TOURIST INFORMATION

New! Westport Tourist Office

The Tourist Information Office in Westport is operated by Discover Ireland and is now located on Bridge Street in the heart of the town. For information on activities, festivals, accommodation, dining, transport and much more drop in, call or email the office on  Bridge Street, Westport, Mayo. Telephone: +353 98 25711 , email: westport@failteireland.ie, web: www.discoverireland.ie/Activities-Adventure/westport-tourist-office/48367

Please click  here for opening hours.

 

The Quay Kiosk

The Quay Kiosk offers an information service to both locals and visitors through a display board, an info media touchscreen and a locator map of Westport.

A telephone is available for visitors to enable them to contact advertisers to check availability and obtain more information. Calls are free up to 3 minutes duration.

 

The Kiosk is open throughout the year

 • 7 days a week

 • 12+ hours a day

 

Main Components

1. Display board

2. Map and location lights

3. Phone - Info/Bookings

4. Touchscreen

5. Wheelchair accessible screen and phone

 

1. Display Board

There are 36 tourism-related businesses advertised on the display board. All advertisers are also displayed on the touchscreen.

 

2. Locator Map

If the premises you require is in Westport town you can press a red button next to the insert on the display board and a red light will shine on the locator map on the right-hand side of the Kiosk. This will show you where the premises is located in relation to where you are standing.

 

3. The Touchscreen

Information on the touchscreen is available in 4 languages: English, Irish, French and German. There is also information about local walks, drives, amenities etc.

 

4. Email Facility

There is an email facility on the touchscreen. A message is automatically attached that promotes Westport & & Co. Mayo.

 

5. Camera

The in-built camera has a 6 second timer, allowing visitors to step back from the Kiosk, get their photograph taken and attach it to their email.

 

Clew Bay Heritage Centre

Situated in a 19th Century building on the Quay, the Clew Bay Heritage Centre traces the history of Westport and the Clew Bay area from pre-Christian times to the present. Artifacts, documents and photographs connected with the general Westport area provide a basis for the presentation of local history, customs and traditions.

Walks are on Wednesday mornings at 11am (July & August).

Opening Times:

June, July, August: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. Sunday, 3pm to 5pm

September & May : Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm.

Website: www.westportheritage.com

Email: westportheritage@eircom.net

 

Displays include Memorabilia on:

• Ireland's struggle for Independence

• World War II

• The Railway

• The Port of Westport

• Miscellaneous artifacts from the Westport region

• Croagh Patrick and the Churches of Westport

• The Spanish Civil War

• Grace O'Malley (Granuaile) and the O'Malley Clan

• Model of Westport Town and Quay

• A Selection of Coins

• The Moores of Moore Hall

• Westport House and the Brownes

• 1798 Rebellion in Westport

 

Displays on Mayo authors:

• George Moore

• George A Birmingham

• Elanor Fairburn

• Michael Mullen

 

Genealogical Service

This service is backed up by an extensive computer database based on Church records, census returns local newspapers and street directories. You will find our genealogy service useful for researching your Westport roots.

 

Guided Walks

Guided Walks of historic planned town of Westport are conducted twice weekly during July and August at 8.00pm starting at the Clock. Walks are also available during the year by appointment.

 

Opening Hours:

April 1st to 30th Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 3.00pm

May 1st to September 30th Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm

June 1st to August 30th Sunday, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

October 1st to October 31st Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 3.00pm

For enquiries:

 

Phone +353 (0)98 26852

www.museumsofmayo.com/clewbay.htm