From Sheeffry the Western Way follows a quiet road through Drummin and for another 5 kms before turning north across bogland and forestry roads to the south of Croagh Patrick. Once across the eastern shoulder of Croagh Patrick the trail follows the coastline into the town of Westport.
The Sheeffry Mountains mean the Hills of the Wraiths, or ghosts or spectres. Drummin village is typical of so many small scattered communities that the Western Way passes through, a church and a pub remains. The post office is closed as are the few shops that survived until the 1960’s. The underlying rock here is a grit stone formed about 485 million years ago. The northern vista is dominated by Croagh Patrick, a quartzite cone. The northern vista is dominated by Croagh Patrick, a quartzite cone. The path to the summit is well worn by the annual visit of thousands of pilgrims. The Reek as it is called locally is 765 m high. The trail touches the calm inner limits of Clew Bay before reaching Westport town.