Westport House, Historical Home and Former Residence of the Earls of Altamont and Marquesses of Sligo, Descendents of Grace O'Malley, Pirate Queen, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Westport House was built upon the castle ruins and residence of 16th century pirate queen Grace O'Malley who ruled the seas in and around Clew Bay. The house and its beautiful grounds are open to the public. The home has striking views over Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick in the distance. If your Irish ancestors lived in and around Westport in the 18th and 19th century, the prevalent and powerful Browne family Landlords (the Earls of Altamont and Marquesses of Sligo) who resided in this Estate may have touched the lives of your family in one way or another.

Westport House and Grounds, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland