Kayaking In Mayo

Kayaking in Mayo

Westport has lots of options for kayaking, with plenty of rivers and lakes to explore for more experienced paddlers. The most popular option is sea kayaking in Clew Bay

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Sailing In Clew Bay

Sailing in Clew Bay

Clew Bay’s sheltered waters and easy access to the open Atlantic gives the sailor plenty to do in Westport. Combined that with the consistent winds that Mayo experiences, opportunities for learning to sail in Westport are plentiful.

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Achill Beaches

Achill beaches

Achill island, a 45 minute drive from Westport has five great Blue Flag beaches, adding to Achill’s attraction as a day trip from Westport

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Kildavnet Castle

Kildavnet castle

Kildavnet Castle, on Achill Island, was Granuaile’s fortress guarding the entrance to Achill Sound, linking Clew Bay to the south and Blacksod Bay to the north.

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Rockfleet Castle

Rockfleet Castle

Rockfleet Castle, a 16th-century fortified tower house, is best known for its association with Granuaile, the O’Malley chieftain and infamous pirate queen.

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Mulranny

Mulranny

Perched above a Blue Flag beach and boating pier, Mulranny is a natural stop on the Great Western Greenway and overlooks Clew Bay, with the Nephin Beg range towering above it to the north.

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Newport

Newport

Newport is a third of the way along the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill. Its beautiful viaduct over the Black Oak river and majestic church beguile the eye.

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