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10 Irish Family Christmas Traditions

Its the most wonderful time of the year and no matter who you talk to everyone has their own idea of the perfect Christmas, whether its something instilled in you from your own childhood Christmases or a tradition that is newly formed with your own kids, every family have their own Christmas traditions. Here are 15 of the most popular family Christmas traditions … don’t forget to leave us a […]

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Westport House Finalists in the WeddingsOnline Awards 2020

We are thrilled to announce that we have made it to the finals of the Weddings Online awards 2020! Thank you to everyone who voted for us as Exclusive Venue of the Year! #wolawards20 Watch this space! ⭐ “Since its inauguration in 2009, this event has become a permanent fixture in the diaries of Ireland’s wedding industry professionals and brides and grooms-to-be alike. The weddingsonline Awards recognise the success, dedication […]

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Your Wedding Planning Guide, 2 weeks to go

Keep Calm, your 2 weeks away from the most magical day of your life! At this stage it’s only the last minute bits to do, don’t go getting any ideas about starting a new diet, changing skincare regime, adding more people to your bridal party (or removing). The plans are in place and we’re here to guide you through the last few deets… Collect Wedding Dress By now you should […]

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Your Wedding Planning Guide, 4 weeks to go

4 weeks left until the big day. In the last 4 weeks, you get to enjoy the run-up to the wedding, the excitement the final plans coming together. Everything is in place now, and these weeks you need to concentrate on getting those ZZZ’s and looking after yourself and enjoying the lead up to your big day!  What you need to do at this stage… Facials If you have been […]

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Sensory Santa at Westport House

For little Christmas fans with autism and sensory disorders, Friday, December 6th sees a special Sensory Santa Visit take place from 3pm to 8pm. The Christmas hustle and bustle is toned down, and families can enjoy individual visits with Santa Claus and all the other Winter Wonderland events, just at a slower pace. Complimentary adult carer ticket available. For bookings contact 098 27766, Sensory Santa is not available to book […]

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SIZZLING HALLOWEEN & SANTA STAYS FROM Westport House and Hotel Westport

Looking for the perfect place that can offer discerning adults and their children fantastic family fun this Autumn and Winter? Then look no further as Hotel Westport and Westport House are offering some tantalising mid-term and pre-Christmas breaks that will help make magical memories to treasure. Hair-raising family adventures at Halloween Fest, Westport House Scare yourself silly this Halloween at Mayo’s Westport House and Hotel Westport, where ghoulish delights, scary […]

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Your Wedding Planning Guide, 2 Months till I DO

Wedding Planning Guide – 2 Months to go If you have been following our Wedding planning guides you should be pretty well organised, if not don’t worry catch up here; Wedding Planner Guide 1, Guide 2 & Guide 3 and our latest Guide -3 Months to go!   Ok, so you’re down to 2 months to go, at this point your probably thinking “Have I forgot something?” … ” I have […]

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Westport House Launch New Sensory Area

The Mayo School Break Club run by Western Care visited Westport House today to launch a Sensory Space for visitors with sensory needs.  Nestled in between the old house bridge and the Grace O’Malley Statue, guests can enjoy some quiet time listening to the bird song, the wind in the trees and the sound of the river if they need a break.  Families with children with sensory processing difficulties are […]

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Gardeners’ Blog #8 — The Gardens at the Front of Westport House

Notes from the front The front steps leading up into Westport House have always been the most prominent aspect of the estate – first impressions were terribly important in the Georgian era after all! Over the past century, the gardens had somewhat lost their way, with the various additions and alterations distorting the landscape design that had been originally intended. Trying to get back to the original concept would mean […]

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Your Wedding Planning Guide, Week 4 – 3 Months To Go

  If you have been following our Wedding Planning Guide up till now, you should be fairly organised, Go You! At this stage, you are probably down to your last few months before the big day. so let’s just recap on everything we have already covered: Budget Guestlist Venue Ceremony  Band Photographer Videographer Pre-Marriage Course Register Intent to Marry  Wedding Dress appointments Wedding Cake Bridal Party Ceremony/ Venue Decor  Honeymoon […]

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