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Castlebar : Michelin's recommendations


The county town of Mayo, Castlebar is a pleasant town, with the river of the same name flowing through it. On the Mall, an area where Lord Lucan (Patrick Sarsfield) once played cricket, there now stands a monument commemorating the rebellion of the United Irish in 1798, beside which is the tomb of John Moore, who was at the time president of the Connaught provisional government. Reonowned flax-trading fairs were once held in the town hall.

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Tourist attractions Castlebar : Things to see and do

  • Atlantic Drive Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    R 319 IRL - Mulrany

    Leaving from Mulrany, Atlantic Drive leads to Achill Island. Once past the bridge and Achill Sound, the road follows the southern coast, where one of Grace O'Malley's dungeons stands. A little before Cashel is the turn-off for Minaun Heights (464m), ..

  • The ideal backdrop for some 50 000 items from the national collection devoted to rural life which had hitherto languished in storage, this new museum is one of four sections of the National museum of Ireland and is sited in the restored Victorian Got..

  • Wesport House Recommended Recommended

    Westport Quay IRL - Westport

    This residence is the work of several architects. Richard Castle designed the east front in 1730, Thomas Ivory the south elevation in 1778 and James Wyatt the west front, around 1780. The lake was created during the 18C by damming the Carrowbeg River..

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Hotels Castlebar

  • Castlecourt Hotel, Spa & Leisure Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Castlebar Street IRL - Westport

    Prix Prices from : 69 €

    The family owned 4-star Castlecourt Hotel is located in the heart of Westport. It offers live music and dancing every night, a 20-metre indoor pool, gym and spa and beautifully decorated rooms. The spacious rooms at The Castlecourt Hotel, Spa & Leis..

  • Westport Country Lodge Hotel

    Aughagower IRL - Westport

    This boutique hotel has luxurious rooms and beautiful views of Croagh Patrick mountain. It is in the historic village of Aughagower, 5 minutes' drive from Westport. Each bedroom at Westport Country Lodge has a unique design, toiletries and an Italia..

  • Westport Plaza Hotel, Spa & Leisure

    Castlebar Street IRL - Westport

    In central Westport, this award-winning 4-star hotel offers king-sized beds and Italian marble bathrooms with spa baths in every luxurious room. There is a fine-dining restaurant, a health club, pool and spa. The air-conditioned rooms are beautifull..

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Restaurants Castlebar

  • Newport House Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    IRL - Newport

  • La Fougère Very comfortable restaurant 

    Knockranny IRL - Westport

    Spacious hotel restaurant with a large bar, several different seating areas and huge windows offering views to Croagh Patrick Mountain. The three menus feature fresh, local produce, including langoustines from the bay below. Formal service.

  • Tavern Traditional pubs serving food 

    IRL - Murrisk

    Vibrant pink pub with designer colours, leather banquettes and quirky basket lampshades. Wide-ranging dishes display a touch of refinement; the meats and seafood are local and the daily cheesecake is a must. Staff are smart and attentive.

  • An Port Mór Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Brewery Pl, Bridge St IRL - Westport

    Tucked away down a small alleyway and named after the chef's home village. Compact interior with shabby-chic, Mediterranean-style décor. Classically based menu showcases local produce in elaborate dishes; seafood specials on the blackboard.

  • McWilliam Park Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Knock Rd IRL - Claremorris

  • Sheebeen Traditional pubs serving food 

    Rosbeg IRL - Westport

    Pretty thatched pub with lovely bay and Croagh Patrick views. Hearty, unfussy dishes feature shellfish and lobsters from the bay, and lamb and beef from the fields nearby. Sit outside, in the rustic bar or in the first floor dining room.

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