Counties of Ireland

Westport, County Mayo


Westport, County Mayo, featuring Croagh Patrick

A4 (210 x 297mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

A3 (297 x 420mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

A2 (420 x 594mm) : 170g/m² art paper

Artist: Roger O’Reilly

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A Bit of History

Westport gets its Irish name, Cathair na Mart, meaning “the town of the fairs”, from a 16th-century castle and the surrounding settlement. These belonged to the powerful seafaring Ó Máille clan ( of Granuaile fame), who controlled the Clew Bay area, then known as Umaill.
The original village of Cathair na Mart existed somewhere around what is now the front lawn of Westport House. It had a high street, alleys down to the river and a population of around 700. A small port also existed at the mouth of the Carrowbeg River.
The town was moved to its present site in the 1780s by the Browne family of Westport House to make way for their gardens and was renamed Westport.
Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland. The tradition of pilgrimage stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption. Its spiritual significance dates back to the time of the pagans, when people are thought to have gathered here to celebrate the beginning of harvest season.




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