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Small-Group Tours in Ireland: Destination Westport

For the Overland Ireland team, Westport will always have a special place in our hearts. Some of us have spent a good few years there! Few towns in Ireland can match Westport’s charisma and continental flavour. Cheerful, multi-coloured buildings jostle for attention, and there’s an attractive selection of shops, pubs, cafés, and restaurants.

It’s little wonder it has become one of the most popular destinations on our small-group Ireland tours.

A safe haven, Westport kisses the southeast shores of the Atlantic inlet of Clew Bay. It lies against the stunning backdrop of the protective Croagh Patrick and under the watchful eye of the chapel at its peak.

And this is an award-winning town too! At various points, Westport has been crowned The Best Place to Live in Ireland, Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town, and the Retail Excellence Best Town in Ireland.

For these reasons and many more, Westport is a popular stop on some of our tours. These include the Ultimate Ireland 10-Day Tour, the Great Atlantic Adventure 7-Day Tour, and the Wild West and North Ireland 6-Day Tour, to name a few.

If you’ve got an independent spirit, Westport is also featured in some of our Ireland self-drive tour packages!

Westport Ireland, Irish Adventure holidays

Best known for its association with Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, who is said to have fasted for 40 days at the summit in 441 AD, Croagh Patrick has been a pilgrimage destination since pre-Christian times. And although it’s a mighty challenge, everyone always agrees that the views from the top are well worth it.

Check out our Guide to Hiking Ireland’s Croagh Patrick to find out more about this one-of-a-kind experience!

Our accommodation provider in Westport is the Elephant B&B, a boutique B&B that serves amazing breakfasts. The meat they serve comes from their own butcher next door! And when you’re ready for a good few pints of Guinness and some great music, Westport’s charming pubs have everything you’re looking for.

Are you ready to book one of our Ireland tours? Please get in touch if you have any questions for the Overland Ireland team.

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