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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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Fun times for all the family

Five more family-fun ways to experience Westport House and Hotel Westport We’re all about families here at Westport House and Estate: Stuff you can do together as a family unit, as well as stuff that the kids will want to do all by themselves – and grown-up stuff that mums and dads will embrace while the kids are happily and safely occupied. Last month’s blog on family fun at Westport […]

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Unforgettable Family Fun

Six family-fun ways to experience Westport House, Hotel Westport and….of course…..the Pirate Adventure Park Family holidays are the stuff of lifelong memories. When we look back on childhood days, they jump out like nothing else. For the kids, it’s all about special time with mum and dad, while making new friends and flinging themselves into exciting new experiences. For parents, its about getting the most out of precious out-of-school time […]

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Five Hidden Gems

Five hidden gems of Westport House When it comes to hidden gems, historic Westport House is a real treasure trove of fascinating cultural nuggets, charming ephemera and nooks and crannies to explore. To whet your appetite, here are a five for you to find on your next visit. 1. Angel’s hand As you enter the stunning entrance hall of Westport House, your eyes will be drawn to its biggest presence: […]

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Gardener’s Blog #3 – The Rose Garden

It’s All Coming Up Roses The rose garden is situated in the beautifully terraced south-facing side of Westport House. The sunken rose gardens gradually taper in a terraced fashion down to the basement level of Westport House. This sunken-terrace effect provides a peaceful and sheltered space in which to enjoy the 180 vibrant red rose plants that we have planted. We chose ‘Rosa Alec’s Red’, a wonderfully fragrant variety that […]

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Antique Additions

We had another significant day at Westport House this week with the first major antique being added by the Hughes family to Westport House. This major acquisition is central to their desire to develop the house and estate on all fronts into one of the best of Georgian historic homes in the country. With an avid antique expert in the family (yet another reason that this house fits the Hughes […]

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