Westport, Connacht, Ireland

This evening, I am posting information on the pleasant town of Westport which is situated in Clew Bay on the N.W. coast of Ireland. Summary facts and information:

  • Population 5500.
  • Established 1780. Designed by James Wyatt in Georgian style of architecture. The Carrowbeg river runs through the town. See image below,
  • Noted for high quality of life.
  • Well resourced with bars, restaurants and hotels.
  • Popular tourist destination. Visitors are attracted by Connemara, Achill Island, Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick  (sacred mountain).
  • Numerous festivals are held throughout the year.
  • Ireland’s National Famine Monument is located nearby, at Murrisk.

Carrowbeg River, Westport, Ireland

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