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Few towns in Ireland can match Westport’s charisma and continental flavour. Cheerful, multi-coloured shop fronts jostle for attention with an attractive selection of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. It's now firmly established as one of Ireland’s most popular and cosmopolitan holiday destinations.
Westport Heritage Town is a safe haven, kissing the south east shores of the Atlantic inlet of Clew Bay and lying against the backdrop of the protective holy mountain of Croagh Patrick.
Westport has picked up numerous awards, including
There are many things to do while visiting Westport.
As a designated Heritage Town and three-time overall winner of the National Tidy Towns Competition, the words picturesque and Westport go hand in hand.
The Mall, an enchanting tree-lined boulevard, punctuated with clusters of blooms, features several stone bridges over the serenading waters of the Carrowbeg River; while a network of streets, flanked by flowers give way to an orderly series of neat-fronted shops, restaurants and pubs which have retained the culture and charm typical of Irish towns in days gone by.
The charming Quay area is just a few minutes from Westport’s town centre and possesses a unique character of its own with pubs, restaurants, hotels, shops and galleries now occupying the old coastguard station and warehouses.
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