Things to do
Families Activities at Breaffy Resort
Breaffy House Resort is long established as a family friendly hotel with facilities to ensure your little ones have an action packed day and holiday even if they never leave the resort itself.
Resort facilities include:
• Outdoor playground
• Mini golf (equipment is available on request from reception)
• Dedicated Breaffy Buddies Kids Club and evening family entertainment over school midterm breaks and in July & August
• Breakfast train pick up from your bedroom so you can get your day started with breakfast with your new friends whilst mums and dads rest (during Breaffy Buddies Kids Club)
• Leisure Centre and swimming pool
During school midterm breaks, Christmas and July & August we run our fantastic Breaffy Buddies Kids Club (BBKC) suitable for children of school going years (for children attending National School). Let your little treasures partake in our complimentary daily activities such as Arts & Crafts and our Treasure Hunt! Check with reception for the schedule.
We often have family evening entertainment (during Midterm Breaks & July and August). From our renowned discos, movie nights to quiz nights, there is plenty of family entertainment on offer.
• All babysitters are over 18 years of age and Garda vetted
• Hourly rates apply as follows’: €10 per hour
• Please give reception at least 24 hours notice if you require a babysitter
Kids On-Site Facilities:
• Crazy Golf
• Astro Turf pitch
• Outdoor Playground
• Games Room
• Baby-Sitting Service
Top Things to Do in Mayo
The Great Western Greenway: A walking and cycling route now starting only 5 minutes drive in Turlough. Its traffic free and covers 9km between Turlough Village and Castlebar. It is part of the National Cycle Network. Other local route start at Newport, Westport, Achill Island and Mulranny
Westport House and Pirate Park: The Grace O’Malley themed adventure park is suitable for children under the age of 12. Activities include the Log Flume Water Ride and Swan Pedaloe Boats, while indoor activities include dungeons and a Grace O’Malley tour. The new Adventure Activity Centre is open to everyone over the age of 8 years old. Activities include Orienteering, Archery and Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting. Westport House and Gardens allows guests to explore the grounds and 30 rooms of the House itself. Guided tours are available and two new tours are available, including a look at the Browne family who has lived in the House since the 16th Century.
The Museum of Country Life, Turlough: This museum shows the traditional lifestyle of Ireland since 1850. Every year the museum the holds a weekend festival in May called the Feile Na Tuatha, which is a celebration of country life. Demonstrations are on show from local people including crochet, basket weaving and falconry.
Clare Island: The largest of Mayo’s off shore islands and offers an excellent landscape including bogs and hills, which make it ideal for hill-walking. Clare Island is also the home to Grace O’Malley’s (Grainneuaile) castle, burial place and hidden treasure.
Knock Shrine: The Annual Novena in Knock takes place from the 14th of August until the 22nd of August. Mass takes place in the Basilica everyday and special masses take place for the Feast of the Assumption and the Feast of Our Lady of Knock. The Knock Shrine Museum is also opened for visitors.
Ceide Fields: The oldest known field system in the world dating back over 5 millennia. The Ceide Fields also offers vast landscapes, cliffs and coastline. It is open from Easter to the end of October.
Ballintubber Abbey: One of the oldest Abbey’s in Ireland. It has hosted weddings for Irish actors and musicians, for example Pierce Brosnan. It is the home to Saint Patrick’s Well, which is how the Abbey got its name; “Baile an Tobair” Saint Patrick’s Well. Also the famous pilgrim walk to Croagh Patrick called the Tochar Phadraic, which leaves the abbey on certain days through out the year at 8.30 in the morning. Since 1982, the local people of Ballintubber hold the Passion Play outside in the Abbey Grounds during Holy Week. In the Village, there is the Celtic Furrow which, from time to time, holds traditional Irish dancing and Music.
Croagh Patrick: Also known as the Reek. The last Sunday in July, every year is known as Reek Sunday. This is the day that the pilgrim is made to the top of the Reek and mass is celebrated from the top of the mountain. Croagh Patrick is Ireland’s holiest mountain and is situated outside of Westport in a little village called Murrisk. Across from the mountain is the Famine Memorial and Murrisk Abbey. It is said on the clearest day of the year from the top of the mountain all the islands in Clew Bay can be seen.
Foxford Woolen Mills: The Mills consists of the museum which gives the story of the Mills and how it’s helped the people of Foxford. Also available is a Gourmet Café which has homemade jams and cakes on sale to the public.
Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens: What used to be a Boarding School is now solely a monastery for the Benedictine Nuns. Included on the grounds are The Gothic Church, The Victorian Walled Gardens, a Craft Shop, Tea Room, The Lake and Woodland Walkways.