Castlebar is a town steeped in history situated in the centre of County Mayo. Established in the 11th century around the De Barra castle, Castlebar later became a garrison outpost during the Irish and French rebellion in the late 18th century. Nowadays, the town offers a wonderful array of interesting shops and leisure attractions to visitors to the region. The Sculpture Trail is a series of bronze, Museum of Country lifestone, steel, timber works of art in the town centre.