The capital of the County, Castlebar is located at the very heart of Mayo. Many are the roads which, like a web, start from the capital in all directions. Lough Lannagh is a delightful spot of nature at the western end of town.
One of four National Museums of Ireland--and the only one outside of Dublin--this award-winning home of the National Folklife Collection tells the story of country life from 1850 post-Famine to 1950, post-war, eventful and turbulent years.
Mayo’s flourishing arts scene is in no small part due to the welcoming and nurturing presence of the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar. On any given night, it is one of the few places where you might be treated to a live theatre or dance performance one night, a quality arthouse film the next, a lecture on a topic of cultural and historical interest, music or an art exhibition another night.