This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a wedding of some friends in Westport. I have never been to this part of Mayo, in fact my only experiences of the county are Knock and driving through Castlebar years ago on the way to see family in Leitrim. The journey is a long one from Dublin but it is 100% worth it. The views and scenery in the area are stunning especially as you come in to Westport you can see the bay and Clare Island in the distance. Westport is also dominated by the view of Croagh Patrick, the peak itself has a chapel at the summit believed to be from around the time of St. Patrick himself. I feel though I cannot give Westport its true justice in the form of a blog yet, as all I did was attend a wedding in the Castlecourt Hotel and go for a spin the Sunday morning toward the coast. I know for a fact though I will definitely be back with Joanne in the summer. For some reason like a good chunk of Kerry, Dingle namely, Mayo has eluded me but not for much longer.
What I can say is though for my stay in Westport I picked a gem of a B&B literally a stone's throw from the Castlecourt. It is called St. Anthony's House. They were so nice and helpful when I arrived , I had gotten a great deal of €55 for 1 night. The room was perfect, it had a single and double bed with a private bathroom. I couldn't have picked a better place, they have good wifi and private parking. The following morning post wedding with a weary head they provided an excellent Full Irish with lots of coffee. I do love a good B&B, they are such good value for money, I always feel at home staying in one and that was the same theme this weekend in St. Anthony's House. You can check them out below, I dealt with Linda and Paul. Paul is a great man with so much knowledge on the area, we will most definitely be back.