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Unforgettable Family Fun

Six family-fun ways to experience Westport House, Hotel Westport and….of course…..the Pirate Adventure Park Family holidays are the stuff of lifelong memories. When we look back on childhood days, they jump out like nothing else. For the kids, it’s all about special time with mum and dad, while making new friends and flinging themselves into exciting new experiences. For parents, its about getting the most out of precious out-of-school time […]

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Five Hidden Gems

Five hidden gems of Westport House When it comes to hidden gems, historic Westport House is a real treasure trove of fascinating cultural nuggets, charming ephemera and nooks and crannies to explore. To whet your appetite, here are a five for you to find on your next visit. 1. Angel’s hand As you enter the stunning entrance hall of Westport House, your eyes will be drawn to its biggest presence: […]

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Gardener’s Blog #3 – The Rose Garden

It’s All Coming Up Roses The rose garden is situated in the beautifully terraced south-facing side of Westport House. The sunken rose gardens gradually taper in a terraced fashion down to the basement level of Westport House. This sunken-terrace effect provides a peaceful and sheltered space in which to enjoy the 180 vibrant red rose plants that we have planted. We chose ‘Rosa Alec’s Red’, a wonderfully fragrant variety that […]

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Antique Additions

We had another significant day at Westport House this week with the first major antique being added by the Hughes family to Westport House. This major acquisition is central to their desire to develop the house and estate on all fronts into one of the best of Georgian historic homes in the country. With an avid antique expert in the family (yet another reason that this house fits the Hughes […]

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Insta Gold

We are blessed with a beautiful place which is ripe for photography!  With permission, we wanted to share some of our visitor’s gorgeous shots of the place with you all.  Please tag us in any of your own photos with #WestportHouse, we love to see your take on the world. They’re pure insta gold!

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Gardener’s Blog #2

The Restoration of the West Terrace Gardens The weather has been glorious recently and it’s not surprise to see everyone out and about in their gardens getting them looking their very best. We’re no different here in Westport House & Estate, if on a slightly larger scale! Realistically as everyone knows though, tending to a garden is a year round affair and we’re very happy right now that we’re starting […]

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What’s New in 2018

We are so excited to bring you details of some of the incredible new and exciting adventures happening across 2018 in Westport House and Hotel Westport. From free entry to brilliant new attractions to immersive guided tours to team building fun & games to camping out under the stars, to the most mouth-watering meals… we’re not even sure where to start with all that Westport House & Hotel Westport have […]

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Gardener’s Blog #1: Introducing the Team

Welcome to our new monthly look at the gardens of Westport House & Estate! I’m delighted to be able to bring you a glimpse at all the exciting new developments across the house and estate over the coming months – it’s going to be a busy time for us all – and a very exciting one – we can’t wait for everyone to see what we have planned. For everyone […]

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We Are Hiring

Recruiting Financial Controller

It is an extremely exciting time to join the team at Westport House and Hotel Westport offering the opportunity to become part of a truly transformational change in the Westport and Mayo region. With a €50 million investment in the Westport House and Hotel Westport development, the goal is to bring over 200 permanent jobs to Westport in the future and develop a leading recognisable brand resort. The investment includes […]

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