Children of Lir Loop
Enjoy legends and landscapes along the Children of Lir Loop.
You need to head off the beaten track to appreciate the little known, but hugely rewarding, north coast of Mayo. This trail gives a glimpse of the area’s wild and rugged beauty, with its rocky headlands and inlets and towering cliffs. This is an area steeped in tradition – with the Irish language still widely spoken. The Children of Lir sculpture is a nice feature. It’s based on the old legend where, as a punishment, a family of children were transformed into swans and forced to spend hundreds of years wandering the local countryside. Fortunately it won’t be such an onerous task for you!.