Castlebar is a town in County Mayo.


Castlebar is Mayo's largest town. The town's population exploded in the late 1990s, increasing by one-third in just six years, though this massive growth has slowed down greatly in recent years. A campus of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and the Country Life section of the National Museum of Ireland are two important local amenities. The town is connected by railway to Dublin and the neighbouring Mayo towns of Westport and Ballina. The town has several small satellite villages around it, such as Ballyvary, Ballyheane, Breaffy and Parke. The main route by road is the N5. Its economy is primarily service-based. The population at the 2006 census was 15,214.

Get in

By car

By train

By air

By bus

Get around

Walking is the best way to get around Castlebar.



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