The Essential
Westport, pleasantly set on the meandering River Carrowbeg, is an ideal base from which to explore the west coast of Mayo. An elegant and charming town, it was designed and built around 1780 for a local landowner, John Denis Browne. Until the arrival of the railway in the 19C, Westport Quay on the estuary was a busy port, with imposing 18C warehouses.