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Things to do in Westport in 2018

There’s a never ending selection of things to do in Westport for this summer – so whether you’re visiting for a full week or just a weekend, at The adventure Islands you will find the best Westport activities and unmissable things to do in this incredible place.

Miss Ireland – An unexpected adventure in Westport

On Thursday 11th July Miss Ireland 2013 contestants were invited to Westport to embark on a very memorable adventure by land and by sea.

Beginning locally on the 7th July this year, hopeful beauties from Westport and surrounding areas gathered at the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport in hope of being crowned 'Miss Castlecourt' in the first stage of Miss Ireland. This initial heat was merely a stepping stone to launch the lucky winner onto the provincial round of the contest. Having survived the whittling down process, Westport beauty Jessica Mellotte (pictured above), a Sacred Heart School student from Westport Quay area topped the pole and went on to join the ranks of the other qualifying beauties from the rest of Ireland's counties.

Journey toward Miss Ireland final involves an unexpected adventure

On Thursday 11th July, amidst the glorious backdrop of the recent heat wave, the beauties were fortunate enough to be invited to Westport for a sun-kissed day of activities by land and sea. Before commencing, they were escorted around Westport town to its most favoured haunts by The Adventure Islands CEO who proved to be a most hospitable and accommodating host to the girls. This was to the absolute amazement of the locals; the men in particular. One local onlooker described what he saw as "jaw-dropping" while another expressed his disappointment at the cancellation of the scheduled bikini kayaking exhibition up the Mall River.

People often assume that similar perfection is a given across all areas of personhood for the like of such stunning girls, but as the saying goes, one should "never judge a book by its cover". It turned out that one beauty claimed to suffer from "aquaphobia", while another expressed an "acute fear of heights". Little did they realise that by the end of the day of adventure, they would have completely new perspectives on their previously held apprehensions.

Between the newly installed 'High Ropes Course' and the afternoon 'Water Session', both women were taken outside of their comfort zones into fantastic new experiences. With the 'High Ropes Course', it is plain to see that there is actually no risk of falling or injuring oneself therein. All persons taking part are harnessed into place and remain so for the duration of the activity and this proved to be a deciding factor for the reluctant high roping beauty. Comforted by the remarkable level of safety involved, she bravely agreed to give it a go.

With the water activities done on the private island of adventure, the girls found The Adventure Islands staff to be so professional and the experience so good, that some commented that they would "definitely be back again soon". For the one girl formerly in doubt about taking to the water, in much the same way as the High Ropes Course offers every assurance of safety, so too does the island experience, so by the end of the day, the two formerly fearful girls found that they were cured of their phobias having taken part in the complete adventure itinerary from start to finish. For these two girls in particular, the day was an unprecedented milestone in their lifetimes; one they will never forget.

Who will be next 'Miss Ireland'?

The same was true for the other contestants also in the sense that the fun went far beyond their grandest expectations. While the official Miss Ireland of 2013 remains yet to be seen, all beauties felt that they had truly been pampered and entertained as if each and every one of them was officially the queen of the land. When it comes to customer satisfaction, The Adventure Islands always aim to please. Thankfully for all involved, this day proved to be no exception at all to our service standards. A fantastic day was had by all.

The entire staff of the Adventure Islands in Westport would like to extend thanks to all of the girls for their participation in our recreations and wish to extend to each and every one of you the very best of luck in the Miss Ireland competition. Furthermore, we see no reason why the winner of this national competition could not compete and win the international Miss World competition, as every one of the girls were stunning in beauty and remarkable in character. 

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