Guided walks of the historic planned town of Westport are conducted twice weekly, during July and August at 8.00 pm starting at The Clock (top of Bridge Street).
Walks can also be arranged by appointment.
Participants of the walk are taken on a journey back in time, to when the O'Malley Clan (Grace O'Malley) ruled this area. They walk through the early part of the town, hear the story of Westport and the 1798 Rebellion and the hanging of the rebel Johnny Gibbons.
Holy Trinity Church (built 1860's) is visited and the tree lined Georgian malls along the Carrowbeg river are explored.
The Walk finishes where it starts, at The Clock. Duration approx 90 minutes.
Clew Bay Heritage Centre
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Some interesting items can be viewed here
- Advertisement from Faulkners Dublin Journal l767
- Altar Stone from Westport Workhouse
- Ammunition Belt
- Autograph Book 1923
- Barber's Chair 1926
- Bottle sealed by marble from Livingstone's Brewery
- Bullet Marked Dish
- Cannon Ball c.1680
- Cash Register c. 1850
- Collection of Medals from the Boer War
- Cross Inscribed Quern Stone
- Cross-inscribed Slab
- Hand Grenade
- Ledger from Mulloys Ironmongers, and Hardware Store
- Letter Weighing Scales
- Lucky 4 penny piece l844
- Magic Lantern c. 1900
- Mould for making altar breads
- Portrait of Maud Gonne MacBride
- Rockfleet Castle
- Rocking Horse
- Sash of Maud Gonne MacBride
- Scientific Equipment used in National Schools from l900s
- Sculpture of Ernie O'Malley, Freedom Fighter and Author 1897 - 1957
- Spinning Wheel of Maud Gonne MacBride
- Terra Marique Putens
- Window bars from Westport Workhouse
- Wooden Door