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Westport Parish


St. Mary's Church, The Mall, Westport, County Mayo

Westport Parish

Westport is a Mensal Parish of the Catholic Archbishop Of Tuam, and thus he is the de facto Parish Priest of Westport.
There are four churches in the parish, the others being St. Patrick's Lecanvey, St. Mary's Drummin & St. Patrick's Oratory on Croagh Patrick.


The church has been established on this site for over 200 years. It was built in 1813 and has evolved and changed with the times, addressing the needs of the parish as well as providing a historical and social interpretation of the times.

1882: A lease was obtained to build a catholic church on this site.

1813: The foundation stone was laid

1928: A new church was planned and dedicated in 1932.

1958: Building recommenced to complete the 1928 church and finished in 1961.

1973: The alter and sanctuary were remodelled.

2004: Major structural works were carried out to reinforce the foundations of the original church.

2015: Structural problems arose with the roof and ceilings.

2016: Renovation work commenced.

where your money goes

Your donation goes towards the substantial renovations required of St. Mary's Church, to protect the structure and fabric of our historic building.