Westport House is an historical marvel and veritable national treasure thanks to its legendary beginnings dating back to the 1500’s when Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen of Connacht, built one of her many castles here.
Westport House Estate
Set amongst lush parklands on the banks of Clew Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of Westport, Westport House Estate is a haven for campers and caravanners, a treasure trove for history buffs and a magnet for thrill seekers young and old. The Pirate Adventure Park is one of Ireland’s best loved family attractions with a range of outdoor slides, rides and activities that will delighted under 12s, while zorbing, laser combat games, archery and zorbing in the Adventure Activity Centre will exhilarate kids and kids at heart!
Five Million Visitors
Westport House has welcomed more than five million visitors since opening its doors to the public in 1960. Built and maintained by Grace O’Malley’s direct descendants, the Browne Family, since 1730, the stately home enthrals visitors with its carefully preserved period features and captivating stories of fierce 16th century pirates fighting for sea and land, of the lanes and alleyways of old Westport town, and the tremendous efforts of the Browne family in Westport House to provide food and comfort to those suffering in the Great Famine as well as freeing slaves in Jamaica.
Fairy Tale Setting
Boasting mature grounds dotted with waterfalls, terraces, sculptures and enchanting antiquities, Westport House offers a fairy-tale setting for an exclusive wedding or special event, or film or photo shoot location.