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#EasterIsComing

For those of you who are Game of Thrones fans, you’ll get the #EasterIsComing reference but even if you’re not a fan, Easter is still coming. Roll on. We can’t wait to welcome you.  And we sincerely hope that you’ll come to see us over the break. We have tons going on with some exciting new developments and we are open daily from April 8th to 23rd inclusive. The Pirate […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day & Westport250

Not only is this Friday our national holiday, St Patrick’s Day, but this weekend also marks the start of a year-long celebration of Westport’s 250th birthday. Exactly 250 years ago – this week – in 1767, an ad was placed in Faulkner’s Dublin Journal by the 2nd Earl of Altamont Peter Browne Kelly of Westport House advertising for tradesmen to build a new town as designed by architect William Leeson. […]

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More than fifty Mini enthusiasts arrived at Westport  on Saturday 25th February for the launch of the International Mini meeting at Westport House from 26th to the 28th May, Biddy Hughes Marketing Manager Westport House is pictured withJoe Conboy site manager, Stuart Thornton (ticket sales) and Bernard  Joyce with the drivers and supporters on the steps. Picture; Frank Dolan.

Preview of the Mini Meet

More than fifty Irish Mini car enthusiasts arrived at Westport last Saturday,  25th February,  for the launch of the International Mini Meeting at Westport House from 26th to the 28th May. We are totally smitten with the adorable cars as well as these wonderful enthusiasts!  And so, we are delighted to host the International Mini Meet 2017 next May when a large gathering of classic Mini enthusiasts will descend on […]

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Westport House team members accept award for Best Leisure Innovator from Minister Shane Ross and Daragh Hanratty from Cork Airport.
Left to right: Ann Marie Kitterick, Margaret Sweeney, Daragh Hanrattty, Eileen Fahy, Minister Shane Ross, Nora Heraty and Biddy Hughes.  Photo courtesy of  Paul Sherwood.

We Are Hiring!

We are seeking passionate, customer-focused and flexible candidates with a brilliant attitude to help our visitors create memories they’ll treasure. Groundskeeper/Gardener (full time) Sales & Marketing Executive (full time) General Maintenance Team Member (seasonal) Team Leads (seasonal) Reception and Tour Guides for Westport House (seasonal) Attraction Operators (seasonal) Food & Beverage Team with HACCP (seasonal) Ticketing & Retail Team Members (seasonal) Security (seasonal) Train Driver – D1 licence required (seasonal) […]

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Winners for Innovation

On Friday night, Westport House was named Best Leisure Tourism Innovation at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017. Team members representing Westport House were delighted to receive the award from Minister for Tourism Shane Ross and indeed, were particularly touched to receive the biggest cheer of the night from their 550 tourism colleagues and peers in attendance. “This award is so meaningful in this time of transition. It recognises not […]

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Westport250 FundIt Campaign

Become a Part of It by Pledging to the FundIt Campaign Westport250 Kicks Off St. Patrick’s Weekend In 1767, an ad was placed in Faulkner’s Dublin Journal by the 2nd Earl of Altamont Peter Browne Kelly advertising for tradesmen to build a new town as designed by architect William Leeson. This is considered the foundation year of Westport Town. A group of people has gathered in 2017 to commemorate this […]

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Browne family confirm the sale of historic Westport House and Estate. Owners of Hotel Westport to invest €50 million and create 200 jobs. Pictured at Westport House today. L/R Mr. Owen Hughes, Ms Sheelyn Browne and Ms Karen Browne (Owners and Daughters of the late Lord Altamount), Mr. Cathal Hughes (Chairman of The Hughes Group) and Mr. Harry Hughes. Pic: Michael McLaughlin

Sale of Westport House

Browne family confirm the sale of historic Westport House and Estate Owners of Hotel Westport to invest €50 million and create 200 jobs Estate administrators have agreed the terms of the sale of the estate and house to Hotel Westport Future of the house and estate secure, with new purchaser committing to a major investment expansion and improvement of facilities Browne family thanks Minister Michael Ring, Mayo County Council and […]

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What’s Happening in 2017?

Oodles and oodles of good stuff! But before we get into that…allow me to wish you and yours a very, very happy new year!  We hope you enjoyed the festive season and that 2017 has started well for you. We are taking a short break – as we do each year – and we are closing the place for January and February. This time allows our team to take a […]

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Shortlisted for Tourism Innovation Award

Santa has come early! Today, Westport House found out that we have been shortlisted in the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) Awards for Best Leisure Tourism Innovation. The ITIC awards give recognition to and promote people, companies and organisations – overseas and at home – that have made significant contributions to developing, marketing, selling and delivering improved visitor experiences in Ireland and to increasing the number of visitors from overseas. […]

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Harvest Fest Update

Harvest Festival 2017 Tickets went on sale on Monday morning at 9am. This past weekend Aiken Promotions increased  capacity for both campervans and the family camping area at the Festival. “Following the amount of calls and emails we have received to both our Dublin and Belfast offices, we are increasing the capacity for campervans and the family camping area for Harvest 2017 at both Westport House and Enniskillen Airport” Peter […]

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