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Day Trips from Westport

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Day Trips from Westport

Hello! Is it feasible to drive from Westport to Sligo, Donegal, or even farther and return the same day?

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1. Re: Day Trips from Westport

To Sligo, the southern end of Donegal and Fermanagh, it is very feasible

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2. Re: Day Trips from Westport

Great; I appreciae the information.

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3. Re: Day Trips from Westport

From Westport to Sligo is about hour and 15, by car. properly add an hour or so for public transport. Im very loyal to Westport! have you look at all the amenities there before venturing outside the county!!!

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4. Re: Day Trips from Westport

The best day trip from Westport is back to Louisburgh and the Famine trail to Doolough.

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5. Re: Day Trips from Westport

Hmm, Harvey I might argue that the best day trip from Westport is a drive out to Achill Island! :-)

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6. Re: Day Trips from Westport

If going to Achill a stop at Rockfleet castle is a must!My mother lways told me that GráinneMhaol slept with the mooring rope of her fleet of ships around her ankle and until I saw Rockfleet I didn't think it possible!!

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7. Re: Day Trips from Westport

Perfectly feasible - driving from Westport to Sligo town is about an hour and Sligo town to Donegal town is about the same. If instead of heading up to Donegal you want to journey across the border to Fermanagh then Sligo town to Enniskillen is around half an hour...

Interesting stops along the way up to Sligo town would include: the Museum of Country Life just outside Castlebar, Mayo (about 15 minutes drive from Westport); the Foxford Woollen Mills in Foxford, Mayo (about 30 minutes drive from Westport); the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland at Carrowmore, Sligo (about 45 minutes from Westport)

www.museum.ie/en/intro/country-life.aspx

mayo-ireland.ie/Mayo/Towns/FxFrd/WoolMill.htm

heritageireland.ie/en/…

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8. Re: Day Trips from Westport

Great information! Much appreciated!

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9. Re: Day Trips from Westport

Thanks a lot! I plan to stay several days around Westport. The family farm is outside of Newport where my grandfather was raised; I have a cousin still living there.

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10. Re: Day Trips from Westport

The late Pricess Grace of Monaco's people came from between Newport and Castlebar. Ask your cousin if he/she knows any of the stories about her visit to her ancestors' home.

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