Westport, ireland

 

                                                                           Clew Bay

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.Location is fifty miles north of Galway.

 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 and Croagh Patrick (sacred mountain).
  • Numerous festivals are held throughout the year.
  • Ireland's National Famine Monument is located nearby, at Murrisk.

 

                                                               James Street, Westport



       Carrowbeg River

 


                                               Irish road hazard-near Westport 

                                                 National Famine Monument, Murrisk


 

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