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Westport – the cultural capital of the west of Ireland

World Champion Irish dancer Roisin Timoney playing the lead role in the superb summer show 'The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol' World Champion Irish dancer Roisin Timoney playing the lead role of Gráinne in the superb summer show ‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ at Hotel Westport

Soak up the unique culture of the West of Ireland all year round with Westport’s unique blend of arts, music, song and dance in Westport

Whether you’ve dreamed of savouring the atmosphere in Matt Molloy’s (of The Chieftains); spending an afternoon in an art gallery or enjoying live music at one of the town’s festivals, Westport offers an unrivalled experience of arts and culture.

Enjoy two days of arts and culture at Westport Arts Festival this October. Among over 100 events, you can take in drive-in movies, acrobatic theatre and music, street theatre, exhibitions, theatre, poetry, literature, children’s events, school events, dancing, and much more.

Westport Festival of Music and Performing Arts is a new festival at Westport House this year, promising more than 50 Irish and international artists on three stages.

Or why not plan your visit around Westport Music Festival this August. With live music from the unique stage built in the Carrowbeg River in the centre of town.

Arts Centres

The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar – tel: 00353 (0)94 23733

 

Art Galleries

Customs House Studios, The Quay, Westport – tel: 00353 (0)98 28735

Tom Smith, Clogher, Westport – tel: 00353 (0)98 27280

Andrew Stone Gallery, Over McCormacks Butcher Shop, Bridge St – tel: 00353 (0)98 25619

Sea, Sky, Shore, James Street, Westport – tel: 00353 (0)98 27122 or 087 9258134/9972400 w: www.seaskyshore.com

 

Photographic Studios

Michael Gannon – Bridge Street, Westport – tel: 086 8431244

 

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