The Barony of Erris
The Barony of Erris is a real haven for walks, sea sports and those with an interest in Heritage and Culture. In 2014 this beautiful rugged and sparsley populated are won The Irish Times BEST PLACE TO GO WILD IN IRELAND competition and was chosen for its balance of nature, wilderness, beauty, activities and accessibility.
The name Erris derives from the Irish 'Lar Ros' meaning 'Western promontary' The full name is the Iorrais Domann, after the Fir Bolg tribe. the Fir Domnann. To its north is the Wild Atlantic Ocean and the bays of Broadhaven and Scruth Fada Conn and to its west is Blacksod Bay.
Erris offers many different activities such as Water sports fishing, surfing, boat charters, golfing and a faboulous selection of unspoilt beaches.
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Carne Golf Links, Carne Belmullet, Co. Mayo
Tel: 097 82292
Carne Golf Links : Course Description:
Carne Golf Links lies on the remote and rugged Mullet Peninsula, along the Wild Atlantic Way, in the North West of County Mayo, Ireland. An area renowned for its’ wild and ancient landscape.
Set in magnificent, unspoilt sand dunes stretching 150m above sea level, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic across Blacksod Bay and the legendary islands of Inis Glóire and inis Géidhe. The course features eighteen amazing holes designed by the late Eddie Hackett, and true to his philosophy for respecting the natural landscape, the tees and greens occurred naturally and very little earth moving was involved in the course construction. Carne was the last course designed by Hackett and many say it is his most challenging.
The new 9 holes, an Ally McIntosh/Jim Engh design, based on the original vision and sketches of Eddie Hackett for the most dramatic part of the dunescape at Carne, is now integrated with the back nine holes of the original Hackett course, providing a new integrated course routing – “The Wild Atlantic Dunes” course. This course routing launched in 2020, despite Covid, and it is being hailed by golf commentators as the finest example of natural links golf in the world. It is arguably the most spectacular links course in Ireland, raw and untamed, with increased drama as the holes weave their way through the awe inspiring corners of the dune system, and is arguably the biggest dunes course in the world. Carne offers traditional raw links golf at its very best in a truly unique and idyllic golfing location, an experience not to be missed.
The two course routings, Hackett and the Wild Atlantic Dunes, are each played on consecutive days, and therefore most golfers now stay for two days to experience both course routings.
In 2018 Carne was awarded the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association Best Customer Experience Award for Golf Courses in Ireland, along with the Best Hidden Gem Award from the Golfers Guide to Ireland in 2018 and 2019, and the Best Links Course in Connacht in 2020.
Carne is renowned for its’ hospitality, and were the first Golf Course in Southern Ireland to receive the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association Quality Assurance Mark for golf courses in Ireland for 2020, and were also awarded the IGTOA Outstanding Service Award in 2021, and the Best Links Course in Connacht for 2021.
Carne is currently ranked in the top 100 golf courses globally, in the top 50 Golf courses in the UK & Ireland, and within the top 8-13 courses in Ireland (depending on the ranking originators), and we are seeking to rise further in those rankings.
Carne hosted the Irish PGA Championship in 2021 and 2022.
‘Carne offers traditional raw links golf at is very best in a truly unique and idyllic golfing location, an experience not to be missed’
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Doohoma Golf Courses
Doohoma golf course is a 9-hole Par 3 course located approximately 10 a minute drive from our hotel.
Doohoma golf course is situated right beside a beautiful beach, Doohoma Head, which is located in eastern Blacksod Bay in a very quiet and secluded area. From the beautiful beach you have a breath-taking view over Achill Island and the Mullet Peninsula.
Boat trips and Fishing
Belmullet Boat Charter is a family run business based in Blacksod arroximately 35/40 minutes drive from Geesala. They specialize in Island trips to the famous Inishkea Island where their family originally came from. The trips also include an exclusive guided tour of the Island from an Island descendant. They also offer coastline tours, sea angling, sunset cruises diving and a range of Marine services. With over 20 years’ experience they know exactly how to provide an amazing trip for you.
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North Atlantic Chartersoffers tours of the Iniskea Island and Eo Tours including scenic views of Erris Head & Eagle Island. It is a family run enterprise with broad knowlwdge of the Wild Atlantic way, the North Atlantic and west Coast. Having originally lived on Inishkea Islands, before mmoving to the mainland the family have fished in the North Atlantic to provide for the family. Their fishing history allows anglers an undertsanding of teh different species the oceans can offer. Deep Fishing - this is your chance to explore the oceans and reel in some pollock. cod, Mackeral, ling and rass. Day and evening trips are availiable. Rode and Tackle are availiable for hire