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New Book out in October 2021

My new book about the life of Henry L. Gavigan, and including his collected poems id due out this October. Know as The Claddagh Poet, Gavigan developed a reputation during his life time for being a writer and antiquarian.  Henry Lawrence Gavigan (1872-1933), was one of eleven children. Born into poverty, to parents who had […]

Windings of the Moy Book

The Windings of the Moy Revisited is a photographic coffee table book produced by Pat McCarrick, photographer and owner here at the B&B. The author of the original Windings of the Moy (1923) was Rev. James Greer. This new book however is principally a book of photographs; inspired and carried along by Greer’s original text. […]

Landscape and Portraits

It can be fun to combine being a B&B owner and being a photographer. Photography has proved useful in promoting our accommodation business. Right from the start I had planned to use the best images I could create to promote the business; whither on our website, on other booking platfoms or on social media. I […]

Western Skies

The artist, Paul Henry, made the skies here in the west of Ireland famous. From Achill Island, he showed our skies as a curiosity for outsiders and a source of pride for those of us who live here. Despite our less than perfect climate, the skies are a compensation. In the 1920s and 1930s Henry […]

Nebraska to Cloonacool

Recently I watched the movie, Nebraska. It’s a great movie on many levels; it’s a nice father and son, road trip story better than most but what makes it stand apart is that it is filmed in black and white. You can watch this movie with the sound off and photographically, its stunning! It inspired […]

House Concerts

Moy River Folk Club is a performance space at Moy River B&B. We host House Concerts from time to time, offering audience a close-up and intimate experience with local, national and international artists. Our kitchen and living room space holds about 45 people. It’s too good a space not to use. It was designed for […]

Our Garden Birds

We do our best to make our garden as nice a place as possible for garden birds. Their colour and character add so much to our surroundings here at Moy River. We had a service man call to us on some business a few years ago and before he left told us very excitedly about […]

Moy River Birds

We are located at the headwaters of the river Moy in Cloonacool. Every stream that runs by our door is a small tributary to the river which eventually reaches the sea near Ballina in County Mayo. Any day you can spend a few minutes along the streams or the river itself, you will see lots […]

Daniel O’Donnell at Moy River B&B

Irish Singer, Daniel O’Donnell and his wife, Majella stayed with us at Moy River in early July as part of the making of their new television show, The Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip. We were one of twelve B&Bs throughout the 32 counties who were chosen to participate in the programme. The couple were […]

Workshops at Moy River

A series of workshops will take place at Moy River in October & November. The workshops are open to all and are ideally suited for our B&B guests. PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS                                      Facilitated by Pat McCarrick Weekend workshop: […]