Westport in County Mayo is an absolute gem on the west coast of Ireland, a city full of adventure and activities to suit all ages and tastes. With charm and charisma, Westport invites you to visit and enchants you to stay and explore. Ideally located along the Wild Atlantic Way and with a number of activities available and a magnificent backdrop, there is truly something for everyone in this coastal city.
Climb Croagh Patrick
A famous pilgrimage site, Croagh Patrick mountain, locally called ‘The Reek’ is about 10 km west of the city. Get your walking shoes on, round up your friends and make a day of it. There is nothing quite as satisfying as getting to the top. Don’t forget your perfect Irish souvenirs, like Aran Sweaters from a site like Shamrock Gifts, suppliers of beautiful Aran Sweaters.
Cycle the Greenway
The Great Western Greenway is the latest addition to the many attractions of Westport and features 42km of off-road cycling and walking. Take your bikes from Clew rent a bike and hit the road with superb views of Clew Bay and the surrounding area.
Dine in style
Westport is all about the food, and no matter where you stop, there will surely be some beautiful dishes offered. Try the seafood, which is second to none, and be sure to bag a superb cocktail to wash it down – amazing.
Sit back and relax
Westport offers some lovely places to stay around the area, each of which has friendly staff on hand to help you enjoy every minute of your stay. Another great tip for this area is to drive to Achill Island – accessible by bridge – and follow the breath-taking Atlantic Drive trail.