[ Date: July 23, 2017 02:59 am ]
Achill Half Marathon & 10k
The event, in its current format, has been staged in Achill since 2007 and is approved by Athletics Ireland.
Ticketed event – find out more @ www.achillmararthon.com
Every Tuesday in July & August – Show starts at 8pm
Described in the national media as a “tour de force” and following sell-out performances over the summer of 2016, “Patrick” will return to the Westport theatre stage every Tuesday night for July and August 2017. The show centers on original pieces of live music, dance and cinematic imagery as collaborative forms of narration to explore the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint – Patrick.
For tickets and more info check out www.westporttheatre.com
Clew Bay Garden Bike Trail
Different dates and venues in Westport for the month of July
Clew Bay Garden Trail provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors and residents to explore the unique gardens along the shores of Clew Bay. Stunning views, inspiration and tranquility are all on offer for your adventure along this beautiful coastline. All gardens open in aid of Charity.
Find list of events @ www.clewbaygardentrail.ie
Louisburgh Horse Show
Sunday, 16th July
Founded in 1968 the Louisburgh Horse Show was a welcome attraction to this idyllic location in the West of Ireland. Today the Louisburgh Horse Show maintains it strong connection with horse lovers everywhere.
For more information go to: www.louisburghhorseshow.ie
24th & 25th July – Evening
The Ballinrobe Races are a real family event. Entertaining families since 1921 at this racecourse, we pride ourselves on our racing heritage coupled with a tangible appreciation of the future. Ballinrobe has a rich tradition of horseracing. Records show that Ballinrobe hosted a steeplechase back in 1834 and there are records of meetings back as far as 1774. The Ballinrobe Races hosts the best in the business under the benign shadow of the Partry Mountains and the majestic strength of the old oak trees. At Ballinrobe, the races are an integral part of the community; the spirit is free and westerly, the air is fresh, the scenery is splendid, the people are the best. The bookies will entertain, the covered pavilion will comfort, and the sun will shine.
Find out more @ www.ballinroberacecourse.ie
Westport Golf Club Open Week
29th July – 5th August
In 1908 Westport golf club was founded at Trafalgar Park, now Known as Horkan’s Hill, just a ten minute walk from Westport town center. 1815 saw a new course being developed at Old Carrowholly and in 1927, with a membership of 80, the first Pavilion was built. Golf continued to be enjoyed by countless numbers on this 9 hole course until 1973
Find out more @ www.westportgolfclub.com
Croagh Patrick Annual Pilgrimage
Sunday 30th July
Reek Week is a celebration of the Gathering for Faith at Croagh Patrick. The week long event that will include:
• Mass on the summit each day.
• Historical and heritage talks in the evening.
• Rare old photographic exhibition
• Music session in Murrisk
• Guided Walks
The National Pilgrimage Day for climbing Croagh Patrick is always the last Sunday in July and is a very special day for locals and visitors alike.
Find out more about Croagh Patrick @ http://www.croagh-patrick.com/
Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park
Open daily in July
Westport House, Westport, Co. Mayo
A day pass to Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park provides unlimited use all day of all of the following attractions:
- Rides including the Cannonball Run slide, Pirate Queen Swinging Shipand Pirates Plunge – Ireland’s ONLY log flume ride
- Great outdoors in this beautiful parkland and lakeside setting
- Swan Pedalo Boatson the lake
- Bouncy Castle
- Go Karting
- Westport House Express– choo choo! – take a ride on our miniature railway
- Real-life Dungeons in Westport House – now decorated in a Grace O’Malley Maritime-theme to depict her sea-faring lifestyle
- Picnic sites, the Galley and the Old Kitchen Cafe in the basement of Westport House
- Pirates Playgroundby Gracy’s Bar & Cafe
- Pirates Den, our indoor soft play area
- NEW IN 2017– the Helter Skelter and Chair-o-Planes are included in your ticket!
Check their website for more details @ www.wetporthouse.ie