Westport House





Awaken Your Wild

Spend a day at Westport Estate where you can take a tour of Westport house, enjoy a wide array of family activities or dining options or simply enjoy 400-acres of splendid woodlands and trails.


Westport house

A 400 year-old Historic House within 400-Acres of Unspoilt Beauty.

One of the few privately-owned historic houses left in Ireland, Westport House was built by the Browne family whose connections to Mayo date back to the 1500s. Their lineage relates them and the house to the trail-blazing pirate queen and chieftain, Grace O’Malley.


Immerse yourself in history with a Guided Tour.

Our guided tours are designed to amuse, bemuse and leave you wanting more. Enjoy a world of stories from the incredible history of the house itself to tales of kings, queens and pirates, slave emancipators, beautiful art to 3,000-year-old Greek sarcophagi. Learn of incredible history and be amazed at the endless connections Westport House has with the world, over its hundreds of years of existence.


Explore & Enjoy our Woodlands & Gardens.

Once you set foot in Westport House Estate, you are instantly transported to another world. Enjoy the sheer beauty and stunning grandeur of Westport Estate over 400 acres of lush green, natural beauty, along the walks, forest trails and more.

There is no charge to enjoy the grounds and gardens of Westport House. The Hughes family have generously opened their estate and all is welcome. 

caravan, camping & Glamping

Premier Caravan, Camping & Glamping Sites

Enjoy Camping, Glamping or a full Caravan facility on Westport Estate, located in the heart of Westport. Our 3-Star Caravan & Camping Park, set within the beautiful heritage setting of Westport House’s offers free Wifi, wash up areas, free hot showers & kitchen as well as being beside the beautiful Gracy’s Pizzeria & Bistro Bar which is open for lunch and dinner everyday.

family fun

The Pirate Adventure Park

For a day the whole family can enjoy as well as our Pirate Adventure Park Westport Estate offers a range of amenities for children of all ages.


What they say

a lot of fun, full of history

Sereniti S

The house is beautiful inside and out. The tour was a lot of fun, full of history. I learned a lot about the history of Westport and Ireland. The rooms were all nicely furnished, and we could walk around the home after the tour.

Would highly recommend this tour

Tipperary Visitors

A most enjoyable house tour with our tour guide. They were so pleasant and most informative about the house itself and it's occupants. Would highly recommend this tour

Excellent venue, well worth a visit


A very enjoyable experience. We were caught in a heavy rain shower on the way to the house and we were met at the gate by very kind staff with umbrellas and they had us stand by the open fire at the entrance to the house to warm up before the tour. Mary, our tour guide, was clearly knowledgeable on the history of the house and the families that lived there. Her enthusiasm for the house was evident and made the tour that bit more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour if you are in westport or the surrounding areas.

Well worth the visit

Matthew T

John, house guide gave a wonderfully informative and interesting guide to Westport House. I learnt so much about the house, family and social, economic and political history of the area. Great introduction to Westport.

Highly recommend the guide as you gain an intimate and thrilling insight into the house and the ongoing restoration programme.

Well worth the visit,

Follow Our Story

watch us transform into Ireland's leading attraction

In 2021 Westport House was awarded Fáilte Ireland’s Platforms for Growth grant for Heritage and Cultural Attractions, worth €20.2 million. The funding is part of an ongoing, ambitious masterplan that will transform Westport Estate into a world-class tourism destination and visitor attraction. The project will reimagine the entire 433-acre Westport Estate as part of a €75 million master plan, which also includes the redevelopment of Hotel Westport itself.

Among the key areas of work that will be supported by Fáilte Ireland and in partnership with acclaimed landscape designer Mary Reynolds, Westport Estate will be creating a uniquely Irish re-wilded landscape experience connecting earth with Irish heritage. The restoration of Westport House and the reimagining of its 300-year history will also be a strong feature. In addition, a brand-new immersive visitor experience will be created that tells the legendary story of Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connacht.

Follow our story as we attempt to transform Westport Estate into one of Ireland's leading attraction

Would you like a glimpse into the craftsmanship of the decades gone before us?

You can get exactly that during Heritage Week 2022 here in Westport House where we will have a Crafts Demonstration on Sunday the 14th of August 🛠

Here in our Coach House we will have Rope Making, Blacksmith Crafts & Basket Making demonstrations 🧺

Admission is free and the demonstrations will run from 11am until 6pm 🪜

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First up on our Heritage Week Schedule here in Westport House is our Finding Grace event on Saturday the 13th of August 🗓

Learn all about Westport Estate’s direct links with the inspiring woman who was Grace O’Malley 👌🏻 Did you know the House is built on the grounds of an old O’Malley Fortress? 🏰

This event is free of charge but spaces are limited so book today to secure your spot 👇🏼


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Planning on visiting our Pirate Adventure Park this August?🎢

We’ve got some insider advice… book in advance online to avoid disappointment and big queues 🤫

The Summer holidays and the good weather have meant our Park has been sold out a lot recently so secure your tickets and make sure you don’t miss out on your visit to Westport Estate 🙌🏻

Link in Bio to book 💻

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Heritage Week at Westport House is upon us!

From the 13th to the 21st August we will be running events that highlight the parts of our heritage here that make Westport Estate so special 💫

On Saturday the 13th of August we will kick off as we host the Finding Grace event where you will have the opportunity to learn all about the wonderful Grace O’Malley - This event is free but requires registration and spaces are limited, sign up today to secure your spot ⬇️


On Sunday the 14th of August we will showcase Rope Making, Blacksmith Works and Basket Making here in our Coach House - This event is free and does not require registration ⬇️


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Start August off on a strong note and 🛶swing🛶 on over to our website at: https://www.westporthouse.ie/pirate-adventure-park and book a ticket to secure your place on the pirate queen or one of our other fun attractions 🥳 ...

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It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the grounds and estate over the long weekend 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Thank you to all that popped down and we hope you enjoyed our little slice of paradise ☀️

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Delighted to see so many people enjoying some sweet and savoury treats from our #airstream this week🍦

If your out and about on the estate be sure to grab a freshly ground Coffee ☕️ or try one of our new Crêpes 😍

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Today, we thought it would be a good idea to send a couple members of our team down our iconic Pirates Plunge Flume Ride while shooting a video on their phones, so we could share the experience with our followers 🤣

We'll post the video once their phones dry out🤦‍♂️

Stay tuned for more adventures at the Pirate Adventure Park 🏝

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What's On?

There's always somethinghappening at Westport estate

From events to workshops to festivals, there is always something happening in the world of Westport Estate.