The fascinating history of Westport House goes back to the 1500s when the famous Pirate Queen of Connaught, Grace O'Malley, built one of her castles here. Just outside of the pretty heritage town of Westport, the current house – built in 1730 has lots of artefacts, artwork and treasures.
Learn all about the history of the house through 30 stunning rooms and six permanent exhibitions and don't forget to visit the dark dungeons where Grace O'Malley once kept her prisoners. After soaking up the beautiful interiors, stroll around the impressive gardens and enjoy the riverside walk, Spanish Armada Cannons or the Famine pots.
If you have children under twelve, The Pirate Adventure Park has lots of rides, slides, boats and trains and the Adventure Activity Centre. Go for a paddle on the giant swan pedalo boats on the lake or take a turn on the bouncy castle or go-karting.
- One of Mayo's top attractions.
- Stunning grounds and historic house.
- Adventure park for the kids with indoor and outdoor areas.
- Cafe opens in summer.
- Bird of prey centre and show.
After your visit to Westport House hop on the Westport Train Tour for a 1-hour sightseeing tour of historic Westport town and quay.