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2017 Autumn – Winter Programme at Westport House

Fresh from a very successful Summer season at Westport House, we are delighted to announce that we have a varied programme of events and activities coming up this Autumn – Winter at Westport House.  There is something for everyone to enjoy at Westport House as we move into this beautiful and more peaceful season.  We hope to welcome you. Westport Chamber Music Festival, 8th to 10th September The sold-out opening […]

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Killary Adventure Co

Plan Your Next Adventure at Westport House with the Arrival of Killary Adventure Co  We are delighted that Killary Adventure Co is coming to join the Westport House team of partners this Summer 2017.  It is the coming together of two stalwarth West of Ireland family businesses that are in the business of providing fantastic experiences to visitors. Killary Adventure Co can treat you to archery, zipwire rides and a […]

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Line Up Announced for Harvest

Headlined By MIRANDA LAMBERT & NATHAN CARTER with A Very Special Guest Appearance from CHARLEY PRIDE.   Featuring International Artists including…KIP MOORE, THE SHIRES, WARD THOMAS and MO PITNEY.  Plus more Acts Now Added to Line-Up including…DAN + SHAY, MADDIE & TAE and from the Hit TV series ‘Nashville’ SAM PALLADIO. Meet the songwriters behind the music in the Harvest Café, take part in dedicated dancing sessions, explore the food village & market stalls…Camping Options Available including […]

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Launch of Darkness Into Light

We had the beautiful launch of the Pieta House fundraiser, Darkness Into Light, last Friday evening in Westport House.  We were joined by people from all over the county as all seven of the Mayo venues were launched on the seventh anniversary of the first DIL walk. We encourage everyone to mark their calendars for May 6th at 4am and don’t forget to pre-register on line. What a moving night […]

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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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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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Kind Words

This past weekend, we had two guests visit with us and review our Winter Wonderland experience.  They’ve chronicled their real experience, taken their own photos and video. We hope you find them useful. Award-winning #mummyblogger Becky aka Cuddle Fairy (pictured left) has put together a fabulous video log of her family’s experience over on her lovely blog.  Becky and family visited with us last year so she was in a […]

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Brand New Country Music Festival Announced

HARVEST 2017 Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August WESTPORT HOUSE County Mayo ENNISKILLEN AIRPORT County Fermanagh TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 12 DECEMBER AT 9AM BRAND NEW COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED 2 DAYS OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON 3 DIFFERENT MUSIC STAGES WITH OVER 30 ARTISTS MIRANDA LAMBERT & NATHAN CARTER CONFIRMED AS THE HEADLINE ARTISTS FOR 2017 Aiken Promotions today unveiled details of a brand new Country Music Festival that will […]

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Europe’s BIGGEST Wheel

We are absolutely thrilled to reveal that we have bagged Europe’s BIGGEST mobile ferris wheel for Westport House this Christmas season. And our Carnival is going to get a whole lot bigger with the addition of a bunch of new attractions that will compliment it nicely.  if you’re looking for family fun this Christmas along the Wild Atlantic Way – look no further! The Giant Wheel is currently being built […]

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Video Location for “Orphan Girl”

Known as Ireland’s leading collegiate chamber choir, the UCD Chamber Scholars have created a video for their rendition of Brendan Graham‘s ‘Orphan Girl’.  And we were thrilled to have been one of the locations to feature in the video – chosen along with Old Head beach, Doolough Valley and Louisburgh. It is a beautiful, haunting song and the video so perfectly conveys the emotion behind it.  Orphan Girl was written […]

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