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.
Irish road hazard-near Westport
National Famine Monument, Murrisk