Water sports in Mayo

GN Mulranny Park Hotel


Offering exhilarating trips and instruction by sea kayak in the stunning waters of Clew Bay, Saoirse na Mara is a mobile company so they can take advantage of the best weather and locations for the ultimate sea kayaking experience.

Call Ali on 086 1733610 for further information.

Kayak le Tómas - Let Achill native Tómas McLoughlin take you for a kayak on the sea exploring the local caves, hidden coves and islands and listen to his unique interpretation of the marine environment.

Tómas can be contacted on 098 45085


Long before the glamour of Baywatch (well maybe not that long!) Gerry Brannigan of Blackfield Surf School, Achill Island was surfing many of Ireland's finest beaches. Today he runs the surf school that is ideal for families, groups and has a great kids summer camp.

Gerry can be contacted on 087 2495175.

Surf le Tómas - Learn to surf the clean Atlantic Waves with Tómas who will encourage you all the way to finally catching the perfect wave.

Tómas can be contacted on 098 45085


Clew Bay is one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore while you learn the fine art of sailing, windsurfing or developing your practical & navigational skills while driving a powerboat through the many islands of the bay. You even might be lucky enough to spot Dolphins at play or watch the many seals of the bay fishing or sunning themselves on the rocks!

All this is available with Noelle who can be contacted on 087 2237897.


Béal a’ Creachaire (Bay of the Plunderer) is an 11-mile long sea inlet running from Mulranny in the south to Innisbiggle in the North with Achill on the west and Ballycroy to the east. As the name suggests, the bay has an exciting history, smuggling, piracy, Normans, The Spanish Armada, Granuaile to mention a few. The bay is home to Bellacragher Bay Boat club (est. 2003), a group of local sailing enthusiasts who have been successful in getting local people back on the water and rekindling the old sailing techniques using traditional craft and the latest in high tech Catamarans.

People wishing to explore the bay and make their own discoveries, island-hop, Day/pleasure sailing and basic navigation or try out some high-speed sailing are ensured a warm welcome. For those that would like to have a taste of sailing, the swell free and sheltered bay provides a scenic and safe location.

More information is available from Seamus on 087 6579348 / online at www.bellacragherboatclub.jimdo.com or email butlersea@gmail.com