Few towns in Ireland can match Westport’s charisma and continental flavour. Westport is special; the essence of Ireland's magical west. Nestling safe at the foot of towering Croagh Patrick, overlooking Clew Bay and its enchanting islands, the town weaves its spell around everyone it meets. Cheerful, multi-coloured shop fronts jostle for attention with an attractive selection of pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants. Little wonder it has become one of Ireland’s most popular and cosmopolitan holiday destinations.
The town of Westport is located in the West of Ireland and can be accessed by road, rail, bike, sea and near by Ireland West Airport (Knock). The site of the town offers visitors an opportunity to experience a well maintained urban setting on the banks of the beautiful Carrabawn River in addition to a bustling Quay area on the shores of Clew Bay. The topography and biodiversity of the Westport’s environs provides for spectacular scenery which enables visitors to the area to capture a real sense of our heritage and landscape.
Westport, designated one of Bord Failte's Heritage Towns, is situated in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, overlooking Clew Bay. One of the few planned towns in the Country, Westport was designed in the 18th Century by James Wyatt. It has become one of Ireland's established tourism centres, with many outstanding features, most notably the beautiful tree lined boulevard known as The Mall, running parallel to the Carrowbeg River.
Over the years, Westport has been growing in popularity as a visitor destination. The town boasts many fine restaurants, specialising particularly in seafood and many fine traditional pubs, all providing a friendly ambience and warm Irish hospitality.The Mulranny Park Hotel
is 25 minutes drive from Westport in Mayo.
More information on Westport is available from Westport Tourism
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