Mayo gives you so much more…

Stunning natural beauty… vibrant urban centres and a quality of life unmatched in most of the country, Mayo offers so much. An international airport, an established third level college and a vibrant commercial and business community across a number of large towns gives businesses of all sizes a solid footing in Mayo. Not to mention tourist attractions like the world-famous Croagh Patrick, which attracts one million visitors a year from all over the world.

We’ve gone Green and Red in celebration of Mayo Day

Where to work?

Combining a base of local, homegrown SMEs working with some major multinationals who have settled in the county, Mayo has created the ideal commercial environment. Companies from around the world have chosen to settle in the region and include Allergan, Baxter, Hollister, Ballina Beverages, Lionbridge Technologies.

County Statistics

Based on data from the CSO Census of Population in 2016, the Western Development Commission has published an Info-graph showing some key statistics for Mayo.

Well Connected?

As well as boasting its own international airport, Mayo is serviced by an extensive rail network connecting its six main urban centers directly to Ireland’s capital city. Nestled in the heart of Connaught, Mayo is just an hour’s drive from both Sligo and Galway. It is also connected directly to Dublin via the N5.

Great communities?

  • “We have an absolutely brilliant community here in Swinford. As with everywhere else, the 
last few years have been tough on everyone but the community spirit here has gotten even stronger. There have been a lot of positive things happening and there are some great plans for the future of the town”. – Michael Maye
  • “Claremorris is a great town to live in and raise children. Huge variety of shops, amenities and sports clubs. Located in the heart of Connaught so you can get anywhere in about an hour!” – Gerard Hanley
  • “I live in Westport which offers a great mix of country town, renaissance living and luxury resort facilities. We take pride in our town and this shows in the beauty of Westport. We have an amazing selection of restaurants offering the finest cuisine from around the globe, catering for every palette”. – John Hynes
  • “I live in rural North Mayo. It is quiet and beautiful. We have easy access to beaches and forest. There are beautiful old monastic settlements, mountains, rivers and sea. We get to see stars in the night sky. Neighbours still look out for each other. It’s a great place to live.” – Patricia Quinn

Hang Out At:

  • “Open Door cafe in Killala is welcoming of individuals, families and groups and has great food.” – Patricia Quinn
  • “Market Kitchen in Ballina for Award winning food.” – Tony Hennigan
  • “Mocha Coffee in Westport is great for coffee and Wi-Fi, very relaxed and comfy”. – John Hynes

Festivals & Events:

Insider Tips:

  • “Louisburgh for surfing and fishing. Mweelrea for mountain top views. Wild camping at Silver Strand. Cliff diving at old head and coasteering at Clare Island.” – Nora Gibbons.
  • “Book a treatment at Sanare Westport”. – John Hyne.
  • “Visit some of the little sandy coves and cliff edges along the Mayo stretch of the Atlantic Way – go off onto the side roads.” – Patricia Quinn.
  • “Take a walk around The Land of the Giants Park in Claremorris.” – Gerard Hanley.

Useful Sites

List of Contributors:

  • Paula Prendergast
  • Patricia Quinn
  • Nora Gibbons
  • Gerard Hanley
  • Yvonne Murphy
  • Elaine Unorebel
  • Michael Maye
  • John Hynes
  • Tony Hennigan

Useful resources:

Social Media

Other Resources

Irish Times articles

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Mayo – at a glance

  • Population


  • County Capital


  • Main Towns

    Ballina, Claremorris, Westport, Ballinrobe.

  • Local Airport

    Ireland West Airport

  • Local Third-level Education Institute or University

    Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Mayo News

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Mayo Case Studies

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Mayo Events

If you’re thinking of setting up or expanding your business in County Mayo, why not visit the Local Enterprise Office Mayo where you’ll find all the information you need.

Or you can simply get in touch with Mayo County Council and find out more about what Mayo can offer you.

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Tel: 094 90 24444

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