Ballinrobe , County Mayo

The town , on the Robe River , and near both Lough Mask and Lough Carra , is a popular angling base. On its outskirts are the remains of a 14th century Augustinian friary. About 4 miles South West is Lough Mask House.

This was the residence of Capt. Charles Boycott , the agent of Lord Erne , who because of his treatment of tenants was – on the recommendation of Parnell – totally ostracized by tenants , workers and tradesmen , adding a new word to the English language – ‘boycott’.

Ballinrobe is a must for keen anglers and is a real hidden gem which makes it worth a visit on any Ireland tours.