Things to Do

On the Farm

We are a working farm and invite you to learn a little about daily farm life. If you like you can help us to feed the calves and chat to our Connemara ponies Lilly, Misty, Bouncer, Sunshine, Ellie May and Mocha.

We always need help collecting the eggs from the chickens and if you’re an early riser you get to have a nice fresh egg for breakfast. Our dog Scamp loves to see you coming and if he’s in the mood will play football although he can be a little lazy.

There’s a lot to do so you won’t be idle!! And at night when all the work and play is done you can try to spot the stars, light a camp fire and toast marshmallows. We are ideally placed for those wishing to visit the Wild Atlantic Way and we are also an ideal stopping off point for anyone wanting to do some walking or cycling.

Local Activities

There are so many things to do in and around Westport we can guarantee you will never get bored.

Local Beaches

There are many beautiful beaches nearby offering a variety of water sports so be sure to pack the swimming gear and come prepared.

Near the foot of Croagh Patrick, 12 km (7 miles) west of Westport on Bertra beach is one of the best beaches in Ireland for walking and bird-watching, as well as kite-surfing and windsurfing.
It is both peaceful and ideal for swimming. You can walk along the wide strand, on a mixture of sandy or occasionally rocky stretches, or along the sometimes narrow paths in the dunes. This Blue Flag beach has a lifeguard in the summer months.

For a picturesque beach, Ireland offers very few to beat Old Head, 16 km (10 miles) west of Westport on the Louisburgh Road (R335). This beach is sheltered and very suitable for both swimming and stand up paddle boarding.

Carrowniskey beach , noted for its surf and considered one of the best beaches in Mayo for learning to surf, lies about 29 km (18 miles) west of Westport .The beach is wide and sandy at low tide; at high tide, the water reaches the rocks. There is a surfing school that offers lessons and rents surfboards and wetsuit.

Croagh Patrick

It is situated five miles from the beautiful town of Westport and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding area. During your stay you can join the thousands who walk up Ireland’s holy mountain every year. The third highest in Mayo dominates the landscape and offers spectacular views of the coastline. It’s not an easy climb but at the end of the day you will feel so good and ready for a great night’s sleep at Westport Glamping.
Martin knows the mountain really well and is happy to share his knowledge and answer any questions you may have.

The Great Western Greenway

A 42km almost entirely traffic-free route.  Don’t forget your bike; this cycleway extends from Westport to Achill Island along a former railway line and allows visitors to take up walking, running, or cycling on the longest off -road cycling and walking trail in Ireland. Start in Westport town and follow the Green way off road path to Achill or whatever you can manage on the day and you will be rewarded with views stunning views of the landscape.  Be sure to stop for a coffee or tea and some homemade cakes at cafes along the route. Many local bike shops rent bikes which are suitable for carrying toddlers so it really can be a family occasion .They also offer a shuttle bus service for pick up and drop off along the route if needed.

Clew Bay

Has according to legend 365 islands, one for every day of the year. These islands boast dramatic coastal cliffs and spectacular views of the surrounding bay. Ferries to and sightseeing trips around Clare Island and others, such as Inishturk and Achill, are available from Roonagh Quay, which is just a 30-minute drive west of Westport.

Westport Town

Bustling, vibrant, colourful and cultural, there are lots of things to do and explore in Westport town.

Gourmet food shops / Cafes / Restaurants / Pubs

Some of the best artisan’s eateries in Ireland can be found in Westport. Westport offers a varied selection of Irish and Continental cuisine lovingly prepared using seasonal local ingredients. And touching the shores of Clew Bay, it is little wonder that many of the town’s best loved eateries specialise in tasty, fresh seafood treasures. So why not treat yourself? There’s something for everyone from cafes to restaurants, from casual to fine dining. And if you just want a drink there are lots of differ types of bars from the quiet pubs to the bar with live-music so you won’t be stuck for a watering hole that suits you.
Martin & Marie are happy to make recommendations.

Art Galleries / Craft Shops

Westport, designated one of Bord Failte’s Heritage Towns, its surrounding beauty has attracted a fusion of art and crafts galleries that should not be missed.

Westport House…

…is situated in a beautiful estate adjacent to the town of Westport. It also hosts a Pirate Adventure Park with many exciting activities for children. Family friendly events take place here throughout the year.An array of activities are available which include a train tour which travels around the town of Westport.

Some Happy Glampers

This is definitely a home away from home. Thanks for the warm hospitality, fabulous comfortable pod and shepherd’s hut. The barn is a luxury for us “glampers”.

Griffins, Everitts, Fennell & Long Families

To Marie & Martin,

Thank you for you hospitality. We all relaxed and spent some time as a family. Loved it. I said at the beginning of the year we would do something different and we did. I will spread the word of Doon Angus Glamping.

We will be back.

Sandra, Anthony, Alanna, Jessica & Dara

Marie and Martin were very nice. They let us feed the horses and ponies. We loved the Shepherds Hut and had a great time.

Cillian & Oisín

Eileen & Eamonn, Dublin

Thanks so much for this cool camp. The horses are so cute. 🙂

Bernd, Ida, Maja, Lea

We would like to thank you for your amazing hospitality during our stay. The place is truly a credit to you. We all enjoyed the experience so much.

Looking forward to coming back again.

Go ró maith agat agus Slán.

Derry / Doire Cholmaith

Anthony, Danielle & Kids

Thanks so much for a lovely stay. The pods were very comfortable and warm. We all had a great time. Our only downside is we can’t stay longer. Looking forward to coming back already.

Brian, Edel, Teigan and Ruby Ruane (Co. Galway)

Marie, Martin, Sammy & Jessie; thank you for making our first family glamp a brilliant experience. You are perfect hosts. Jonathon loved meeting Tily, Misty & Sunshine and all the calves.

The pod was so cosy and comfortable, just perfect for us all. We loved the peace and calm and sitting outside with a glass of wine and enjoying the beautiful views. We will be passing on the word to all.

Emily, Pat & Bláthnaid

Had a great time at Doon Angus farm. The pods were lovely and facilities first class. Oran had a great time feeding the cows with Martin; he wants to come back next year for a week. Thank you so much Martin & Marie.

The O'Hagan Family