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Dunnings Pub, Westport, Co. Mayo

The Octagon
Co. Mayo

Tel: +353 (0) 98 25161
Fax: +353 (0) 98 27203
Proprietor: Pat Dunning

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About Us

Set in the heart of beautiful Westport, gateway to the West of Ireland, you will find the Pub that has everything.  Good drink, good food, live music, a bed to sleep in, internet and email access.  Our newly refurbished bar provides bright and airy surroundings for a relaxing drink. We provide a friendly atmosphere with improptu music sessions, day or night, and lively debate on the latest sporting activities and political news.

We have an extensive Bar ,enu with food being served between 9am and 9pm, seven days a week.  All the latest sporting results are available with live match and sporting event coverage. And of course our pint is "The Best in the West".  Weather permitting, one of our nicest features is the seating to the front of the house, surrounded in a blaze of summer flowers. Here you can eat and drink and just watch the world go by while catching the best of the Irish Weather.

We provide bed and breakfast at a reasonable price. Our accommodation includes:
*Family rooms (up to 5/6 people)
*Triple rooms
*Twin rooms
*Double rooms
*Single rooms
Rooms are en-suite and have tea/coffee making facilities, colour television and clock radios. We also cater to Stag and Hen Parties.

Situated as we are in the heart of Westport our premises is central to all amenities and is the ideal base for touring, travelling and sightseeing. Everything from accommodation to restaurant are provided within the premises.  We are a child friendly business providing high chairs and nappy changing facilities. We are a family run establishment and having raised six children we understand the pressure on parents trying to keep everyone happy. We do a children's menu and make it a priority to get the children fed first. 

We cater for coach tours and our restaurant, bar and toilets are all wheelchair accessible. We also have ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor making access easier. 

Car parking is on the street but there are also two public car parks just a few kms from our door. The public car parks are camera monitored and the street parking has proved very safe.  We provide a beer garden and a sheltered smoking area at the back. And of course if the sun shines you can sit out the front and watch the world go by.  We have WiFi and internet access where you can access either using your own computer or one of ours.

Local Attractions

Westport is a very beautiful town, very cosmopolitan and tourist orientated, while striving to maintain its original character. It is one of the few planned towns in Ireland. It has many outstanding features, most notably the beautiful tree lined boulevard know as The Mall, running parallel to Carrowbeg River. For the discerning shopper Westport is a mecca for small shops with local crafts, jewellery, pottery etc.

Croagh Patrick is one of the worlds best known places of pilgrimage and provides a tough ascent for thousands of pilgrims each year, some climbing barefoot, in the memory of Saint Patrick, whom legend tells us, spent forty days and forty nights fasting on the summit more than 1,500 years ago. A small church at the summit of the mountain welcomes you with magnificent views of Clew Bay, with an island for every day in the year, providing inspiration for many walkers and visitors each year.

Over the years Westport has grown from strength to strength as a tourist town with more and more visitors coming each year.  There is much to do for the visitor to Westport from golf to freshwater fishing, walking, horse riding or paying a visit to the famous Westport House. Sea angling and sailing are very popular with the visitor.

Westport Leisure Park is the ideal place to bring all the family especially with our inclement weather. Places of interest to see are the Clew Bay Heritage Centre, the Westport Heritage Centre , Clare Island and the Famine Memorial. We can provide you with information on most of the local attractions or at least put you in touch with people who can help.  And if you can't resist the lure of the big shop names like Dunnes, Next, Shaws, Aldi and Lidl, Castlebar is just 10 miles down the road with a very regular bus service.

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Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Restaurant
  • Sport


  • Accommodation
  • Baby-changing Facilities
  • Beer Garden
  • Coach Tours
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Run
  • High Chairs
  • Listed Building
  • Smoking Area
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi


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"Great place to stay"

I visited Dunnings Pub in 2010 and spent a night there. The food and beer were great, the atmosphere and people were friendly. An added bonus was that the landlords family turned out to be friends of my grannies family in Co Cavan.

Next time I'm in Mayo I won't hesitate to stay there again.

Rose Brady

Review published 9 March 2013
Posted by: Rose Brady

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