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- Posted on: 31/05/2023 -

Westport, Co. Mayo is a beautiful town located on the west coast of Ireland. It is a popular destination for tourists, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding countryside.  Westport is known for its lively music scene, with many pubs and venues hosting traditional Irish music sessions throughout the summer. The town itself is full of charm, with colourful buildings, quaint shops, and delicious restaurants serving fresh seafood and local cuisine. There are many things to do in this popular little town that are perfect for the summer season. Here are some of the best summer activities in Westport, Co. Mayo:


1. Horse Riding

Westport is home to several equestrian centres that offer horse riding lessons and treks. Beach and countryside horse riding are popular in Westport, and there are many guided tours available for those who want to explore the countryside on horseback. Centres include: Carrowholly Stables, Drummindoo, Go Trekking


2. Walking and Cycling

Westport is a great place for walking and cycling enthusiasts. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has many scenic routes to explore. The Great Western Greenway is a 42km off-road cycling and walking trail that runs from Westport to Achill Island. It is a great way to explore the countryside and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Westport.


3. Golf

Westport is home to Westport Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course. The course offers stunning views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay, perfect for a summer round of golf.


5. Water Sports

Westport is located on the coast and is a great place for water activities. Swimming, angling, and kayaking are popular activities for locals and tourists alike. Westport Leisure Park is a great place to go for a swim, with free access for Wyatt Hotel guests.


6. Trad Music

Westport is a hub for traditional Irish music, with many pubs hosting live music sessions. Cobbler’s Bar offers’ live trad music on Thursdays and Sundays from 8:30pm. 


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