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What A Year!

Wow, what a year 2017 was!   We wanted to share some of our big moments of the year with you. Thank you for your support and custom this year.  We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018.

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Take a Trip to Christmas Past

Come and experience Westport House’s grand interiors dressed for Christmas – a truly unforgettable experience for all the family. Stunning decorations and garlands handcrafted using estate fruits, berries and foliage bring the Mayo countryside in. Flickering candles, crackling fires, giant Christmas Trees with glittering baubles add to the magic.  Enjoy life-sized and over-sized nutcrackers, reindeers and polar bears as well as little drummer boys and snowmen. Enjoy antique toys while […]

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Tim Husbands

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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brilliant job

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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sean #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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