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Winter Wonderland – A Truly Magical Experience

What a magical experience Winter Wonderland has been so far! With only 8 more days of Winter Wonderland left, be sure to book your tickets quick! We are so lucky to have received such positive feedback from our guests, it really makes all of our hard work so worth while! “Santa was the best EVER, jolly, funny, engaged with all the children and we didn’t feel rushed” “Well organised, lots […]

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Westmanstown Bowling Club visits Westport House

Last weekend we had the pleasure of hosting the Westmanstown Bowling Club event. Guests were the height of fashion with the men donning sleek suits and tux’s, while the ladies were beautifully dressed from head to toe, with an array of cocktail and full length ball gowns. Guests were treated to a private tour of the house, where they heard the magnificent history of Westport House and it’s past inhabitants. […]

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alpaca in the live crib at westport house

Live Crib Launch at Westport House

Last weekend marked the official launch of our Live Crib as part of the Winter Wonderland 2017 experience. The Live Crib is a fundraising initiative for St. Mary’s Church who are in desperate need of restorative works. Guests at the launch enjoyed a delicious glass of mulled wine and some delightful carol singing performed by members of the Westport Children’s Choir. Located in front of the main steps up to […]

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Customer Feedback about Winter Wonderland

Our Winter Wonderland experience has opened and we are so happy with our customer’s reactions! A lot of time and work goes into creating such a magical Christmas experience, and we feel it is always so worth while when we see the big happy smiles on the parents and children’s faces! Even better, is when we get comments from our guests telling us what they think. “Really friendly staff. Thought it was […]

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Black Friday Offer…

Give the gift of magical memories at Westport House this Christmas… Westport House will be having an online sale this Black Friday weekend from mid-night, Thursday 23rd of November to mid-night on Monday 27th November. We will be offering a whopping 30% off all annual memberships, day passes to the house and grounds, day passes to the Pirate Adventure Park, the Train and also the Camping pitches for 2018! The perfect gift for […]

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santa elf

Santa Needs Your Help – Elves Needed!

  Do you love Christmas? Would you like to work in one of Ireland’s most famous historical homes during our annual Winter Wonderland experience? Are you a fun, outgoing type of person? Are you available for all or most of the following dates? Saturday, November 25th Sunday, November 26th Friday, December 1st Saturday, December 2nd Sunday, December 3rd Thursday, December 7th Friday, December 8th Saturday, December 9th Sunday, December 10th […]

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Anne Chambers,  Author

Anne Chambers Book Launch – The Life Howe Peter Browne

On Friday, 10th of November, Westport House had the pleasure of celebrating the launch of Anne Chamber’s long-awaited biography on our very own Howe Peter Browne. The 2nd Marquess of Sligo is one of the more colourful characters in the history of Westport House and we cannot wait to read all about him. Anne is famed for her biographies of Grace O’Malley and has a very close connection with Westport […]

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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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Live Crib

What’s New For Winter Wonderland: LIVE Christmas Crib

We have a very special and exciting new addition to this year’s Winter Wonderland experience at Westport House. Picture the scene – you are driving in the long, winding avenue into Westport House, with the fresh, crisp air and the feeling that it might snow at any minute. There is a real sense of Christmas magic in the air…. You park the car, walk through the large, cast iron gates […]

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Winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Harry Hughes, CEO of Portwest.

Harry Hughes wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Harry Hughes, of Portwest, and now one of the three Hughes brothers who only last week, successfully completed the acquisition of the historic Westport House and estate, was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for 2017 at the 20th annual awards ceremony held in Dublin. Over 1,500 business leaders from across the island of Ireland were in attendance at the awards gala, alongside guest of honour, Tánaiste, Minister for […]

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