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The Helm, Westport, Co. Mayo

The Quay
Co. Mayo

Tel: +353 (0) 98 26398 / 26427 / 26194
Proprietor: Vincent Keogh

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About Us

The Helm is the historic home of Major Mc Bride situated on Westport Harbour, adjacent to Westport House. Anglers from all over the world come to visit and stay at the Helm which has its own angling boat - The White Sea Horse - for hire.

The Helm is a unique quayside development with an old world public Bar, Restaurant and 10 self catering luxury apartments.

We are family run and specialise in local seafood, delivered daily from The White Horse daily.

The White Sea Horse can hold up to 10 anglers at any one time.

The Bar of The Helm is designed as a ship and it has many photographs of old Westport and also a memorial plaque to Major John McBride and Maud Gonne.  

We have entertainment every evening during the Summer season and also a Traditional Session on Sundays from 4pm - 6pm.

The world famous Helm Skate Festival takes place every October and it attracts anglers from all over the world.

The Helm also runs attractive packages for Golfers & Anglers. Guests of The Helm have free use of adjacent Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool.

Local Attractions

Westport is Ireland's only planned town with a beautiful river "The Mall" runing through the centre. Famous for being Ireland's Tidiest Town, it has many beautiful shops, bars and restaurants.

Situated at the foot of Croagh Patrick and the mouth of Clew Bay it is a must see for any visitor to Mayo.

* Westport House.

* Westport Golf Course.

* Croagh Patrick Mountain

* Angling & Sightseeing Trips

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Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Restaurant
  • Sport
  • Themed Nights
  • Transport


  • Accommodation
  • Baby-changing Facilities
  • Car Parking
  • Coach Tours
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Run
  • High Chairs
  • Listed Building
  • Open Fire
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi


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"Gerry Lyons"

This pub is so charming and friendly, the owners are really lovely people they made us feel at home and were very welcoming to us. The food was top class and the pints of Guinness were an absolute dream after a hard days fishing, The accommodation is so clean and lovely and the breakfast in the morning was great , must say my whole experience of The Helm was first class and I for one will definitely be calling back again in the near future.

Review published 19 May 2011
Posted by: Gerry Lyons

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