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Maureen and all her grand children on the Sicilian marble staircase at Westport House

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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We’re Hiring

We have a bunch of new roles for the right people to join one of the most exciting tourism developments in the West: Westport House & Hotel Westport. We are now actively seeking to fill the roles below to help us wow our customers. Please click on the job below for a description of the role and the skills/qualifications necessary for success. We welcome your application and please do share […]

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Gardener’s Blog #5 – The Woodland

Nurturing nature’s giants: Woodland Preservation & Regeneration Autumn is all about trees, the colours of their leaves turning gold and crimson before falling to the ground for you to crunch underfoot (or roll about in, depending on your energy levels!). The broadleaf hardwoods are responsible for this vibrant seasonal display, and here at Westport House, we are lucky enough to have lots and lots. Visitors love to stroll around the […]

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Chinese Delegation Visits

We were delighted to welcome a Chinese delegation led by Vice Governor He Tiancai of Shanxi Province this morning as part of a 2 day business visit to Dublin and Mayo.ie Local Enterprise Office. They especially loved visiting our Chinese Room and finding a dresser originating from their own province at home! After having a wonderful overnight stay in Hotel Westport, they were welcomed to Westport House by Owen Hughes.  Owen […]

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Gold Medal Award Finalist

Hotel Westport Named A Finalist in Ireland’s Family Friendly Award at Hotel & Catering Review Awards It was smiles all around for Westport last night at the Hotel & Catering Review Awards in Lyrath Estate, Co. Kilkenny. Hotel Westport was named a finalist in the Award for Ireland’s Family Friendly Hotel – having previously won this award in 2015, winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award in 2014 and a finalist […]

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