The attractive town of Louisburgh is built on the Bunowen River, in County Mayo.
Constructed in 1795 by the 3rd Earl of Altamount, John Denis Browne, to house Catholic refugees escaping sectarian conflict in the north of Ireland.
Louisburgh is famous for its wide range of unspoilt beaches, famed for their clean bathing waters and untainted sandy coves.
Every year, on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, the town hosts a traditional music festival, Louisburgh Feile Chois Cuain.
There are also numerous walks to discover in and around Louisburgh, with beautiful scenery along the routes.
There is an opportunity for shore fishing stretching from Clew Bay to Killary Harbour, while deep-sea angling trips can also be arranged.
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