Westport Heritage Town
Westport is situated on the shores of Clew Bay, in the shadow of Croagh Patrick and is one of the few planned towns in the country. It is an estate town, built to the plan of James Wyatt, the well known architect of the Georgian period. One of its outstanding features is the elegant tree-lined boulevard, known as The Mall. Westport was overall winner of the 2001 and 2006 National Tidy Towns Award. Guided Walks of this historic town are conducted twice weekly, during the summer months.
The history of the development of Westport, from the time it was an O’Malley stronghold in the 16th Century, to the present day, is brought alive in the Clew Bay Heritage Centre, located at Westport Quay.
|Location:||The Quay, Westport|
|Season:||April to October|
|Open Times:||Lo-season: Mon-Fri: 10.00-14.00 (17.00 hi-season)|
|Tours:||Max No: 30, Duration: 11/2-2 hours|
|Average Visit Length:||1-3 hours|
|Town Amenities:||Angling, beach, bird watching, swimming, horseriding, golf, cycling, walking|
|Entrance Fees:||Adult: €3.00 / OAP/Student: €2.00 /Child: Free|
|Restaurant:||Excellent variety of restaurants throught Westport|
|Shop:||Crafts, clothes, gifts and toys|
|Group Booking Necessary:||Yes|
Westport Heritage Walks
Every Thursday, for the months of JULY AND AUGUST 2009, Westport Historical Society run Walking Tours of the Heritage Town of Westport. Walks start at The Clock (top of Bridge Street) and last approx 90 mins. Starting Time: 11.a.m. Charge €6 per adult. Accompanied children are free. Walks for groups can be arranged at any time. Details from The Clew Bay Heritage Centre, The Quay, Westport. Tel 098 26852. Email: email@example.com
Clew Bay Heritage Centre
Situated in a 19th century building, the Clew Bay Heritage Centre, traces the history of the planned town of Westport and the Clew Bay area from pre-Christian times to the present. Artefacts, documents and photographs connected with the general Westport area provide a basis for the presentation of local history, customs and traditions. Guided tours of the centre are available. School groups of all ages are catered for. Our school programme incorporates a tour of the centre, quiz based on the displays and a guided walk of the town of Westport
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