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The centerpiece at the Heritage Centre is an interactive scale model of the town with individual video screens, interesting areas are illuminated in turn and linked to a voiceover in English, Gaelic (Irish), French, Italian or German.

In second place (but as nice...) comes GRANUAILE.

The history of the Browne family of Westport House has been interwoven with Westport for more than half a millennium.

The most colourful member of the family is GRANUAILE or GRACE O'Malley, the PIRATE QUEEN, who ruled the high seas in the 1500s.

The history of Westport House itself is also displayed.

And of course we can't forget Croagh Patrick.
Beautifully illustrated wall panels and a relief model explore Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain and its history dating back pre-Christianity to the dawn of time...

Previously known as Cruachan Aigle it owes its name change to the 40 day fast of St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, on its summit.

On "Reek Sunday" in July thousands of pilgrims, some barefoot, make the arduous climb to the church at the summit.

These 3 interesting things can be seen at the Westport Heritage Centre.

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  • Written Jul 27, 2003
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