Westport House, built in 1650 by the Browne family, had its heritage traced to Grace O'Malley, pirate queen of Connaught. In the mid 1950s the house and grounds came close to being sold (and likely torn down) but the younger generation of the family decided to save it. Since then the house has been open to tourists and family have expanded the grounds to commercialism by creating parks.
The grounds of the Westport House
Westport House dining room
Cute restaurant, near the entrance to the Westport House