THE BEST OF IRISH MUSIC SONG AND HUMOURThroughout July and August, Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar offers visitors and locals alike a chance to enjoy the best of Irish music, dancing and humour in its Summer Cabaret, which has been in operation for l0 years, and has become an established part of seasonal entertainment in the West of Ireland.
Each Wednesday evening Breaffy House
Hotel hosts three hours of entertainment and superb food. Dinner is served at 7.30pm, the cabaret begins at 9.00pm, and there is dancing from 11.00pm to 12.00 midnight.
Breaffy House is situated in the midst of historic woodlands, two miles south of Castlebar on the N60. For booking and further information Tel 094-22033.
Mayo Movie World
The four-screen Mayo Movie World Cinema offers the latest movies - for this weeks films and showing times see the castlebar cinema guide.
For dancing the night away try Panama Jacks or 'PJs' as it is known at the TF Weekends nightly from ~11:00 pm to late (finishing approx. 2:00am)
Cosmos at the Welcome Inn on Thursday Friday and Saturday nights from ~11:00 pm to late (also finishing approx. 2:00am)
BowlingAll the family can have fun at Mayo Roller Bowl and North-West Karting all indoor leisure centre.
A modern spacious complex offers you eight ten-pin bowling lanes, futuristic adventures in Laserworld, snooker, pool, latest video games and Nokey's Adventureland for kids. Check it out!
Go-KartingExperience the thrills of grand-prix racing in our go-karting track. No experience needed, easy to handle karts - Just arrive and drive.
The Big MatchIf that's all too much for- you, relax enjoy all the big matches on Sky TV in the snack bar. All in all something for everyone at Mayo Roller Bowl/North-West Karting.
For bookings or for further information
Tel. (094) 25472/25473.
Castle Fitness Health ClubOpened in mid-March 1997 beside Mayo Roller Bowl is Castle Fitness, a state of the art health and fitness club boasting up-to-date surroundings, computerised 'Life Fitness' cardiovascular equipment, and TV monitors in the workout area. And after a workout, you can relax in the privacy of the steamroom.
Tel. Emer at (094) 26749
WALKING FESTIVALCastlebar International Four Day Walks was set up in 1967 to encourage people to leave the stress of town life behind for a few days in order to walk and rediscover the bogs, rivers, mountains and unspoilt beauty of the West of Ireland.
The festival continues to grow in popularity with this year's walking festival taking place between July 3rd and 6th.
The walks are non-competitive, and are geared to suit people of varying levels of fitness. On each of the four days there is a 4km and a 25km road walk, and a 3km ramble. If you cannot spare four days, you have the option of joining in for one, two or three days of walking. At night the entertainment ranges from jazz to ceili music at the Walking Club.
Four Day Walks Web Page
For further information Tel 094-24102 (+353 94 24102)
Located on the Mall, the church was completed in 1739 and renovated between 1800 and 1828. This is one of the most important historical monuments in the town. The plaque just inside the main gate is the only contemporary record extant of the 1798 period. The church's interior is an excellent record of Castlebar from 1590 to 1914.
Situated on Spencer street, the courthouse was built in the period 1830-1835. The imposing, classical columns that dominate the facade are cast iron, one of the earliest examples in the West. Some fine cut stone can be found on the window sills. The name plate - high up on the left - is one of the oldest in town.