Westport is the third largest town in Mayo. It is home to many fine
Restaurants and coffee houses(Chinese, Italian, Thai, Seafood, Global, European and traditional).
As to be expected, Westport has its fair share of Pubs where you can hear live music nightly, Matt Molloy's of "The Chieftans" fame being one of the most renowned.
Shop till you drop, in the many craft, gift and clothing shops in town. Many of the products are hand made locally.
The newly opened leisure centre houses a public swimming pool and gym, although if you prefer swimming in the sea there are several blue flag beaches near by.
Mayo is renowned for its lake and sea fishing, boats are easy to hire on a daily or weekly basis.
For those interested in walking there are many mountain, coastal and nature trails, offering something for everybody.
Perhaps the most famous of all is "Croagh Patrick", Irelands "Holy mountain" which sees 25,000 people climb it on reek Sunday.
Within striking distance of Westport there are two golf courses for those carrying clubs with them.
Other fun activities include horse riding, surfing, karting, ten-pin bowling, sailing, otter watching and sea cruises.
Feel like going further afield? Why not visit Leenane and the Ashleigh Waterfall, Clare Island, home of the famous sea pirate Grainuale, or Achill Island with its Dolphins and Basking Sharks.
Take in a bit of heritage by visiting Westport House, The Grainuale Centre in Louisburgh or the Heritage Centre in the Harbour.
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