Westport, designated as one of Bord Failte's (Irish Tourist Board) heritage towns is one of the main tourist destinations in the West of Ireland. The town plays host to many festivals throughout the year. In May, the Westport "Europe Food & Culture Festival" brings European cuisine and culture to this cosmopolitan town. Many hotels and restaurants serve delicious gourmet European food and there is entertainment European style in the evenings.
The Westport Street Festival (July/August) offers free nightly entertainment, open air concerts and plenty of fun for children during the day. The Horse and Pony Fair and the Patrician Week attract many visitors in September, and the Westport Arts Festival attracts the best in contemporary theatre, opera, traditional music, and jazz.
Westport's proximity to many blue flag beaches and magnificent scenic drives ensures a unique holiday to suit all visitor tastes.
"Connemara is a savage beauty", Oscar Wilde
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