Irish Classic Tour
Thursday 23 September 1999

Day 5 - Thu: Leenane, Louisbourgh, & Westport
Drive north via Oughterard and Maam Cross to Leenane, for a stop in the village where the movie 'The Field' was made in 1990.
Continue north into County Mayo to Westport, an attractive planned town with a central mall, Georgian houses and tree-lined streets.
Leave group to hire a taxi to drive west to Louisbourgh for lunch at the Weir Hotel; down to the beach; view Crough Patrick shrouded in mist; take photos of the Murssik Abbey ruins.
Taxi back to join the group visiting the Westport House which dates from the 18th century to see the elegant furnished rooms and splendid plasterwork, (Mrs. Browne, owner, selling items at the shop)
Drive to Castlebar for dinner and overnight at the rural, isolated and quiet Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar. (B, D)


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20 Sp Mon: Bunratty Folk Park and Knappogue 21 Sp Tue: Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay 22 Sp Wed: Connemara and Kylemore Abbey 22 Sp Wed: Connemara and Kylemore Abbey 23 Sp Thu: Leenane, Louisbourgh, and Westport 24 Sp Fri: Yeats' Country, Omagh, and Donegal 25 Sp Sat: Omagh or Derry and Ulster American Folk Park 26 Sp Sun: Giant's Causeway and Glens of Antrim 27 Sp Mon: Somme Heritage Centre and Boyne Valley 28 Sp Tue: Dublin Tour and Jurys Cabaret 29 Sp Wed: Glendalough and Waterford Crystal 30 Sp Thu: Cobh Heritage Centre and Blarney Stone 1 Oc Fri: Ring of Kerry Tour 2 Oc Sat: Return to Shannon