Murrisk is a small picturesque village in County Mayo on the south side of Clew Bay at the foot of Croagh Patrick, the pilgrim mountain. It is about 8km west of Westport town and 11km east of Louisburgh. Murrisk was traditionally a fishing village and still has a working pier and an oyster farming enterprise.
The starting point for climbing Croagh Patrick is about 100m from Murrisk Apartments. The Tavern Bar & Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant serving contemporary Irish food and located just a kilometre away. Even closer is Campbells, a traditional Irish pub beside Croagh Patrick carpark.
Croagh Patrick Stables is just across the road and offers horse and pony riding for adults and children. Bertra Blue Flag beach is a five minute drive from the apartments and can even be reached on foot across the strand at low tide.
The Great Western Greenway cycling path currently runs 42km from Westport to Achill. It is being extended towards Louisburgh and currently there is a cycle lane most of the way in to Westport town.