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: Belfast Dublin Wexford Cork
: Claremorris for Dublin
: N17 Galway to Sligo, N5 Dublin
Our holiday cottage, situated in what is the rural splendour of beautiful County Mayo, Ireland and yet only a few miles from the artisan village of Kiltimagh and the vibrant town of Claremorris with their many restaurants and amenities. Knock Marian Shrine is nearby and for shoppers the City of Galway and Castlebar are hard to beat 'who needs Dublin when you have Castlebar' is what the locals say!
Also within an hour's scenic drive is the west Atlantic coast, Joyce's Country and the beautiful Connemara National Park. Westport and clew bay offer local fishing, golf, horse riding and climbing with the holy mountain of Craig Patrick always beckoning in the distance. There are many historical sites and places of interest to visit traditional pubs, 'ceol agus craic' and excellent food.
The rivers Shannon and Moy, loughs Mask, Corrib and Conn and Killala bay, Ireland's only fford are nearby as is the town of Ballina and the famous Foxford woollen mills and the Aran and Achill island.
Other Activities: Shopping, Cinema, Theatre, Restaurants, Scenic Drives
Golf: Westport Golf Club, which played host to the 2002 Smurfit Irish P.G.A. Championship, is a magnificent 18 hole parkland course with breath taking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. A comfortable opening six holes allow the foundation of a solid round to be laid before the course steps up a gear with the newly shaped 7th hole.
Westport will leave great memories of a unique course on the shores of Clew Bay. Each hole offers a challenge under the watchful eye of Croagh Patrick. The 11th, with its Everest-like fairway, the par three 12th and the index one, par four 13th is our Amen Corner.
Westport Golf Club is located just 5 minutes drive out of Westport town – renowned for its charisma and continental flavour, Westport’s cheerful, multi-coloured shop fronts jostle for attention with an attractive selection of pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants.
Little wonder it has become one of Ireland’s most popular and cosmopolitan holiday destinations. One of the few planned towns in Ireland, it was designed in the 18th Century by James Wyatt, with many outstanding features, most notably the beautiful and unique boulevard known as The Mall, running parallel to the Carrowbeg River