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Plenty to do in Mayo

Pontoon is located inland, a beautiful village located on the shores of Lough Conn and Lough Cullin, its location, 5 minutes from the River Moy is probably where it derives its name from – River Point which is Pont Abhann in Gaeilge.


Given its location, it is hardly surprising that Pontoon boasts some of the best angling facilities in Ireland. Read more about the angling in Pontoon and along the Mayo coast.


Mayo boasts world class cycling routes, we use our house in Pontoon as a base for rural cycling. Read about all cycling facilities available in Mayo.


Mayo has a range of Parklands and Links courses all withing easy reach of Pontoon. We’ve listed the most popular golf courses in Mayo.

Heritage, Fashion and Crafts

Foxford Mills were established in 1892, 15 minutes away from the house. Famous throughout the 20th century for their rugs, in the 21st Century under the direction of Irish Designer Helen Mc Alinden, they are now firmly established as a lifestyle and fashion brand. There is nothing better than visiting the source of great Irish craft you will see for sale in the capital, but the source here in Mayo.  Also a good place for lunch or a cup of tea!

Other Activities

Walking, swimming, and equestrian activities are plentiful in the vicinity.

Cycle the Mayo Greenway