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Packing Checklist for Your Family Camping Holiday

There’s no better way to create magical family memories that you’ll all treasure than to take the kids camping.  Think fresh air.  Laughing kids enjoying the great outdoors.  Tired kids who sleep all night.  Sitting out looking at the stars.  You’ll talk about it for years to come. And as any parent knows, *preparation* is the key to success.  Preparation is the difference between your long-awaited frolic in nature and […]

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We Are Hiring

Job Post: Book Keeper

We are hiring.  A great new role has arisen for the right person to join one of the most exciting tourism developments in the West. We are now actively seeking a Book Keeper for both Westport House & Hotel Westport as part of the finance team. Job Title: Book Keeper This is a full time (39 hours per week), permanent role. Location: Hotel Westport, Westport, Co. Mayo Reporting to: Finance […]

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Seasonal Help Needed

We are hiring! #JobFairy Do you want to join the team who make Westport House the Best Family Holiday Destination in Ireland? Are you passionate, mature, hard-working, people-loving, customer-service focused and looking for a varied and fun workplace? Are you flexible and willing to work weekends?  If you answered yes to the above, then Westport House wants to hear from you! We have the following new seasonal roles for the right […]

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3 Last Min (& Amazing) Mother’s Day Gifts

Stuck for ideas on what to give to your Mum on Sunday? Mother’s Day can creep up on us all and it’s all too easy to fall back on the fail-safe gift options. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course but sometimes it’s nice to gift someone an experience, rather than a product. So, step away from the limp petrol station bouquet and celebrate her in the manner that she […]

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Happy 80th Maureen!

And here’s to many more from us all at Westport House & Hotel Westport On Saturday 19th January, Maureen Ketterick celebrated her 80th Birthday with her family on Westport Estate. Her children and grand-children organised a night with a difference to celebrate this very special occasion. They brought Maureen back to historic Westport House where her in-laws, Martin & May, lived in the gate lodge at the Quay. Martin worked […]

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Peter Malone, Board Member of CIE Tours International, and Vivienne Jupp, Chair CIE Tours International, present Joan Collins, Westport House, with Declan Heneghan, Hotel Westport, Biddy Hughes, Westport House and Eithne Cosgrove, Hotel Westport, with their award at the CIE Tours International 29th Annual Awards of Excellence.

CIE Tours Awards of Excellence

Hotel Westport & Westport House Honoured at CIE Tours International 29th Annual Awards of Excellence & IASI Awards At a reception in Dublin City Hall on Monday night, Elizabeth Crabill, Chief Executive Officer of CIE Tours International, presented Hotel Westport & Westport House each with Merit Awards at their Annual Awards of Excellence. Now in its 29th year, the annual awards of excellence recognise the best hotels and attractions across […]

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Black Friday Payday Weekend Sale

Give the gift of magical memories at Westport House this Christmas… Westport House will be having an online sale this Black Friday Payday weekend from mid-night, Thursday 29th of November to mid-night on Monday 3rd December. We will be offering a whopping 25% off all annual memberships, day passes to the house and grounds and day passes to the Pirate Adventure Park! The perfect gift for Christmas, don’t you think? […]

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5 New Reasons to Visit Winter Wonderland in 2018

Winter Wonderland  – now in its 8th year – is the most magical time of the year at Westport House.  Our special guests get to experience the stunning historic home in a way that most visitors don’t…..and we get such fun out of sprinkling the magic throughout everyone’s visit.   We love when Santa visits the house and all of the Elves get super excited to make sure that ours is […]

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Gardener’s Blog #6 – The lost Italianate Terraces

It’ll end in tiers During my college years, I worked on the Westport House estate each summer, slowly getting to know all its incredible nooks and crannies. As time went on, I gained a deep understanding of the historic fabric of the estate, especially from the previous generations whom have worked the grounds, namely the late Lord Altmont and local man Tommy Heraty of Sandyhill. Tommy’s time Tommy has worked […]

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Mayo is Magic This Christmas-time

Check Out Our List of 5 Festive Things to Do in Mayo this December. **ENTER TO WIN A FAMILY BREAK IN OUR COMPETITION BELOW** We would argue that Mayo is magic at the best of times. But this December, we are really pulling out all of the festive stops. You are invited to visit us in Westport and Castlebar this December for a weekend full of holly jolly magic and […]

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