Visitor Information

Cuirfear fáilte Uí Cheallaigh romhat nuair a thagann tú chomh fada le hIonad Deirbhile, Eachléim.Thar cupán tae blasta, tabharfar gach eolas duit faoin gceantar, faoi na suíomhanna stairiúla, na radharcanna áille, na tránna breátha, an fhiadhúlra áitiúil, na hoileáin maguaird agus na siúlóidí iontacha. Tá an t-uafás le déanamh agus le feiceáil sa cheantar seo. Buail isteach chugainn le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais go cinnte

You will receive a hearty Irish welcome when you arrive at Ionad Deirbhile, Eachléim. Over a nice cup of tea we will give you all the necessary information about the area, historical sites, beautiful views, lovely beaches, local wildlife, adjacent islands and great walks. There is lots to see and do here. Drop into us for more information.

Check out this episode of Nationwide Wed 24 Feb 2016

The programme explores the history of the North Mayo region on the Wild Atlantic Way, as it grows in popularity for the national and international tourist. video:


Official Wild Atlantic Way Experience

Official Wild Atlantic Way Experience … Pacáiste Oifigiúil ar Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin

Visit the Ionad Deirbhile Assisted Emigration Exhibition 

Take a trip to the heritage centre in An Eachléim in County Mayo’s Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region). Examine the Assisted Emigration Exhibition and discover the stories of 19th century emigrants to Canada and the US.

Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre is a trove of information about the communities living on the Mullet Peninsula. This experience lasts two to three hours and will take you back 150 years, when thousands of people from the west of Ireland were forced by poverty to take ships to Canada and the US. Afterwards visit the memorial garden at An Fód Dubh (Blacksod 3.8km from the Heritage Centre) which was created in 2013 to mark the 130th anniversary of the first emigration sailing.

The exhibition brings to life those who had no choice but to leave their homeland, and it lists each man, woman and child who did so.

“Is mar a chéile stair s’againne agus stair s’acusan. Trí chuimhneamh ar na daoine a d’imigh, cuirimid fáilte abhaile roimh a muintir.”

“Our history is their history and theirs is ours. By remembering the people who left, we welcome back their descendants.”
Rosemarie Geraghty, Blacksod Bay Emigration Researcher, C.F.I.D. / S.S.T. Paróiste na Cille Móire.

Max participants: 40 individuals
Location: Ionad Deirbhile, An Eachléim, An Fód Dubh, Co. Mhaigh Eo. (Aghleam, Blacksod, Co. Mayo)
Facilities; Café, Wi-Fi, playground, archive and resource centre, wheelchair access, coach parking available on-site
Duration of experience: 2 – 3 hours – options available please contact
Cost: €3pp (includes visit to emigration museum and complimentary emigration booklet)
Contact: Jacqui D. Uí Mhonacháin
Email: eolas @ ionaddeirbhile . ie
Phone: + 353 97 85727 / + 353 97 85728
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