A small village along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ballycastle (Baile an Chaisil - the town of the stone fortress) is nestled on the north coast, with Killala to the east and Broadhaven Bay to the west with its spectacular scenery, including the Stags of Broadhaven, jagged islands which rise dramatically out of the sea, near the high cliffs of Benwee Head and are popular for diving, canoeing and adventure sports.