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Mangos Restaurant is situated sixty metres from Elephant Guest House at the top of Bridge Street in the centre of Westport town. It has mainly a Seafood Menu but has other offerings as well to suit other tastes. Mangos Restaurant is definitely one of the more popular venues to dine in while staying in Westport Town. If seafood is your preferred delicacy this restaurant is not to be missed. It is very popular among locals and tourists alike and you can be assured of the freshest produce. Many of our guests have commented on the relaxed atmosphere and the friendly and efficient staff.
Bridge Street,Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel: +353 (0)98 24999
Torrinos Restaurant has been firmly established in Westport for many years with a great reputation. It is situated on Market Lane just off the centre of Bridge Street. The food fare has a predominantly Italian theme with great choices from its A la carte menu and specials board. Everything is good and the Pizzas are great. The Market Lane entrance is just beside Cosy Joe’s pub and can also be accessed directly from the car park.
Market Lane, Bridge Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel: +353 (0)98 28338
La Bella Vita
La Bella Vita is another long established Westport restaurant. It is situated on High Street just beyond the Westport Town Clock and less than one hundred metres from Elephant Guest House. La Bella Vita has an impressive diverse menu and with a name like that it is of course Italian based. It has a great selection that will please everyones palate and the Italian staff prepare some truly authentic Italian dishes. Every thing on the menu is mouth watering and deliciously prepared and if you like your deserts you are in for an unbelievable treat.
High Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel: +353 (0)98 29771
An Port Mór
An Port Mór is a relatively new addition to Westport’s restaurants. It maybe new but it has made an impressive impact locally and nationally with its food. The restaurant is only a hundred and fifty metres away from Elephant Guest House on Brewery Place. Access is through small lane beside Moran’s Pub on Bridge Street. The menu is quite diverse with a choice for everyone. Quality food sourced locally is always on the menu and the dish presentation is perfect not to mention the taste.
1 Brewery Place, Bridge Street, Westport, Co. Mayo Tel: +353 (0)98 26730
The Pantry & Corkscrew
The Pantry & Corkscrew is one of those unique places you come across now and again and always wished you had discovered it earlier. It is run by a husband and wife Dermott Flynn and Janice O’Rourke. The character of this venue is second to none and the detail in the decor is all around you. It feels like the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening with friends or family. The day and evening menu differ which is also great so you can visit more than once! The menu has a great seafood choice and a fantastic array of meat dishes. It doesn’t stop there, organic Irish beef, free range eggs, local produce and “Creative Vegetarian Options Always Available”. It is situated just off the Octagon and “St. Patricks Monument” towards Quay Street.
The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel:+353 (0)98 26977
Sage Restaraunt is another Restaurant only two minutes walk away from Elephant Guest House on High Street just pass the Westport town Clock on the right hand side. The Sage is under new ownership since 2013 and it has a wonderful menu where local produce is used and everything is scored to order. If meat dishes or seafood is to your taste you will be spoilt by the choice and presentation. Most dishes are coeliac friendly and gluten free bread is also on offer. The sage restaurant serves an Early Bird menus and is the perfect venue to spend an evening with friends.
Sage Restaurant, 10 High Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel:+353 (0)98 56700
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Matt Molloys pub is only a short hundred meter walk away. With free music every night you are guaranteed to be entertained with the best Irish Traditional Musicians and Bands. On occasion they have paid concerts at the rear of the pub with a dedicated stage and bar. International and Irish musicians frequently use the pub on their national and international tours to have an intimate musical experience with their audience. Locals and tourists alike frequent Molloys all throughout the year. Matt Molloy when not on tour with the Chieftains is always sure to drop in have a chat and play some music. Not to be missed!
Bridge Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel: +353 (0)98 26655
McGings pub on High Street is legendary. It has a unique chilled out atmosphere and on the nights that there are bands playing the energy is electric. It is a great pub for up and coming and established bands. Blues, Traditional, Cajun and Jazz is the eclectic mix you can expect in McGings. It still has the old traditional feel of the way pubs used to be. The exterior and interior is still very much the same as it always has been. Genuine and unspoiled!
McGings, High Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel: +353 (0)98 29743
The West Bar and Restaurant located at the bottom of Bridge Street just on the corner is a great venue for food and entertainment or just chilling and taking it easy. It has recently been taken owner by local management who have put their own unique stamp on a well known venue. Inside the West there are lots of “Nooks and Crannies” where you can sit down and relax, have a pint listen to the music or taste their award winning Seafood Chowder. The restaurant upstairs has a great reputation and a varied menu. Locals and tourists alike mingle here and it is a perfect location to meet up with friends or just walk in and make some new ones.
The West Bar And Restaurant, Bridge St, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel:+353 (0)98 25886
Walsh’s Bar (Blouser’s)
Blouser’s Bar at the top of James Street is one of the original Irish pubs that you just can’t miss. It has changed little and still has that feel of a local Irish pub. And it’s exactly because of that you will feel welcome. Locals and visitors alike are welcomed here. The bar has been run by the same family for years.The owner and barman Paul is always on hand with any local knowledge you need and he also pulls a great pint of Guinness! Good music on the weekends and it has been known for a great Salsa Club upstairs during the winter months. Blouser’s is refreshingly not plastic or pretends to be anything but just a perfect pub. A haven in the middle of Westport.
