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Chinese Fam Trip

Ruichen, the Chinese Tour Operator, visited Mayo last week on a familiarisation (fam) trip on the invitation of Catherine O’Grady Powers from Glenkeen Farm. Catherine put together an action-packed itinerary for them starting with the Westport Country Markets and finishing with Westport Walking Tours. It truly included all of the Best of Mayo as you can see in the photos elow. We were delighted to be included in the itinerary […]

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Irish Dancing Show

We were delighted to welcome Gerry Marsh and his group to Westport House today for afternoon tea, a guided tour and SURPRISE display of Irish Irish sean nos dancing, music and singing show in the Long Gallery. With thanks to the Cresham School of Dance’s children and young adults for putting together a fabulous display.  One lady in the audience was in tears at 12 year old Ciara May very […]

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Helicopter Views

The #WestportAirShow took place last Sunday in Westport with crowds of up to 15,000 people. The sun shone. The show was awesome, inspiring and interesting. The food was great. The craic was ninety with practically everyone came out to join in the fun. And to top it all off, we hosted helicopter rides with Executive Helicopters from our farmyard. The views were simply stunning.  Little wonder that there were long […]

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IMM Build Begins

And so it begins.  The build of the Big Red Barn has started.  And we have blue skies and sunshine.  We are taking this as a good omen for the start of the site transforming for the IMM event. Westport House is set to see an invasion of MINI’s old and new later this month, as the 2017 MINI International Festival gets underway from the 25th May to 29th May. […]

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Helicopter Flights for Air Show

Tar ag eitilt linn! – Come Fly With Us!   Executive Helicopters will offer pleasure flights from Westport House on Sunday May 14th in connection with the #WestportAirshow 2017. Board your chopper at the farmyard near Gracy’s Bar & Cafe and the Carousel. Routing west towards Pidgeon Point and returning via Annagh Island and Westport Quay it provides fantastic views of Clew Bay and Westport town. The Helicopter flights will […]

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Darkness Into Light 2017

What a beautiful walk from the Darkness into Light last Saturday morning.  We have been enjoying a particularly beautiful spell of warm weather and it made it all the more magical as a result.  We welcomed around 1500 participants to Westport House. We must give special mention to Cora Staunton from the Mayo Ladies team – who brought along 40 ladies – and is always an excellent ambassador for the […]

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Temporary Greenway Closure

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CLOSURE OF GREENWAY **The Westport House Estate – including the greenway – will be closed to the public from Thursday May 25th to May 29th at noon.** Westport House is hosting the International Mini Meet at Westport House from Thursday, May 25th to Monday, May 29th 2017.  We are looking forward to welcoming 2,700 Mini car enthusiasts from all over the world to the estate to celebrate […]

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Irish Hospitality Awards

Westport House has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in not one but TWO categories at The Irish Hospitality Awards 2017:  the Family Venue of the Year  AND Caravan Park of the Year.  Woohoo!  To say we are tickled pink is an understatement! The Irish Hospitality Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the very best within the hospitality industry, focusing on those businesses that give their customers the best […]

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Mayo Day

Mayo Day is a celebration of our ‘Mayo-ness’ in Mayo communities worldwide and events are taking place in most town’s throughout the county this Saturday – including at Westport House. We are open all May Bank Holiday weekend long so please come to visit on Saturday, Sunday or Monday from 10am to 6pm daily. SPECIAL OFFER: GREEN & RED GOES FREE for MAYO DAY On Saturday, if you wear the […]

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The MGs Visit

The MG Owners’ Club from Britain visited Mayo last week basing themselves in gorgeous Westport for 5 days enjoying a deluxe touring holiday along the Wild Atlantic Way here. The group’s itinerary was created by leading British classic car and sports car tour operator, Travel Destinations. The tour was supported by Tourism Ireland in Britain and Mayo.ie, with some 65 MG cars taking part in the club’s 20th annual Ireland […]

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