Charlestown, County Mayo - Easter weekend - general queries

Charlestown, County Mayo - Easter weekend - general queries

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Posted Mon 12 Feb 2018 3:22 PM
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Hello, myself and a few family members are flying to Knock and then onto Charlestown, County Mayo to visit/look up distant family over the upcoming Easter weekend. This will be the first time we've been to Ireland and are unsure of whether Charlestown will be open for business around the bank holidays (Good Friday / Easter Sunday) - we would be hoping to visit a few shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, etc. and probably drive out to any local attractions - so just wanted to get a general feeling if this would be achievable over the Easter weekend. Any advice would be helpful, many thanks, Rich.


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Hi Rich, 

I am excited to hear that you and your family will be flying over to County Mayo on Easter weekend! 

There are indeed restrictions on the opening times for many businesses and public transportation over the holiday, but most restaurants and pubs will, in fact, be open. It is important to also note that on Good Friday they will not sell alcoholic beverages either. 

Were there any locations you had in mind to visit? Most websites for attractions will list days they will be closed. For example, The National Museum of Country Life will be open while you're there, aside from Good Friday when it'll be closed. 

I hope this helps! 

Best,

Merissa
  
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Hello Rich,

Coming to Ireland during spring is a brilliant idea, all of our wonderful scenery will be in full bloom for you and your family to enjoy!

As mentioned Merissa, a lot of the attractions will be closed on Good Friday, but tend to open other days over the Easter period. 

However, if you are looking for something to do while you are there, during the period the attractions are closed, may I suggest renting a car and visiting some of Ireland biggest scenic tourist attractions?

While you are in Mayo you are right on the doorstep of the Wild Atlantic Way. The Wild Atlantic Way remains Ireland’s most popular touring route. The route captures the entire beauty of Ireland which covers over 2500 km stretch along the west coast. 

Or you could visit Westport, the third largest town in Mayo. This stunning coastal town hosts a remarkable natural and built environment combined with a vibrant, friendly resident population which enables the delivery of quality tourism products.

Another quaint Irish town in Mayo is Achill Island. Achill Island lies off County Mayo on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland. Marked by rugged mountains and peat bogs, the island is known for its tall sea cliffs and clean beaches. Its breezy shoreline makes it a popular spot for water sports.

We would be happy to extend a discount for car rental to you to make hiring a car a little simpler, to make things even easier, you can pick up your rental directly from Knock Airport

We looking forward to hearing how your trip went. 

Best Wishes, 

The Team at Car Rental Ireland
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Hi Rich,
please take a look at the below websites, listing all events taking place in the area - 
http://www.mayo.ie/news/events/
http://www.northmayo.ie/events/

I hope these help and you will enjoy your trip.



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