Ireland is an extremely culture driven country and this has a lot to do with its history.
Westport is a place which encompases the meaning of being Irish. Its friendly pub scene accompanied by its wonderful traditional music, amazing restaurants with wonderful local seafood and produce. Makes it an amazing place to spend some time. The historical monuments within the town such as westport house, the holy trinity church (church of Ireland), etc. are all in a place which is in the shadow of Ireland's most famous Mountain, Croagh Patrick home to the resting place of St. Patrick.