Town and only a few kilometers from the picturesque town of Louisburgh. Staying at Old head combines the freedom and independence of home with an amazing self catering break in The West of Ireland. Choose from the large apartments sleeping 4 - 9 people or chalet style living sleeps up to 8 people.


A terrific option whether you are a family, a group of friends, a couple, or retired, there is plenty to do, enjoy the on-site tennis courts, walk to the beach, have an ice-cream or coffee in the ice-cream parlour. A first class pint in the seasonal bar or off to Westport Town, whatever your fancy, no matter what the weather, there is plenty to see and do, some of which are highlighted in our activities menu above.


Louisburgh is situated as the mouth of the Bunowen River and leads to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. There are a number of blue flag beaches within the Louisburgh area. The beach at Old Head is just a stones throw away from the self catering accommodation and lies at the base of a prominent headland flanked by the oldest natural  Oak Wood in Ireland on the western edge with views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick (Ireland’s Holy Pilgrimage Mountain) the unspoiled beauty is clear to see all around you, a truly unforgettable experience.


The sweeping golden sandy beaches are a thrill for any adult or child alike. Whether sunbathing or a stroll along the beach with a myriad of rock pools teeming with life, forming the most natural of aquariums. Fun and laughter is enjoyed by all , which goes to show why this is one of the most popular beaches in THe West of Ireland. The renowned surfing beaches of Cross and Carrowniskey are close by for those who seek more thrill and adventure, daring to face the wild west coast waves. Surfing, Board Paddling, Fishing, Coastal and Hill Walking are just some of the activities close by.


Why not visit the Crafts centre in Louisburgh and discover the story of Granuaile, Grace O’Malley, The Pirate Queen, reliving the fascinating story of the ruthlessly famous 16th Century Pirate Queen of Clew Bay, through a multimedia tour before taking a short ferry crossing from local Roonagh Pier to Clare Island where the ruins of her castle still stand.


While in Louisburgh a visit to The Wild Atlantic Gallery in the main street is highly recommended where you will meet local photographer Vincent Kerrigan and see his stunning collection of landscape photos from the area, or ask to have your family portrait taken in the Old Quiet Man Studio at the rear of the gallery.


Old Head is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding areas such as Leenaun with Connemara’s  wild, rugged and beautifully formed landscapes as well as Ireland’s only fjord at Killary, a tranquil setting to discover the best and some of the most beautiful Irish surroundings. Westprot and Achill Island, all of which are breathtaking panoramic scenic drives. Galway city is an hour and thirty minutes drive or North takes you to Sligo if you want to explore further afield. Old Head is an ideal base to set off on your travels and still arrive back in plenty of time to enjoy the evenings or simply stay put and relax and enjoy one of the most picturesque and fun parts of Ireland.

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