[ Date: July 23, 2017 02:56 am ]
Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival
9th – 11th June
In its 10th year, the festival is a 3 day event of the best local, national and international folk and bluegrass acts drawing musicians and music lovers from all over the world to enjoy quality music in the beautiful surroundings of Westport.
Find out more @ www.westportfolkbluegrass.com
The Westport Triathlon is a sprint distance triathlon based around Westport and Clewbay. The race is in its 7th year now and it is getting more and more popular. The 750m swim is based around the point in Westport. This is followed by a 20km cycle on a back route along the coast road to Croagh Patrick, hopefully you will be able to take in the stunning views of Clew Bay on the way, the final stage is a 5km run through the grounds of Westport House.
Ticketed event – more information www.westporttriathlonclub.ie
Westport Food Festival
23rd – 25th June
Several events are scheduled for the three-day festival including the Food Village & Fringe Festival held on the 24th, a midsummer Banquet at Westport House, Foody Tours (Wine & Gin Appreciation Sessions), Kids Pizza Making, Kids Cupcake Decorating, Catch ‘n’Cook, Seaweed Foraging and Mushroom Foraging.
Find out more @ www.westportfoodfestival.ie
Westport Sea Angling Festival
23rd – 25th June
Westport Sea Angling Festival was was established in 1956 and immediately broke all records in fishing terms and in the clientele it attracted. Westport Quay buzzed with the many languages of the anglers of many nations who came in great numbers year after year to do battle with the fish in Clew Bay.
Find out more @ www.westportseaanglingfestival.eu
Gaelforce West is the largest one day adventure race in Europe. It is the one you strive for and the one that will keep you coming back to try and master it. From complete adventure novices to honed athletes there is a place for everyone in Gaelforce West and we strive to make it accessible to all. There are no losers with Gaelforce West, only finishers. Beginning on a crescent-shaped white sand beach in the dawn light you will make your way through 66km of the most demanding and magnificent areas of Connemara and Mayo, on foot, by kayak and by bike. The old Famine greenway along Killary Fjord, the summit of Croagh Patrick, the crest of Drummin hill and the final descent into historic Westport quay will all carve their place in your heart. So ready, set , GO!
Ticketed event – more information @ www.gaelforceevents.com
The Carrowniskey Races
Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
Start your summer on Sunday 25th June at 12pm with a day at the Carrowniskey Races and family fun day. There will be ten races on the beach, two local races for horses and ponies and eight MHPRA races. There will be bookies on the day to have a bet. Lots of family fun and entertainment for everybody on the day with a bouncy castle, ice cream van, food and drink stalls, public bar and dancing. New this year there will be a bicycle race and wife carrying competition.
Find more information @ www.carrowniskeyraces.ie
Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
27th June – Ladies Day
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 House and Pirate Adventure Park
Open Wednesday to Sundays in June
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.westporthouse.ie
Westport Horse & Pony Show
3rd – 5th June
June Bank Holiday Weekend
Find more information @ www.drummindoo.com
The Grainne Ale Festival
3rd & 4th June
The June Bank Holiday Weekend sees the return of The Grainne Ale Festival at Gracy’s Bar and Café in the Farmyard of Westport House, on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June (Bank Holiday Weekend) from 2.00pm to 10.00pm each day.
Free event – more information @ www.westporthouse.ie