This week’s Clare People featured a review of a recent visit to Westport. Read on for details…
WESTPORT is an architectural delight full of charm and charisma coupled with continental flavour with tree lined malls, floral bedded streets, located on the banks of Clew Bay and overlooked by the famous Croagh Patrick. It is no wonder why this coastal town is one of Ireland’s most popular holiday destinations, for all walks of life.
Westport has it all; ideally located along the Wild Atlantic Way with magnificent landscape, beautiful scenery, shopping, nightlife, gourmet dining, award winning accommodation, blue flag beaches, a world famous mountain in Croagh Patrick, one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions in Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, hundreds of leisure and adventure activities from Horse Riding, Cycling, Water sports through to adrenaline filled activities such as Zorbing & Zipwiring. Adventurous or not, the choice is literally endless in Ireland’s Best Place to Live!!
If looking for a vibrant weekend break, a family fun holiday or a leisurely retreat, look no further than Westport, Co. Mayo which has a host of year round activities, adventure races, festivals, as well as some 50 bustling pubs and restaurants – it’s the Irish town where something is always going on. More information can be found on www.destinationwestport.com
The Great Western Greenway is a recent addition to Westport’s attractions which features 42km of an off road cycling and walking trail which captures some of the most breathtaking views of Clew Bay and dramatic mountain scenery along the renowned Westport to Achill railway which was closed in 1937.
Westport is home to Westport House & Grounds which was once was home to the pirate queen Grace O’Malley, in the mid-to-late 16th century. There magnificent ‘big house’ is now owned and operated by The Browne Family, direct descendants of Grace O’Malley. The House has an abundance of original artefacts, artwork and treasures that will fascinate all culture-vultures with a total of 30 rooms on show. For over 300 years, the Browne’s have worked passionately to preserve this beautiful piece of Irish heritage and the story of this commitment is told throughout the house in guided and self-guided tours, 5 permanent exhibitions and reading materials.
For more information visit www.destinationwestport.com
PLACES TO STAY:
Mill Times Hotel – 3 Star
Mill St., Westport.
Situated in the heart of the bustling town of Westport County Mayo, the Mill Times Hotel is a boutique style hotel, with exceptional customer service standards. This independently run hotel is ideally located on Mill Street in the heart of this picturesque town. It is the perfect base to visit all the attractions that the Westport has on offer.
Allow our team to spoil you in the hotel’s warm atmosphere, it is a home away from home, situated on the shores of Clew Bay. Our tastefully decorated guest rooms have a rustic old world charm to them. With a range of deluxe rooms, double rooms for sole use boasting queen size beds, double & single bedded rooms and twin rooms, there are rooms to suit all budgets. Temptations Restaurant has been reviewed on Taste of Ireland – The guide to the best restaurants in Ireland and Lucinda O’Sullivan’s – Little Black Book of Great Places to Stay and Eat You will enjoy a mouth watering experience, with a wide range of well priced Irish & Continental cuisine, in an intimate & friendly atmosphere. The ambiance is one of relaxation & warmth, in a tastefully decorated setting, where a
true Irish welcome awaits you.
€49 PPS FOR DINNER, B&B.
Midweek March and April, excludes St Patricks Day and Easter Week
T&C apply, Subject to availability, available until Thurs 28th April.