Treasure Your Family Time
There has been a ‘big house’ on this site since the 1500’s, when Grace O Malley, the famous Pirate Queen of Connacht, built one of her many castles here. The Browne family, her direct descendants, built the original house in 1730 and for 300 years, they have worked passionately to preserve the house, its antiques, architecture and artwork.
The Brownes opened the beautiful historic house to the public in 1960 and have steadily added attractions ever since with the goal of saving this important piece of Irish heritage. We hope you'll make time to enjoy the Pirate Adventure Park with its rides, slides boats and trains for children under 12, the Adventure Activity Centre with everything from archery to zorbing, one of our Special Events running from Easter to Christmas (and featuring concerts!), stay in our 3 star Caravan & Camping Park or learn all about the story of Westport on the newest attraction, the Westport Train Tour.
Westport House truly is the home of family fun in the West of Ireland - with something for all ages - and we look forward to welcoming you.