CAsTLeBAR, CO. MAyO
With a population of over 12,000, Castlebar is the main town in County Mayo, and is home to GMIT’s Mayo campus. Situated only 28 miles from Ireland West Airport Knock, Castlebar has so much to offer residents, students and visitors. The town has a vibrant arts community with amateur drama groups, pantomime groups, choral societies, dancing schools and exhibition centres. There are currently very good sports facilities in the town both for outdoor and indoor use not to mention the many natural amenities in the area suited to year-round outdoor recreation.
Host to several multinational and Irish companies, Castlebar is situated in close proximity to some of County Mayo’s most beautiful scenic locations. A short drive will take you to Ballintubber Abbey, The Ceide Fields, FoxfordWoollen Mills, and Croagh Patrick. The Museum of Country Life is located on the outskirts of Castlebar, and is the only branch of the National Museum of Ireland located outside of Dublin.
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