Friday, September 14, 2012

Images of Westport, County Mayo Ireland

 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

Westport House dining room

Kids' room

Cute restaurant, near the entrance to the Westport House

My hotel in Westport, formally a ware house

On the Westport House estate

Westport House estate

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