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MG Ireland Tour 2017

20th – 24th April 2017
Westport, County Mayo

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of our MG Ireland tours and we have explored a lot of the country in that time. This year we are heading West to the Atlantic Coast. The town of Westport is the perfect location from which to explore Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way. Nestled against the shores of Clew Bay with the mountain of Croagh Patrick as a backdrop, the small town of Westport has become a favourite for tourists and locals. Having won numerous tourism awards it has also won Ireland’s best place to live award in recent years. Our base for touring the area will be the 4-star Hotel Westport, which remains off the main roads, but conveniently just a 5 minute walk along the river to the centre of town, where plentiful shops, bars and restaurants await.

Suggested Itinerary:
Thursday 20th April
Depart from Holyhead for Dublin at 08:55hrs. After arriving in Dublin at midday, we head West across the lowlands and Lakelands of central Ireland across to the West coast. After checking in at out our hotel an informal welcome barbecue/buffet has been arranged in the hotel grounds for the evening. (Approximate driving distance: 160 miles)

Friday 21st April
After breakfast we begin the day with an introduction to Westport on foot. Our local guides will spend an hour introducing you to the town, the local history and which pubs are the best for traditional Irish music of an evening. After the walk a circular road run has been planned taking you around “Ireland’s Wild West”. The route heads south of Westport taking in the natural beauty of the Doolough pass and Lough Nafooey. A lunch stop is recommended at Glen Keem Farm, where you may also get to witness traditional sheep herding taking place on the moors. (Approximate driving distance: 75 miles)

Saturday 22nd April
Today’s road run takes us beyond Newport to the stunning scenery of Achill Island. This area is known to be one of the highlights of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The route takes you along the Atlantic road and right out to its farthest point at Keem Strand. If the weather is good, you can see along the coast for miles & if the weather is not so good the waves crashing on to the rocky shoreline is spectacular. (Approximate driving distance: 110 miles)

Sunday 23rd April
After a relaxing morning (maybe taking advantage of the hotel’s pool & spa facilities) we have arranged an exclusive visit to Westport House. Steeped in history the house was originally built in 1650 and is still in private ownership. From the hotel we will parade through Westport town and down to the quayside before visiting the house and parking in a private area in front of the house. After a short pause for photographs a light lunch will be served in Westport House’s restored kitchens. After lunch, guided tours of the house will take place. The house is open until 4pm. In the evening a tour dinner has been arranged in the hotel’s Cara suite. (Approximate driving distance:10 miles)

Monday 24th April
After breakfast we leave Westport and return back to Dublin in time to catch the 15:10hrs service back to Holyhead. The tour ends as we dock in Holyhead around 18:30hrs. (Approximate driving distance:160 miles)

* Ferry routes between Cairnryan and Belfast are also available

 

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Hotel Westport

Hotel Westport

The 4 star hotel Westport will be our base as we explore the coast and mountains of County Mayo.
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