OUR TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN WESTPORT
Westport is full of things to do, but we are a sucker for the classics, check out our top 5 picks.
THE GREENWAY – A FEAST FOR THE EYES The Great Western Greenway is an old disused train line which was converted to an off road cycling track and officially opened in 2011. It starts in our favourite place to live, Westport, and ends in Achill Island. It passes through two small towns, Newport and Mulranny and the whole journey is without a doubt a feast for the eyes. Each section of the track offers it’s
CROAGH PATRICK – WHERE YOUR CERTAIN TO FEEL BLESSED! Croagh Patrick (AKA the Reek) is a 764 metre (2507ft) Mountain. It is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland and is well known for its annual pilgrimage in honour of St. Patrick on the last Sunday in July. It was on the summit of the mountain that St. Patrick fasted for 40 days in 441 AD and the custom of climbing the “Reek” has been passed
CLEW BAY HERITAGE CENTRE – EMBRACE OUR HERITAGE The Clew Bay heritage centre is located at the Quay in Westport in a 19th century building. The centre traces the history of the planned town from Pre-Christian times to Present. It is filled with local artefacts, documents and old photographs of Westport and the surrounding towns and villages, through the years. My personal favourite is the school section with books dating back to the 1890’s.
WESTPORT HOUSE Westport House simply has something for everyone, it’s located in Westport Town and set in 40acres of stunning gardens . The House itself dates back to the 1500’s when the Pirate Queen of Connacht, Grace O’Malley reigned here in one of her many castles. The house tours are usually delivered by Biddy, she is simply a wealth of knowledge on the house and it’s history. The grounds of Westport house are stunning, manicured
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING – BELLY FULL OF LAUGHS Living on the coast, trying all sorts of water activities (when the weather permits) is a must! So Paddle boarding was on our agenda for a while so when the sun shone, we simply had to try it, I will admit I haven’t fully mastered it… yet, but I’ve had a belly full of laughs giving it try. It’s a brilliant day out and one of