The Céide Fields, the largest Stone-Age monument in the world, with field systems, dwellings and tombs almost 6,000 years old
Achill island has seen the arrival of Christianity, the power of Granuaile, plantations from Ulster, great rows between Protestants and Catholics and the disappearance of the ancient booleying way of life
The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is home to the national collection of objects representing the traditional way of life in Ireland since 1850
One of Ireland’s few planned towns, designed by well-known 18th century architect, James Wyatt, Westport has earned its place among Ireland’s heritage towns
The beautiful Burrishoole Abbey, founded by Richard de Burgo 1469, on the shores of Clew Bay near Newport
Ballintubber has several of the most important historic sites in central Mayo, including Ballintubber Abbey and St. Patrick’s well.
Cong is a small village in south Mayo famous for its 12th century abbey, the lavish gold and silver processional Cross of Cong from 1123, the magnificent Ashford Castle, the town’s links with Oscar Wilde and, most popularly, its association with the John Wayne classic movie, The Quiet Man.
Louisburgh is a beautiful small town in the midst an area of immense natural beauty, with award-winning beaches and mountains close at hand.
Overlooking Clew Bay at the bottom of Croagh Patrick, Murrisk village has scenic views in all directions and a rich history.
The towns and villages near Westport offer endless opportunities for day-trips during your stay.
Inishturk Island, a short trip from Westport, offers hillwalking, fishing, walking, swimming, scuba diving and sites of historical interest.
Clare Island, a short trip from Westport, has walking tours, bus tours, bike hire, swimming at the Blue Flag beach, birdwatching, diving, and horse trekking.