Situated in a 19th Century building on the Quay, the Clew Bay Heritage Centre traces the history of Westport and the Clew Bay area from pre-Christian times to the present.
Artifacts, documents and photographs connected with the general Westport area provide a basis for the presentation of local history, customs and traditions.
Displays include Memorabilia on:
Ireland's struggle for Independence
World War II
The Port of Westport
Miscellaneous artifacts from the Westport region
Croagh Patrick and the Churches of Westport
The Spanish Civil War
Grace O'Malley (Granuaile) and the O'Malley Clan
Model of Westport Town and Quay
A Selection of Coins
The Moore's of Moore Hall
Westport House and the Brownes
Displays on Mayo Authors:
George A Birmingham
This service is backed up by an extensive computer database based on Church records, census returns local newspapers and street directories. You will find our genealogy service useful for researching your Westport roots.
Guided Walks of historic planned town of Westport are conducted twice weekly during July and August at 8.00pm starting at the Clock. Walks are also available during the year by appointment.
Westport Historical Society Journal, Cathair na Mart , Numbers 1 to 19
You can become a friend of the centre for an annual subscription of 20 for which you will be entitled to the following:
A complimentary copy of the annual journal of Westport Historical Society
20 % discount on all other historical society publications
5 % discount on family research undertaken by the centre
Free admission to the centre
April 1st to 30th Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 3.00pm
May 1st to September 30th Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm
June 1st to August 30th Sunday, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm
October 1st to October 31st Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 3.00pm
Clew Bay Heritage Centre
Phone +353 (0)98 26852
Visit the The Clew Bay Heritage Centre, located at the Harbour.