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Westport, Co. Mayo

Westport Location in Ireland Coordinates: 53°48′00″N 9°32′00″W / 53.8°N 9.5333°W / 53.8; -9.5333Coordinates: 53°48′00″N 9°32′00″W / 53.8°N 9.5333°W / 53.8; -9.5333 Country Ireland Province Connacht County County Mayo Elevation 80 m Population  â€¢ Urban 5,543  â€¢ Rural 18,394 Irish Grid Reference M004841 Website

Westport is a town in County Mayo in Ireland. It is at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland.

The town centre was designed by James Wyatt in 1780, in the Georgian architectural style. Its layout follows the medieval principles of urban design introduced by the Normans in the 13th century. The design for the town was commissioned by the Lord Sligo of the nearby stately home, Westport House, as a place for his workers and tenants to live. A particular feature is the incorporation of the river into the composition, contained for two blocks by low stone walls producing, on each side of the river, attractive tree lined promenades with several stone bridges over the river Carrow Beg. The layout further includes several tree lined streets, addressed by the narrow fronted commercial buildings typical of Irish towns, though with many here remaining of a singular refinement and charm. Some modern interventions, such as the Garda station, are less successful in maintaining the original continuity of the urban fabric.

It was the home of the pirate chief Grace O'Malley in the mid-to-late 16th century.

The famous pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick, known locally as "the Reek", lies some 10 km west of the town near the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey. The mountain offers a striking backdrop to the town. The church on the summit can just be made out with the naked eye from Westport.

Westport is a popular tourist destination and scores highly for Quality of Life. It has also won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition three times in 2001, 2006 and 2008; in 2012 it also won the Best Place to Live in Ireland competition run by The Irish Times.
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Rail to Westport

Westport, Co. Mayo is served by Westport.

Bus to Westport

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 21:
      • Athlone (Bus Station) - Westport (Mill St Westbound Stop)
      • Westport (Mill St Eastbound Stop) - Athlone (Bus Station)
    • 421:
      • Clifden (Library) - Westport (Mill St Westbound Stop)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Clifden (Library)
    • 440:
      • Dooagh (The Pub) - Ireland West Airport (Knock)
      • Ireland West Airport (Knock) - Dooagh (Opp The Pub)
    • 442:
      • Charlestown (Market Square - Murrays) - Westport (Mill St Westbound Stop)
      • Westport (Mill St Eastbound Stop) - Charlestown (Market Square - Garveys)
    • 449:
      • Castlebar (Garvey Way Opp Elverys) - Westport (Mill St Eastbound Stop)
      • Westport (Mill St Westbound Stop) - Castlebar (Garvey Way Elverys)
    • 450:
      • Killadoon (County Mayo) - Westport (Mill St Eastbound Stop)
      • Westport (Mill St Westbound Stop) - Killadoon (Mayo)
    • 454:
      • Ballina (Bus Station) - Westport (Mill St Westbound Stop)
      • Westport (Mill St Eastbound Stop) - Ballina (Bus Station)
    • 456:
      • Ballina (Bus Station) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Ballina (Bus Station)
    • 52:
      • Ballina (Bus Station) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Ballina (Bus Station)
    • 66:
      • Enniskillen (Ulsterbus Depot) - Westport (Mill St Westbound Stop)
      • Westport (Mill St Eastbound Stop) - Enniskillen (Ulsterbus Depot)

Things to See and Do in Westport

Croagh Patrick

Murrisk, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Croagh Patrick has been a pilgrimage site for hundreds of years in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, who fasted for forty days on the summit of the mountain in 441 and built a church there.

The Waterfront Gallery

The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo

Westport House

Westport, Co. Mayo

Hotels in Westport

Hotel Westport - Leisure Spa and Conference Hotel Westport - Leisure Spa and Conference

The Demesne, Newport Road, Westport, F28 E438, Co. Mayo
A 20-metre pool, a hot tub, and a relaxing spa are all offered at this 4-star hotel in Westport’s centre. Hotel Westport features free Wi-Fi, fitness classes, and spacious rooms with satellite TV.

Ardmore Country House Ardmore Country House

The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo
On the shores of Clew Bay, Ardmore Country House is a 5-minute walk from Westport harbour. This small, intimate, 4-star family-run boutique hotel offers large rooms and fantastic breakfasts in a peaceful setting.

Castlecourt Hotel, Spa & Leisure Castlecourt Hotel, Spa & Leisure

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
The family owned 4-star Castlecourt Hotel is located in the heart of Westport. It offers live music and dancing every night, a 20-metre indoor pool, gym and spa and beautifully decorated rooms.

Clew Bay Hotel Clew Bay Hotel

James Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
Right in the centre of Westport, this family-run hotel boasts bright, elegantly decorated rooms and free guest access to the leisure centre next door. Guests can enjoy hearty, full Irish breakfasts and spa therapies.

Mill Times Hotel, Westport Mill Times Hotel, Westport

Mill Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
In the heart of Westport town centre in County Mayo, one of Ireland's most beautiful and scenic locations, this 3-star boutique hotel offers great-value accommodation and a warm Irish welcome.

The Wyatt Hotel The Wyatt Hotel

The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo
Situated in the heart of Westport, this hotel on the famous Octagon offers lively entertainment each night and a fine location for enjoying the friendly town and County Mayo.

Westport Coast Hotel Westport Coast Hotel

The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo
Westport Coast Hotel is situated at the trendy Quay Side overlooking Clew Bay. Just 2 miles from Westport centre, it has a bar and the award-winning Waterfront Restaurant with spectacular views of the Clew Bay.

Westport Country Lodge Hotel Westport Country Lodge Hotel

Aughagower, Westport, Co. Mayo
This boutique hotel has luxurious rooms and beautiful views of Croagh Patrick mountain. It is in the historic village of Aughagower, 5 minutes' drive from Westport.

Westport Plaza Hotel, Spa & Leisure Westport Plaza Hotel, Spa & Leisure

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
In central Westport, this award-winning 4-star hotel offers king-sized beds and Italian marble bathrooms with spa baths in every luxurious room. There is a fine-dining restaurant, a health club, pool and spa.

Westport Woods Hotel & Spa Westport Woods Hotel & Spa

Quay Road, Westport, Co. Mayo
Situated between Westport and the Quay, Westport Woods Hotel & Spa is nestled in its own woodland. It boasts an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a spa, and a wellness centre.

Guesthouses in Westport

Augusta Lodge Guesthouse Augusta Lodge Guesthouse

Golf Course Road, Westport, Co. Mayo
Within picturesque landscaped gardens, Augusta Lodge offers spacious rooms with satellite TV just a 10-minute walk from Westport’s centre. Guests can enjoy a 9-hole putting green, full Irish breakfasts, and free parking.

Boffin Lodge Guest House Boffin Lodge Guest House

Boffin Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
Near Westport’s historic Quay district, Boffin Lodge provides brightly furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and full Irish breakfasts. Westport’s centre is 15 minutes’ walk away, and free parking is available.

Clooneen House Clooneen House

Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
Situated in the centre of Westport, the family-run Clooneen House offers free Wi-Fi throughout and free private parking. It is just 15 minutes’ drive from the Croagh Patrick Mountain and 1 km from Westport Railway Station.

Quay West Ireland Quay West Ireland

Quay Road, Westport, Co. Mayo
Quay West is a family-run establishment situated between the centre of the picturesque town of Westport and the town’s pretty harbour. The hotel offers free parking in its on-site car park, which is surrounded by award-winning gardens.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Westport Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Bus Tours: Take a bus tour around Westport, or an overnight tour visiting various sights in Westport and the surrounding regions.

Map of Westport