Connemara National Park - 095 41323
Exhibition on Connemara landscape, Connemara
Ponies, Picnic Areas, Nature Trails, Childre's Playground, Diamond Hill Walks
Yellow Trail - 1.5km
Lower Diamond Hillwalk - 3km
Upper Diamond Hillwalk - 3.5km (442m)
Spectacular Cliffs - with large numbers of nesting birds
Hills, bogs and woodland - ideal for hill-walking
How to get there:
The island is roughly 4 miles off the mainland and a 20min ferry ride. The ferry leaves from Roonagh Pier. €12 return
What to do:
Beaches, hill walking, bird watching, diving, horse trekking, bike hire.
Kylemore Abbey - 095 52000
Originally built in 1867 as a romantic gift by Mitchell Henry to his wife. He encouraged the reclaiming of land and developed the Kylemore estate providing work, shelter and education to the locals who were recovering from the famine.
In 1920 it was purchased by the Irish Benedictine Nuns.
They opened an international boarding school and day school.
What to do there:
Visit the stunning gardens
Westport House - 098 27766
The site was once home to pirate queen Grace O'Malley and the current house was built on the site of one of her castles - the dungeons still remain. There are original paintings and antiques on display throughout the house.
The house is an excellent example of 18th century arcitecture and craftsmanship with original doors from Jamaica.
Pirate Adventure Park
Family friendly playground
House and Gardens
Ad €12/ Student or OAP €8.50/ Child €6.50
Unlimited Access to House and Adventure Park
Ad €20/ Student or OAP €18/ Child €16.50
House and Gardens: 10am - 7pm
Pirate Adventure Park: 12pm - 7pm
Clew Bay Heritage Centre - 098 26852
Situated in a 19th century building, just 2 kilometres from the centre of the historic town of Westport Clew Bay Heritage Centre, traces the history of the planned town and the Clew Bay area from pre-Christian times to the present. Artefacts, documents and photographs connected with the general Westport area provide a basis for the presentation of local history, customs and traditions
Open all year: Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm
June to September: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
July and August: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, plus Sunday 3pm - 5pm