Westport is a town in County Mayo in Ireland. It is at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland.
The current town centre was originally designed by James Wyatt in 1780, in the Georgian architectural style. Westport is designated as a heritage town and is unusual in Ireland in that it is one of only a few planned towns in the country.
Westport, today, is County Mayo’s premier tourist destination It won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition three times in 2001, 2006 and 2008. In 2012 it won the Best Place to Live in Ireland competition run by The Irish Times. Its proximity to Connemara, Achill, Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick, make it a base for holidaymakers to tour the region.