The village of Murrisk has a quite outstanding location – between the shores of Clew Bay and the majestic mountain of Croagh Patrick, known locally as ‘The Reek’.
Overlooking the sea is the dramatic National Famine Monument, a sculpture depicting a skeleton strung ‘coffin ship’. Long & sandy Bertra Beach beside the village has been awarded the EU Blue Flag.
Croagh Patrick is 5 miles from Westport town. Magnificent views of Clew Bay and the surrounding south Mayo countryside are spectacular from all stages of the ascent of the mountain.
If you’re feeling energetic, why not climb Ireland’s famous holy mountain, close to the Castlecourt Hotel Westport.