The most beautiful of islands
Westport Woods Hotel is just 27km from Roonagh Quay, which is the ferry departure point for the beautiful island of Inisturk. As you set out on on your journey from the hotel you will be driving with some of most stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way. Inishturk is a small beautiful island, 5km x 2.5km, located 9 miles (14.5km) off the west coast of Mayo. It rises boldly from the wild North Atlantic in wall-like cliffs to the northwest and steep hills to the north on which stands the ruins of the old signal tower 688 ft above sea level.
The rugged island landscape will delight the walker. You can ramble around the island at your leisure and explore the many small country lanes that span the Island.
There are two recognised walks on the Island. The shorter one, the inner walk is a nice easy saunter, and a longer cliff walk through the commonage is more challenging.
Young and old alike will relish the blue waters and fine sand of Tranaun and Curraun.
These unspoilt beaches, protected by coves on Inishturk’s south-east coast, offer stunning views across to Mayo and the mountains of Connemara.Tránaun is a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters. Awarded the green coast flag in 2018 for its bathing water quality and purity it is definitely worth a visit during your time on the island.
When visiting Inishturk a trip to the Community Club is a must. The setting has been described as “The pub with the best view in Europe”.
You will enjoy the full island experience if you round your trip to Inishturk off with a pint of Guinness and an hour or two of ceoil agus craic in the community club.
Caher View Restaurant
Caher View Restaurant offers the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, with stunning views of Croagh Patrick and Mweelrea as you sample our menu. Specialising in fresh local catch and veg from our organic garden.
For further information on visiting Inishturk please visit our website http://www.inishturkisland.com or call 0872102785
Inishturk is an unforgettable experience and one that all our guests can enjoy, whether you are here on a Family Break, Golden Year, Spa or Romantic escape it is one of the best things to do near Westport.