This is the 64th Annual Rally of Grace’s famous family – The O’Malley Clan, which is taking place in Westport, Co. Mayo over the weekend of 22nd to 24th June 2018. Westport’s own Pearce O’Malley is this year’s clan Chieftain and is looking forward to what promises to be an exciting weekend of events for all tastes and interests. The weekend takes in historic tours exploring Grace O’Malley and her family’s Castles and Abbeys, including the iconic Westport House, where Anne Chambers will be giving a talk on Grace O’Malley and her family at the Chieftain’s Reception on Friday, June 22nd at 7pm. We are also delighted to include two special Westport Walking Tours with Stephen Clarke on Friday, June 22nd at 2pm and 4pm. This top-rated Walking Tour is an absolute must for visitors AND locals to our fabulous heritage town.
The Clew Bay Heritage Centre, led by Brónach Joyce and Aidan Clarke will be giving a specially organised Castles and Abbeys tour, the bus for which departs the Town Hall on Saturday morning at 10.30am Sharp.
The Westport Story will return on Saturday, June 24th at 4.30pm starting at the Town Hall. This is an animated, theatrical tour of the streets of Westport led by actors Aoife Carr and Pat O’Malley who play various historic characters of significance to Westport – Including Grace O’Malley!