Westport & Islands of the Wild Atlantic Way

Acknowledged as one of the best places to live in Ireland, Westport is a fabulous town with picturesque views. Full of Irish charm and offering a warm Irish welcome, we are based at our fantastic new hotel in the centre of the town, the Wyatt Hotel. From here, our new
itinerary takes in stunning Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Farm and a day trip to the beautiful islands of Clare and Achill.

 

Grant says…
“A charming hotel right in the heart of Westport and all it has to offer. This atmospheric hotel offers excellent Irish hospitality in a comfortable setting – be sure to enjoy a
drink in Cobblers bar!”
PACKAGED ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Kylemore Abbey & Glen Keen Farm
We spend this morning at stunning Kylemore Abbey, the home of Benedictine nuns since 1920, and one of Ireland’s best loved attractions, set amongst the
splendour of the Connemara landscape. The nuns have restored the abbey, gothic church and beautiful 6 acre Victorian walled garden, which is divided in two by a
mountain stream. There is also a new visitor experience that tells the story of the abbey through the generations. We have free time to explore and enjoy lunch in the
stylish café before we make our way to Glen Keen Farm, one of Ireland’s largest sheep farms, with a rich history of tradition and heritage that spans six generations. On our 90 minute visit, we enjoy a guided walk that takes in a live sheep herding demonstration along with tea/coffee, home baked scones and a traditional Irish music session.

Day 3 Westport Driver’s Day Off
This morning, our guide will meet us at our hotel from where we will enjoy a 1 hour guided walking tour of Westport town. Our expert local guide will tell us all we need to know about Westport including fascinating facts on its history and culture, and we will hear all the insider information on the best places to go for everything - from the best pubs and Irish music to the best ice cream and hot chocolate! Once in receipt of all this useful information, we spend the rest of the day exploring at leisure.

Day 4 Clare Island
We head to Roonagh quay this morning, from where we take a 15 minute boat trip across to Clare Island. Famous as the ancestral home of the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley (Granuaile), the island is just 5 miles by 3 miles long but for such a small island is rich in history and culture. On arrival, we are met by our guide who will give us an Island Heritage Talk before we visit Granuaile’s Castle. We can enjoy a stroll around the picturesque harbour and beach before enjoying a soup and sandwich lunch at the Sailor’s Bar. After lunch, we catch the early afternoon ferry to Achill Island, where we meet our coach. We spend free time in Keel, which boasts a beautiful 3km white sandy beach, before we travel back to the mainland via the bridge, enjoying the stunning scenery as we go.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

The Wyatt Hotel

Westport, County Mayo
AAAA Collection Hotel New to Albatross
Located in the heart of glorious Westport town, this charming boutique hotel offers a very warm Irish welcome and excellent bar and lounge facilities. All 92 traditionally designed bedrooms are to a good size and standard and all are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel is popular with guests and locals alike and features an intimate style restaurant, a popular brasserie bar and a large traditional bar with plenty of seating where live entertainment takes place. There is also a lovely lounge area where drinks are served. Guests also have use of the town leisure centre free of charge.

The Wyatt Hotel

Westport, County Mayo
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £386pp
Single Supplement from £92

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing Holyhead - Dublin
• Porterage & tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entertainment on 1 night
• Entrance to Kylemore Abbey
• 90 minute guided tour at Glen Keen Farm including sheep demo, tea/coffee/scones & Irish music
• 1 hour guided walking tour of Westport Town
• Boat trip to Clare Island & Achill Island including ferries, heritage talk, Granuaile’s Castle & soup/ sandwich lunch
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£386 for 5 days

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