Westport in County Mayo in the West of Ireland

Westport, designated one of Bord Failte’s Heritage Towns, is situated in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, overlooking the Clew Bay area. One of the few historic planned towns in the Country, Westport was designed in the 18th Century by James Wyatt. It has become one of Ireland’s established tourism centres, with many outstanding features, most notably the beautiful tree-lined boulevard known as The Mall, running parallel to the Carrowbeg River.

The central location of Clooneen House means we are just minutes away from the many attractions and amenities Westport has to offer. The town and its surrounding areas have everything you could possibly need, from leisure parks, spas & gyms, a cinema, adventure centres and indoor kids play centres, and a variety of water-based sports. No matter what kind of activity you enjoy, from fishing to golf, horse riding to cycling, there’s tons to do in Westport. See our Activities page to learn more about the many things you can get up to during your stay in Westport..


If you are travelling to Westport, we are located just minutes walking distance from:

Westport Bus Stop – see www.buseireann.ie for travel information

Westport Train Station – see www.irishrail.ie for timetable & information

Westport is 50 minutes by car from Knock Airport. Visit www.knockairport.ie for more information on how to travel to us or give us a call so and we can give you advice on how best to get here. 


While you are in town, be sure to ask about places to eat in Westport, as dining out is an essential part of the Westport experience. The friendly and varied pub scene usually filled with live music and a bit of craic, draws people from all over County Mayo, all over the country and all over the world.

Festivals & Events

The town plays host to many festivals throughout the year. In May, the Westport “Europe Food & Culture Festival” brings European cuisine and culture to this cosmopolitan town. Many hotels and restaurants serve delicious gourmet European food and there is entertainment European style in the evenings.

The Westport Street Festival (July/August) offers free nightly entertainment, open air concerts and plenty of fun for children during the day. The Horse and Pony Fair and the Patrician Week attract many visitors in September, and the Westport Arts Festival attracts the best in contemporary theatre, opera, traditional music, and jazz.