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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 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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Westport House Presents Cheques totaling €12,000 to its Annual Open Day Charities. L to R - Eriko Hopkinson, Charlie Harburn, Ellie O'Brien from the Westport Children's Choir, Biddy Hughes from Westport House and Joe Brett, Tia Crowley and Michael Flanagan from Western Care.

€12,000 Raised for Charities

Westport House Raises €12,000 for Disability and Children’s Charities The Hughes family and our onsite partners opened up “The Best Family Holiday Destination in Ireland” for absolutely free and asked visitors to dig deep for our charity partners, Western Care who are providing services for people with disabilities and autism across Mayo and Westport Children’s Choir who were fundraising to send 15 of their members to perform in Carnegie Hall. […]

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Seeking Superstar

Have you got previous experience in hospitality?  A passion for online marketing? Excellent writing skills?  Do you pride yourself in making sure that our customers have the best experience when they first engage with us?  Do you want to take ownership of the marketing and sales of certain lines of business? We are looking for a superstar to join our crew to support the sales and marketing efforts of both […]

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Autumn Winter Breaks to Hotel Westport

You are probably well aware by now that Hotel Westport is our sister property and located right on the front lawn of Westport House – a mere 10 minute walk from the house itself.  It is the perfect place to stay when coming to Westport.  We’ve put together some Autumn/Winter breaks below for your consideration. Go on, treat yourself! Two Night Mini-Break? Ok, so this one is really all about […]

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Gardener’s Blog #4 – The Italianate Gardens

A dramatic and colourful Italian opera The Italianate Gardens of Westport House lie in what is now known as the West Lawns, and they are being painstakingly restored so that they can dazzle visitors once more. These gardens were originally created as an integral element of the Italianate Terraces in 1915, allowing the house’s residents and visitors to ‘take the air’ in a refined fashion. No need to worry about […]

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A Very Georgian Experience

Gorgeous Georgian fare in sumptuous Westport House Pop-Up Restaurant It’s not every day you get to live the life of a lord or lady, but here at Westport House, we give you the chance to do just that. Join us any Saturday night in August for an intimate taste of Georgian life. A once-in-a-life-time chance to feast on food from one of the most defining eras in Irish heritage, prepared […]

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