The Delphi valley is a special place that inspires everyone who comes here. Situated between Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast and Clew Bay, Delphi is remote and postcard-perfect with its unique geographical and glacial history.
Clifden 46 km (55 mins)
Galway 85 km (1 hour 15 mins)
Dublin 282 km (3 hours 20 mins)
Cork 274 km (3 hours 55 mins)
Belfast 330 km (4 hours 40 mins
Knock Airport 94 km (1 hour 40 mins)
Galway Airport 85 km (1 hour 30 mins)
Shannon Airport 160 km (2 hours 25 mins)
Driving directions to Delphi Mountain Resort:
· Take the Clifden road/N59 out of Galway City and go through – Moycullen – Rosscahill – Oughterard.
· At Maam Cross take a right turn at crossroads after Peacocks Hotel.
· At Maam take left turn (opposite Keane’s Pub) towards Leenane. At Leenane, follow signs for Westport (cross over Bridge) for approx 2 miles.
· Take left turn (signposted for Delphi, Louisburgh & Aasleagh falls).
· Pass Aashleagh Falls on RHS – travel another 5 miles and Delphi Mountain Resort is on Left hand side.
· From Castlebar take N60 into Westport.
· Take N59 from Westport and follow signs for Leenane.
Quickest route to get to Leenane Road is take left at first Traffic Lights in Westport (opposite the CastleCourt Hotel).
Hair & Beauty
Westport - Petals Hair & Beauty - 098 255
Westport - Y-Not Hair & Beauty - 098 25600
Louisburgh - Jasmin Hair & Beauty - 098 23333
Westport Cineplex - 098 24242
Westport Leisure Park - 098 29166
Westport Train Station, Irish Rail - 1850 366 222
Places to see
Connemara National Park - 095 41323
Exhibition on Connemara landscape, Connemara
Ponies, Picnic Areas, Nature Trails, Children’s Playground, Diamond Hill Walks
Yellow Trail - 1.5km
Lower Diamond Hillwalk - 3km
Upper Diamond Hillwalk - 3.5km (442m)
Spectacular Cliffs - with large numbers of nesting birds
Hills, bogs and woodland - ideal for hill-walking
How to get there:
The island is roughly 4 miles off the mainland and a 20min ferry ride. The ferry leaves from Roonagh Pier. €12 return
What to do:
Beaches, hill walking, bird watching, diving, horse trekking, bike hire.
Kylemore Abbey - 095 52000
Originally built in 1867 as a romantic gift by Mitchell Henry to his wife. He encouraged the reclaiming of land and developed the Kylemore estate providing work, shelter and education to the locals who were recovering from the famine.
In 1920 it was purchased by the Irish Benedictine Nuns.
They opened an international boarding school and day school.
What to do there:
Visit the stunning gardens
Westport House - 098 27766
The site was once home to pirate queen Grace O'Malley and the current house was built on the site of one of her castles - the dungeons still remain. There are original paintings and antiques on display throughout the house.
The house is an excellent example of 18th century arcitecture and craftsmanship with original doors from Jamaica.
Pirate Adventure Park
Family friendly playground
House and Gardens
Ad €12/ Student or OAP €8.50/ Child €6.50
Unlimited Access to House and Adventure Park
Ad €20/ Student or OAP €18/ Child €16.50
House and Gardens: 10am - 7pm
Pirate Adventure Park: 12pm - 7pm
Clew Bay Heritage Centre - 098 26852
Situated in a 19th century building, just 2 kilometres from the centre of the historic town of Westport Clew Bay Heritage Centre, traces the history of the planned town and the Clew Bay area from pre-Christian times to the present. Artefacts, documents and photographs connected with the general Westport area provide a basis for the presentation of local history, customs and traditions
Open all year: Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm
June to September: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
July and August: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, plus Sunday 3pm - 5pm
Things to do
Mweelrea Holidays (Eugene Needham) - 087 7764385
Country Trek - €35
Beach Ride - €45 (experience required)
Delphi Lodge - 095 42222
Day Ticket - €120pp per day(2 days notice)
Guide or Gilly is €100 - usually shared between 2
€200pp a day with tutor
Erriff Fisheries - 095 42252
Salmon Fishing - (fly fishing)
Own equipment required
Open 9.30am - 7pm
Permit is €70 per day
License is €20 per day or €46 for 21 days and that is valid anywhere in Ireland
Clew Bay Angling - 086 8062282
Tours of Clew Bay - 365 islands
Sea Angling Trip full day and evening
Westport Golf Club - 098 28262
Wed €20pp Open (Official handicap required)
Mon, Tues, Thurs €30
Sat, Sun €40
Oughterard Golf Club - 091 552131
Mon - Fri €25
Sat, Sun €35
Killary Cruises - 091 566736
June - Aug: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 7pm(barbeque Fri + Sat)
May + Sept: 10.30, 12.30, 2.30
April + Oct: 12.30, 2.30
Prices: Ad €21 Student/OAP's €17 Children €10 Under 4 FREE
Leaders Charter Ltd (Aaron) - 086 8090476
Sailing and Exploring Irelands West Coast and Islands with Leaders Charter on the luxury sailing yacht Explorer of Westport.
Scuba Dive West - 095 43922
PADI Dive Courses
Boat & Shore Diving
Special Diving Packages
Scuba Equipment Rental & Airfills
Westport Wargames - 098 21886
€60pp min 3hr(200 bullets)
Min age - 14
Swimming Pool & Gym
Westport Leisure Park - 098 29160
Swim - Ch €4 approx Ad €6.50
Gym - Ad €7
Swim + Gym - €8
Sheep & Wool Centre - 095 42323
Services/Activities: Visitors centre, café & craft shop
Opening Times: March - October