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[ Date: November 23, 2017 05:26 am ]

Walking

OLD RAILWAY WALK, From the Quay to Westport Town

Web: www.mayowalks.ie/WalkingTrails/Greenway/WestportGreenway

The old Railway Walk links the Quay area of Westport to the centre of Westport town. It is about 2.5 km in length and is a beautiful way to walk in and out of town. On the way why not stop off at the Skate Park, the playground or kick a ball on the Astroturf pitch.

 

GREAT WESTERN GREENWAY

Web: www.greenway.ie

The Greenway traverses 42km’s around Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and visits the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny (Mallaranny). It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands

 

GUIDED TOUR OF WESTPORT TOWN

Web: www.westportheritage.com/walks.html

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

 

CROAGH PATRICK – HOLY MOUNTAIN AND VISITOR CENTRE

Teach Na Miasa, Murrisk, Westport, Co. Mayo
Email: info@croagh-patrick.com    Tel: 098 64114

Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.  The tradition of pilgrimage to this holy mountain stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption.

 

BALLYCROY NATIONAL PARK

Ballycroy, Westport, Co. Mayo    Web: www.ballycroynationalpark.ie
Tel: 098 49996

Admission FREE

Ballycroy National Park was established in 1998, it comprises of 11,000 hectares of Atlantic Blanket Bog and mountainous terrain covering a vast uninhabited and unspoilt wilderness dominated by the Nephin Beg Mountain range.

Open March to September – Daily – 10am – 5.30pm

 

For more information on other walks in the Mayo area please visit this website:
www.mayowalks.ie/WalkingTrails/Greenway/WestportGreenway/