Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, Westport

4.6
#6 of 7 in Parks in Westport
Situated in a 19th century building, just 2 kilometres from the centre of the historic town of Westport,

Clew Bay Heritage Centre traces the history of the planned town and the Clew Bay area from pre-Christian times to the present. Artefacts, documents and photographs connected with the general Westport area provide a basis for the presentation of local history, customs and traditions.

Clew Bay Heritage Centre prides itself on being a "hands on" experience, one of the few museums where visitors can touch the artefacts on display.

A scale model of Westport town is used by the guides to illustrate the history and development of the town of Westport.

Hear the story of how Grainne Uaile, of the famous O'Malley Clan got her name and how she divorced her second husband.

View the portrait of the beautiful Maud Gonne MacBride and learn of her connection with Westport.

Try your skill with our Guess What Competition.

A special schools programme is available, catering for first, second, and third level students. There are quizzes and competitions for different age groups to make the learning a fun experience.

Guided walking Tours of the historic town of Westport are available for groups throughout the year. Booking on 09826852 or 0876890711.

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  • The abandoned village on Achill Island is a great place to get in a hike and learn about a genuine mystery!  more »
  • With the Malley gene firmly claimed we return here most years. Real sense of history about our maybe just feels that way when your partner, Simon claims his great great great great great great great g...  more »
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  • No words to describe the beauty of clew bay, just outside Westport with the backdrop of Croagh Patrick breathtaking views best seen from the summit. Or if you don’t fancy the climb you can stroll along the many beaches
  • Beautiful scenic area. Unique landscape.
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