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Westport House – Chocolate Brownie Recipe

These are a real treat for the whole family. Simple and great fun to make. Create these as a part of your perfect Afternoon Tea, or why not with some ice-cream for a yummy dessert.   Ingredients: 567g butter 567g chocolate 70% 567g brown sugar 270g plain flour 10 eggs Method: Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl Cream sugar and eggs until light and pale Add butter and chocolate […]

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Gardener’s Blog #9 — Woodland Trails and Loops

Paths of Glory Is there anything nicer, or more therapeutic, than strolling through mature woodland? No matter what the season, woodland walks lift the spirits – the trees’ ancient boughs calm busy minds, their towering trunks dwarfing our worldly worries. Sylvan balm for the soul.  Depending on your starting point wheather its from the Hotel Westport Bridge entrance, The Quay Entrance or entering from Westport House the new 3.5km looped […]

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Social Distancing but need to get out? Top 5 Place to Visit near Westport

It’s a strange time for us all right now. No-one is sure what to do. One thing we know for sure is that it is really important to keep healthy, get out in the fresh air and keep your head clear. We hope you’ll find our list of some ways you can relax and unwind here in Westport during the current situation. 1 Discover the Stunning Westport House Estate and […]

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Westport House Covid-19 Closure Notice

In line with government advice, Westport House (the historic house itself)  is now closed to the public and it will remain closed until we receive further official advice on this. If you have pre-booked a ticket or an event, our team will be in contact with you soon regarding refunds or re-booking.   **GROUNDS OPEN TO WALKERS** We are delighted to be able to keep the grounds open for walkers to […]

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7 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Westport

When planning a trip, it’s easy to think blue skies and sunsets, but unfortunately it does rain from time to time. But don’t worry we’ve got you covered. There’s plenty to see and do in Westport Rain, Hail Sleet, Snow or Sunshine! Take a look at our Top 7 things to do in Westport when it’s raining:   1. Step back in time Ireland’s most beautiful historic house. First opened […]

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Discover Family Fun This Easter in Hotel Westport

Want to make some magical memories together this Easter? Well, look no further than Hotel Westport on Westport House Estate. Its set to be a cracking Easter for all the family with the rides, slides, boats and trains of the Pirate Adventure Park, our kiddies Panda Club and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Hotel Westport is located on the beautiful 400 acre Westport House Estate – and yet, is only […]

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Job alert: Mechanical Fitter

MECHANICAL FITTER Location: Westport House Estate Reporting to: Estate & Construction Manager Duties & Responsibilities: The position of mechanical supervisor is to aid the Estate & Construction Manager and the Adventure Manager to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the Pirate Adventure Park attractions and the fleet of maintenance machinery.  Ensure all rides and equipment comply with equipment manufacturers’ operating standards and requirements. Perform visual and auditory inspections of […]

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CIE Tours Awards of Excellence

Hotel Westport & Westport House Honoured at CIE Tours International 30th Annual Awards of Excellence At a reception in Christchurch Cathedral 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 30th year, the annual awards of excellence recognise the best hotels and attractions across Ireland and are based […]

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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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