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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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Schools Out for Summer in Westport House

Create precious memories for all the family on the 400-acre historic lands of Westport House. Situated in the heart of Westport town, this 300-year-old heritage destination, the lands of legendary Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley, has a myriad of exciting family adventures in store – and lots of new activities this summer.  Soak up the inspiring heritage of Westport House with a brand-new Audio Tour app now available for all visitors […]

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Your Wedding Planning Guide, Week 3

If you’ve been following our weekly guide, you will be pretty organised at this stage of the planning process. you will have an idea of what you want and don’t want and your vision of your wedding will be coming together nicely. So here’s where the fun begins. Follow these next steps to the wedding of your dreams…..   Bridesmaid Dress Shopping This can be a tricky one to organise, […]

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Your Wedding Planning Guide, Week 2

Last week, in our Wedding Planning Guide Week 1  we discussed how to get your wedding off the ground and the essentials that need to be booked asap once you start wedding planning. After those all important decisions are made, you don’t want to take your foot off the pedal. To avoid any stress during your wedding planning follow our easy steps for guidance on the next level of your planning […]

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Gardener’s Blog #6 – The Riverside Walk

Walk of life One of the most striking aspects of the Westport House Estate is the beautiful Carrowbeg River that slides through the grounds down to the sea. Graceful and life-giving, its presence is inextricably bound up in the house’s history. Westport House itself was built in 1730 on the ruins of an old castle belonging to the Pirate Queen, Granuaile, and in the decade that followed, the house’s architect […]

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Your Wedding Planning Guide, Week 1

When planning your wedding, there are things that are nice to know, and there are things you need to know—advice so essential any bride who’s lucky enough to hear it thinks, “I’m so glad someone told me that!” If you’re wondering whether there’s something you may have missed (or even if you’ve got everything under control), check out our indispensable planning secrets below.  Plan your Budget – Before you do anything else, […]

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Make-A-Wish launches Walk for Wishes – in Memory and in Hope

A celebratory walk for Wish Children will take place in Westport House on 15th June 2019   16th May 2019 – In memory of Wish Children, both past and present, Make-A-Wish will be joined by Wish families, friends, volunteers and supporters on 15th June in Westport House for Walk for Wishes. Starting at 2pm, participants will walk to remember all of the 2,400 children whose wishes have been granted across […]

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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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A Wedding Destination with a Difference

  There are few places left in Ireland where you can have a truly unique wedding experience. Nestled in a beautiful 400-acre estate, in the heart of Westport town, sits the historical Westport House and Estate. A river walk away, you find the award winning 4-Star Hotel Westport. And in the farmyard, you can have a boho-chic wedding or afters celebration.  With three venues to choose from, this unique location, […]

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