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Things To Do in Westport Summer 2020

Westport is the only place for your post-pandemic staycation this summer. With the easing of the toughest restrictions just around the corner, Hotel Westport has put together the ultimate socially distant staycation packages for those chomping at the bit to get beyond their 20k and reset the rest of their summer in style. Those coping with cabin-fever or simply ready for some new experiences – remember those – need to […]

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Discover the West of Ireland Like Never Before

Restrictions lifted – ready, set, West! Discover the West of Ireland Like Never Before at Hotel Westport! Cian’s of Bridge St. Pop-Up Restaurant Experience All-new Family Bush Camp Socially Distant Staycation Offering Clew Bay Bike Hire Partnership for the Ultimate Fresh Air Activity 26 May 2020: Hotel Westport, located on the stunning Westport Estate is the only place for your post-pandemic staycation this summer. With the easing of the toughest […]

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Fun With Nature: Week 4

This week we are gone a little crazy for Leaves! While they are generally easier to collect and have much more vibrant colours in Autumn, there’s no reason we can’t use them to have fun in summer too! Below are some great ideas that will show your littlies that sometimes the most fun things can be free to us!  Stick Fairies   We spotted these Stick Fairies on MotherNatured.com  What a […]

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Spring Cleaning 101 – Part 4 – Grass stains in clothes

There is nothing so glorious as the smell of freshly cut grass. It is one of those smells that takes you back to those fabulous happy childhood memories, the ones that completely transport you. Some folks might see grass cutting as a chore, including me. However, I must admit that I love the fact it is a chore which allows the kids to get involved and I can, therefore, spend […]

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Pear Bakewell Pie

Ingredients: 450 g shortcrust pastry 100 g unsalted butter (at room temperature) 100 g icing sugar 100 g ground almonds 8 pears halved 25 g plain flour 2 large eggs 50g flaked almond Apricot jam (to glaze) Method: Grease a 12” tart tin or 1 muffin tray and pre-heat oven to 180°C. Roll out the pastry and line the tart tin or muffin tray and trim the edges. In a bowl […]

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Westport Estate is Blooming

While the world seems to have been put on pause, the Gardens and Grounds at Westport House have been blooming and flourishing and we can’t wait to share all the beauty with you #WhenWeTravelAgain. In the meantime check out some of the fab photos from recent weeks:   We celebrated Darkness into Light 2020, even though we couldn’t all walk together like we normally do Some local spread some happiness […]

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Fun With Nature: Week 4

Rock Painting We’ve all seen the beautiful Painted Pebbles found around Westport lately, they have really lifted peoples spirits.  On your walk get your kids to pick out whatever rocks, stones or pebbles that they are attracted too. When you get home to get them to sit down and paint them, don’t give too much instruction let them be creative. Afterwards, you can keep them in a lunchbox or use […]

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Spring cleaning 101!

Spring Cleaning 101 – Part 3 – Cleaning & Polishing Stainless Steel

Ice cream seems to have become a daily ritual in this house. A bonus of this little pleasure is that it seems to smooth over almost all the disagreements which have occurred throughout the day, most especially as everyone is getting a little bored of each other’s company. The only disadvantage to the creamy deliciousness is that tiny hands and lips tend to slobber its gloopy melted mess all over […]

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Hotel Westport’s Guacamole

Why not make your own chips to go with this tasty Guac! Cut wholemeal, seeded or plain tortilla wraps, sprinkle with some sea salt and grill each side. Leave to cool and serve with this delish Guacamole and some sour cream!  -2 AVOCADOES -2 FINELY CHOPPED SHALLOTS -1 LIME JUICE -1 BUNCH OF FINELY CHOPPED CORIANDER -1 PINCH OF CUMIN -1 PINCH OF CAYENNE PEPPER -1 TBSP OF YOGHURT -SALT […]

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