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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