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08/11/2017 Tim Husbands MBE who has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Westport House and Hotel Westport . Photo : Keith Heneghan

New CEO Appointment

Tim Husbands of Titanic Belfast to take helm at historic Westport House MEDIA RELEASE 8 November 2017 The Hughes Group, Westport, Co. Mayo today (Wednesday 8th November) announced the appointment of Tim Husbands MBE as Chief Executive Officer for Westport House and Hotel Westport. Mr Husbands has held the position of Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast (TBL International) since 2011. The attraction was crowned World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the […]

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From left to right: Owen Hughes, Peter Hynes, Cathal Hughes, Minister Michael Ring, Harry Hughes and Con Casey

A New Chapter at Westport House

The Hughes Family Take the Reins Exciting News. A new chapter has begun at Westport House. Local brothers, Cathal, Harry and Owen Hughes of The Hughes Group have now successfully completed the acquisition of the historic house and estate from the Browne family. In February 2016, the Browne family placed the historic Westport House and Estate on the market having owned it for generations. The estate has been overseen in […]

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Stunning Autumn Colours

September is a magical month at Westport House. Comprised of almost 400 acres of woodland and lakeland, the estate is transformed with orange, red and yellow as the leaves fall. Be sure to visit to see some of this stunning and transformative month.

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Caretaker Wanted

Looking for a Brilliant Job? Do you want to live in a the most beautiful house in Ireland? Do you enjoy a gorgeous green parkland, lakeland and woodland setting?  Want to be surrounded by and help take care of over 300 years of Irish heritage?  Then look no further. We are looking for a reliable, trustworthy live-in caretaker to join the team at Westport House. Please send a cover letter […]

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#MyWestportHouse

Did we mention we LOVE our Crew here? We are so lucky to have such a fantastic team here at Westport House, and Kathryn, our tour guide and house supervisor, is no exception. With her bubbly personality and vast knowledge of the history behind Westport House, it is hard not to love her. Check out Kathryn’s story of #MyWestportHouse. Why don’t you tell us YOURS using #MyWestportHouse in social media […]

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The Harvest Bus visited Westport on Saturday 29th July to celebrate the line up details being released.

Harvest Line Up

We were delighted to welcome the Harvest bus to Westport House this morning. Keep your eyes peeled for the bus that is on its nationwide tour playing a few tunes and generally upping the excitement levels for the upcoming Harvest Festival. For those of you who were wondering who is playing Westport on which day, check out the full line up below. And scroll down to see who’s playing Enniskillen’s […]

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Three Year Remembrance

A tribute to Jeremy on the third anniversary of his passing by Jennifer Altamont. “Someday you will be faced with reality of loss. And as life goes on, days rolling into nights, it will become clear that you never really stop missing someone special who is gone, you just learn to live around the gaping hole of their absence when you lose someone you can not imagine living without, your […]

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Music to Our Ears

Talk about putting a pep in our step for the weekend! We were so uplifted by the Caliente Community Chorus last Friday in the Front Hall. We loved having them visit and wanted to share a few snaps and short videos of their performance. This first short video features an American gospel song. This second video has a mostly African flavour! I think Barbara and Kathryn may in fact, *still* […]

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Father's Day at Westport House

Father’s Day

10 Treats for Dad This Father’s Day I’m sure you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to honour the Man Of The Moment this weekend. There are plenty of ways you can show Dad you care without buying him a gift….how about spending some quality time together & creating memories you’ll treasure? Why not go all Bear Grylls and try our brand new orienteering course? Let him show his […]

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