– (Cathair na Mart - The Stone Fort of the Beeves) is located
at the Southwest extremity of Clew Bay and is the largest coastal
town in Mayo. The English architect James Watt designed Westport in
the 18th century.
Westport is near the popular religious site of Croagh Patrick where
St. Patrick fasted for forty days and forty nights. There are excellent
beaches and water sports in the area, including a championship golf
course. Unique, locally produced knitwear and pottery is available
from merchants. Westport sponsors an Arts Festival each September.
NOTE: The entrance to Anchor buildings is directly
to the right of the entrance to the Jester Pub on Bridge Street.