Wesport House was designed in the 18th Century by Richard Cassel and English architect James Wyatt who was also responsible for the design of Westport town itself. The site is run by direct descendants of Grace O’Malley, the legendary pirate queen who ruled the seas around Mayo in the 16th century. Here one can view architecturally stunning rooms many of which still contain their complete original features including artwork offering an insight into the fascinating history of the region. In addition there is currently and exhibition of waxwork figures in tribute to the literary arts, music and achievements of the West of Ireland.
The historical building is located in beautiful settings overlooking Clew Bay surrounded by attractive parkland, where visitors can enjoy the many lakes, terraces and immaculate gardens. The grounds contain a huge variety of activities including a children’s animal and bird park, a log flume, an indoor play park, pitch and putt, rowing boats and a miniature railway all of which are guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
For more information please visit the Westport House website.