Stay with us at the 4 star GN Mulranny Park Hotel when exploring Westport
Described by Lonely Planet as a photogenic Georgian town with tree-lined streets, riverside walkways and a great vibe Westport Town is bright and vibrant even in the depths of winter, There is so much to see and do in Westport some of which is listed below, When visiting Westport stay with us here at the 4 star Mulranny Park Hotel, enjoy gourmet food, state of the art leisure facilities and luxury accommodation just 30 minutes from Westport.
1. Westport House
While the famous Pirate Adventure Park is closed because of the pesky pandemic, there’s loads more to do at Westport House. Explore the splendour of the historic house, wander through the stately gardens, go off track and follow the woodland trails, dine at Gracy’s Pizzeria and Bistro. Or why not learn how to survive in the great outdoors at the new Family Bush Camp run by a retired army sergeant and UN Peacekeeper? So many choices!
2. Croagh Patrick
Croagh Patrick, nicknamed the Reek, is a 764-metre (2,507ft) mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo in Ireland.It is situated five miles from the beautiful town of Westport and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside above the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey.It is the third highest mountain in County Mayo after Mweelrea and Nephin.
Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay with its 365 islands, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland. It is well known for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of St Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. It was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD and the custom has been faithfully handed down from generation to generatio ever since through the Advent of Lent.
Each year on the last Sunday in July, thousands of devotees from all around the world visit the mountain for what is known as “Reek Sunday”, a day of worship in honour of Saint Patrick. Some people even climb the mountain barefoot as an act of penance. Outdoor Masses are also held throughout the day.
3. Éalú Escape Rooms
Fancy a bit of competitive fun? Teams of all ages can test their skills at the challenging games in Éalú Escape Rooms. An escape room is a game in which a small team of players are put into a themed room and they must work together to find clues, solve puzzles and crack codes to escape in the time allotted. The craic is mighty. Pit your wits against Éalú Escape Rooms’ House in the Woods, Hidden Temple and Room of Doom, or choose an outdoor escape hunt with the ‘Escape Tommy Two Thumbs’ challenge. Themes that are guaranteed to challenge you.