Westport House & Pirate Adventure Centre

Built in 1730 on the ruins of a former castle of the legendary Irish pirate queen Grace O'Malley, Westport House is one of Ireland's most beautiful and historic homes. It is still home to – and run by - her direct descendants, the 11th Marquess of Sligo and his family. In addition to Westport House, this beautiful 480 acre estate has

  • Westport House & Gardens
  • Pirate Adventure Park
  • Birds of Prey
  • Westport Train Tour

A visit to Westport House delivers something for everyone! Stay with us at Clew Bay Hotel, Westport, our family rooms are modern and luxurious with comfortable interiors, perfect for a family break in Westport. All rooms are non-smoking and can sleep four, in a double bed and two single beds. To keep our small guests entertained remember you have free access to Westport Leisure Park located next to the hotel and featuring a 25 m swimming pool, a sauna, and a steam room. Our adult guests can also exercise in the fitness suite or enjoy the plunge pool..


Westport House & Gardens has thirty rooms and dungeons on show, extensive gardens with a tree trail, guided tours, original architecture, artwork and antiques, Tea Rooms set in the restored old kitchens and four comprehensive exhibitions, including Ireland’s foremost exhibition on pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. In 2011, we are offering two new guided tours and have added a new exhibition on “The Last 50 Years at Westport House”.



Adjacent to Westport House, you’ll find the Grace O’Malley themed adventure park. Ideally suited to children under 12 years, you’ll find a host of activities to entertain and thrill including :

  • Rides including the Cannonball Run slide, Pirate Queen Swinging Ship and Pirates Plunge – Ireland’s ONLY log flume ride
  • Great outdoors in this beautiful parkland and lakeside setting
  • Swan Pedalo Boats on the lake
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Go Karting
  • Westport House Express – choo choo! – take a ride on our miniature railway
  • Real-life Dungeons in Westport House – now decorated in a Grace O’Malley Maritime-theme to depict her sea-faring lifestyle
  • Picnic sites, the Galley and the Old Kitchen Cafe in the basement of Westport House
  • Pirates Playground by Gracy’s Bar & Cafe
  • Pirates Den, our indoor soft play area
  • The Helter Skelter and Chair-o-Planes

Birds of Prey Show

Our guide will have the whole family enthralled as these stunning birds soar through the sky landing just feet away. Learn about how these birds survive – where they live, what do they eat and much more. Our guides are fountains of knowledge when it comes to their beautiful birds. Show will take place each day at 3pm.

Westport Train Tour

Hop on board our fully-enclosed, guided train tour and experience the story of this West of Ireland town throughout the last 300 years.

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