Ireland's most remote place is in Northwest Mayo

From: The Irish Times, 5/9/22


It’s wild.

Northwest Mayo is the most remote place in Ireland. It contains the largest stretch of land uncrossed by a road, as well as the second largest.

“There’s something about it,” explains Barry Murphy, whose boutique walking tours have explored the region since the mid-2000s. “It’s ridiculously under-populated. Ridiculously under-exploited by tourism.”

For me, an obsessive lover of Mayo and her islands for a good 30 years, the trip to Blacksod Bay to take one of Murphy’s tours of North Iniskea Island was a step beyond.