Walsh’s Bar, James Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel:+353 (0)98 24983
Moran’s Pub on Bridge Street is unique! Just a walk through the front door and you’ll see why. If it’s a traditional Irish pub that hasn’t changed in years this is it. There is a small shop that still operates as you enter the pub. Just enough to get the essentials and it has been known as the overflow at busy times. The shop is the tempting lure that leads into the pub proper. A long narrow bar awaits you with bar stools for those that like to sit at the counter. Tables and chairs are right beside the bar as well for those that prefer to sit at tables. A good stretch of your arms will get your drink served from the bar counter to the table or a friendly punter will gladly pass it on. There is no shortage of banter in Johny’s pub and there is quite a few sporting experts willing to give you jovial advice of the inefficiencies of your favourite sporting team.
Johny Moran’s Bar, Bridge Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
Hoban’s bar situated at the Octagon Westport is a great place to find a music session going on most nights of the week. The pub is well laid out and has a bar, lounge and music room. It’s a really cosy spot at night or even during the day. Hoban’s is a great spot for visitors and locals alike and if you like music you have come to the right place. Visitors have been known to take part in some of the music sessions. So if you fancy a tune and a good atmosphere you won’t be disappointed with Hoban’s on the Octagon.
Hobans Pub, The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel: +353 (0)98 27249
The Great Western Greenway
The Great Western Greenway is a 42km cycling and walking route from Westport to Achill Island. It has been specifically developed to be user friendly and uses the old railway line from Westport to Achill. The Great Western Greenway passes through Newport and Mulranny and the views along the way are only spectacular. Its great for adults and children alike and there is multiple bicycle rental shops in Westport, Newport, Mulranny and Achill. Some of the bicycle rental shops offer tandems, child carriers, bicycle trailers and even electric bikes for those that don’t want to pedal. There are options available to cycle the route one way and have you and your bike picked up or delivered at either end of the route or anywhere along the way.
Westport HouseWestport House is one Westport’s oldest tourist attractions. The house is on the grounds of where Grace O’Malley the famous pirate queen once had one of her castles. The Browne family are Grace O’Malley’s direct descendants and have opened the house to the public since the 1960’s. The house and grounds are wonderful to see with wonderful architecture and landscaping. It’s not all about the house anymore. Westport house is truly a fun filled day for all the family. They have a Pirate Adventure Park with its rides and slides, large Swan Pedalo’s on the lake, go carting, miniature ride on railway and bouncy castle. For the more adventurous , you can take part in archery, sky challenge and high ropes frame, tree climbing, zip wire, combat games and archery tag.
Westport House, Quay Road, Westport, Co. Mayo, Tel:+353 (0)98 27766
The Ceide Fields
The Ceide Fields is a Neolithic stone age site in North Mayo just fifty miles away from Elephant Guest House in Westport. It dates back over 6000 years and has the oldest stone walled fields in the world. It has a fantastic interpretative centre perched above the cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean. The destination is well worth a visit and is only complimented by the wonderful scenic drives that will take you there.
Centre Opening Hours
30th March – End May: Daily 10.00 – 17.00
June – End September: Daily 10.00 – 18.00
1st October – 29th October: Daily 10.00 – 17.00
Last tour 1 hour before closing.
Winter months – available for group bookings.
Average length of visit: 2 hours
The Ceide Fields Centre, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
Telephone:+353 (0)96 43325
Croagh Patrick Mountain
Croagh Patrick or The Reek as its know to locals is a wonderful 2,500ft high conical mountain shading the town of Westport. It is only seven miles away from Elephant Guest House along a wonderful stretch of Atlantic Coastline. There is a path starting in Murrisk going all the way to the top where you will find a church just at the pinnacle. It is quite safe and it is a great walk but not for the faint-hearted as there are some steep parts to navigate. As with all mountains the weather can change very quickly and what starts out, as been a sunny day can quickly change to wind and rain. Be prepared and take food, water and appropriate clothes. It is said that Saint Patrick spent forty days and forty nights on the summit while travelling Ireland. It was here that he banished all the snakes from Ireland and to this day Ireland is snake free! That’s why it is also known as Ireland’s Holy Mountain.
Doolough And Killary Harbour
Doolough And Killary Harbour is one of the most fantastic and breathtaking drives in Ireland and it’s only a short drive from Elephant Guest House. Travelling from Westport to Louisburgh passing by Croagh Patrick at Murrisk you are in for an unforgettable drive anytime of year. At Louisburgh you head towards Leenaune Village. The drive takes you through a wonderful valley with Doolough Lake meandering by the roadside with the mountain of Mwelrea on one side and Glenummera on the other. The scenery though the Delphi River basin is exceptional before you come to the northern side of The Killary Harbour. It is here enroute to Leenaune village that you can take in the spectacle of Irelands only Fjord with mountains on both sides and the Atlantic Ocean and Killary Harbour below. It doesn’t finish here though; you still have to see the lovely Ashleigh Falls before stooping off for some refreshments in Leenaune. The quick drive back to Westport and your round trip was only fifty miles. Allow plenty of time for stops because there will be so many photograph taking opportunities it always takes longer than you thought.
Achill Island And The Wild Atlantic Way
Achill Island And The Wild Atlantic Way is one of those drives that you will always remember. It will stay with you for a lifetime. Achill Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge and it is the largest island of the Irish coast. Achill has a relatively small population of around 3000 people, which are scattered throughout the many villages. The people are very friendly and the scenery is absolutely amazing. The valleys, mountains and cliffs of Achill are spectacular and the Atlantic Drive along the rugged coast is literally breathtaking. Keem Bay is a Signature Point of The Wild Atlantic Way and Achill has four Discovery Points. Nothing can prepare you for the Achill Drive. It changes constantly with the weather. It can look bleak and isolated from one minute to the next and then bright and inviting the next minute. But whatever it is it is always beautiful.
Elephant Guest House is ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way and Westport is half way along the worlds longest coastal trail of 2,500km. There are more than fifty discovery points and three of the fifteen major points are within an hours drive of Elephant Guest House.