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Westport Town, County Mayo

county mayo Built on the Carrowbeg River, Westport is a modern, colourful town in County Mayo, in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, the famous pilgrimage mountain. Designed in the 18th century by James Wyatt, Westport is an important tourist destination attracting visitors from every corner of the world.

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

While staying in Westport accommodation there are numerous things to see and do, including an 18 hole Championship golf course, sandy beaches, sea angling, sailing and adventure sports, horse riding, pony trekking ... to name but a few. The more energetic visitor might like to try a spot of hill-walking or climb the sacred mountain (Croagh Patrick) from where they can admire the magnificent views of Clew Bay.

Westport has many well established festivals each year including 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.

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