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We recently visited Westport for a couple of hours during a coach trip to the area. When asking a... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Livingston, United Kingdom
The octagon

If you’re in Westport head for the Octagon! Shops, pubs, small hotels and restaraunts all around... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Mark S
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The Octagon | N59, Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

We recently visited Westport for a couple of hours during a coach trip to the area. When asking a shop assistant if there was anywhere she could recommend for lunch she advised us to walk to to 'The Octagon' where the statue of St. Patrick...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

If you’re in Westport head for the Octagon! Shops, pubs, small hotels and restaraunts all around. Some of the pubs have outdoor seating, great for people watching or taking in the Irish sunshine.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 15 July 2018

To clarify the statue is a focal point in the town of Westport, it is not at Croagh PTrick ( where you to the steep walk up the mountain). It is an imposing statue surrounded by shops. You can't miss it! Westport is a pleasant...More

Thank Travel52_11
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We made an attempt to climb Crough Patrick. Almost made it to the top but 3 locals passed us coming down and they didn't' recommend we do the last slope with out walking sticks. Good advice! Hiking shoes should be necessary, I did have good...More

Thank Trish A
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

It is a good focal point to the town. The words on the large pedestal are thought provoking and worth a read. There were some stalls at the foot the day I was there. I would not go specially but worth a look.

Thank saeb38
Reviewed 28 May 2018

What a wonderful experience, my brother claimed to the summit but I only made it half way. A must see if you are in Ireland and the views of Clew Bay magnificent

Thank caylinsgranny2014
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

You can't miss this tall plinth with a statue of Saint Patrick on top. It's situated in the middle of the Octagon, which is an open Plaza in the middle of the town. Apparently, an old statue of a local notable had been removed long...More

1  Thank dtlibra
Reviewed 7 January 2018

There are several fine monuments in the town of Westport- but this one is the grandest. One must assume by the engravings that Lord Altamont once stood on top of this monument overlooking the hexagon- where the derilict theatre lies. I am not for a...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Lots of local sites to visit. Easy town to walk and shop. Nightly music offerings in pubs. Everything you could need is close at hand. Oxford has a shop, and souvenir shops, as well as grocery and pharmacies.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

In the middle of the square St. Patrick stands, the base of his statue has quotes that I assume are attributed to him. I didn't get close enough for a good picture of the quotes.

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