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Westport, County Mayo

county mayo Westport is an important tourist destination in County Mayo, in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, the famous pilgrimage mountain. Designed in the 18th century by James Wyatt, Westport is a modern, colourful town that attracts visitors from every corner of the globe each year. The Carrowbeg River flows through the town with the beautiful tree lined boulevard known as The Mall, running parallel to the river.

While staying in Westport accommodation there are numerous things to see and do. The more energetic visitor might climb the sacred mountain (Croagh Patrick) from where they can admire the magnificent views of Clew Bay.

For other outdoor activities choose from an excellent 18 hole Championship golf course, a wide selection of sandy beaches and sea angling, hill walking, sailing and adventure sports, horse riding, pony trekking ... to name but a few.

Westport boasts several annual festivals with something to suit all tastes and age groups. Amongst the well established festivals in the town are: Westport Arts Festival, Westport Music Festival, Gael Force West and Westport Sea Angling Festival. The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, dating back over 5,000 years, takes place on the last Sunday in July.

There is a wide and varied choice of hotel accommodation in Westport with budget hotels and luxury hotel accommodation. Hotels in Westport are family friendly and many of them offer special deals at certain times of the year.

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