Old Coastguard Station
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The Old Coastguard Station, Westport, lies 8km north west of Westport Town. It housed 12 coastguard families from 1879 to 1921, after which the buildings were handed over to the Free State government.
The Old Coastguard Station, Westport is a fascinating building where you can learn about the life and times of the Coastguard in Ireland.
The Station lies 8km north west of Westport Town, with panoramic views a cross Clew Bay to Croagh Patrick. Between 1879 and 1921 the Coastguard Station has been home to 12 coastguard families.
James Cahill, the present owner, is in the process of restoring the buildings which now houses an exhibition of research undertaken on the history of the Coastguard in Ireland. There is also a display of 12 Currachs (traditional Irish canvas and tar covered boats).
2017 Opening dates July 1- Sept 9, 11am-5pm. NOTE: It is advised to contact the property directly prior to making arrangements to visit
For further information on the research of the coastguards of Ireland please see the following website: www.coastguardsofyesteryear.org