Westport, County Mayo

Westport is a beautiful town along the Carrowbeg River. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and good pubs to enjoy. It's a great place to spend the night and enjoy the pub life.

Although Westport is one of the most popular tourist destinations for the Irish and those on holiday, the people are friendly and open to conversation.

We suggest asking the locals if you can join them at the bar.

Filled with fine hotels and good pubs, this town built across the quiet river is where the Irish like to go and play.

Westport is one of Ireland's Heritage towns and is near Croagh Patrick, a famous mountain where pilgrims climb to the top and say they benefit from a feeling of grace by doing so.

For those of you who find themselves a bit slower than your companions, you can wait at the foot of the mountain in a lovely tourist shop and drink tea while your loved ones search for enlightenment.

Near Croagh Patrick is a touching memorial to the starvation ships that carried poor souls away from Ireland during the Great Hunger.

Beautifully done, the sculpture captures the desperation of one of the darkest periods of Irish history.

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Featured Westport Hotels

Clew Bay HotelClew Bay Hotel

It is centrally located, around the corner from busy Bridge Street and just a couple of minutes walk from all the most popular amenities.

The Clew Bay offers 28 rooms, all decorated and furnished to a high standard.

The Riverside Restaurant, on the tranquil banks of the Carrowbeg River, offers a bright, airy setting for a relaxing lunch or dinner.

The popular Tubber Bar, with its stained glass, wooden beams and blazing fire, features traditional music in an elegant setting.

Agusta Lodge, Westport, MayoAgusta Lodge

Situated on a Golf Course Road, just off N59.

All rooms have direct dial telephone, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and hospitality tray.

This 3 star Guesthouse is a member of the Premier Guesthouse Collection and offers all the comfort you would expect of Hotel accommodation in the more intimate surroundings of an Irish Guesthouse.

Atlantic Coast Hotel, MayoCarlton Atlantic Coast Hotel

The Atlantic Coast hotel is located on the shores of Clew Bay in Westport, Co. Mayo.

The Atlantic Coast Hotel has a total of 85 superbly appointed guest bedrooms, all designed with the individual in mind. All rooms are equipped to the highest standards

A visit to Westport would not be complete without dining at The Blue Wave. With a unique top floor setting, the restaurant commands stunning views of The Harbour, Clew Bay and Ireland's holy mountain, Croagh Patrick.

The Blue Wave Restaurant has gained a fine reputation both locally and nationally and recently received two AA Red Rosette Awards and two RAC Dining awards for food and service excellence.

The Harbourmaster Bar is the perfect venue to enjoy a quiet pint or a entertain a more lively gathering of friends.

Knockranny House, MayoKnockranny House

Knockranny House Hotel is a wonderfully luxurious property, situated within the environs of the charming town of Westport in Co. Mayo.

Knockranny House Hotel's rooms and suites are spacious and light, with elegant furnishings and superb facilities throughout.

Some have described its unique style as being along the lines of a 1920's ballroom, whilst others think it classically French.

The Brehon Bar has a unique style all of its own, offering an open fire, comfortable seating, live music and friendly service.

Westport Woods, MayoWestport Woods

Location The Hotel is located just 3 minutes drive from the heritage town of Westport, Co. Mayo, on the Quay Road.

Surrounded by beautiful woodlands which leads to a shimmering Westport House Lake. Located halfway between the town and the sea, the hotel is surrounded by the trees which named it.

Behind the hotel woodland, carpeted with bluebells in season, falls away to reveal Westport House Lake as a shimmering backdrop.

A track running at the back of the hotel is lovely for walking or running in all weathers.

If you've energy left over, a game of tennis on the all-weather court is always a good option. Children love the safe purpose-built play area near the tennis court.

Irish Family Names from Westport: Barrett, Berry, Brennan, Conway, Coyne, Flynn, Friel, Garavan, Gavin, Geraghty, Gibbons, Hastings, Heraty, Hoban, Joyce, Keane, Kelly, Lavelle, McBride, McDonald, McDonnell, McFadden, McGinty, McMyler, Moran, Muldoon, Mulroy, Nolan, O'Malley, O'Reilly, Ring, Scott, Staunton and Walsh.