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Darkness Into Light – Our 5th Year Already!

It is hard to believe that this year is our  5th hosting the wonderful  Darkness Into Light event.  After losing a family member to suicide, Maeve and Alan Gallagher approached the Browne family asking for use of the grounds for the event to support Pieta House. The Brownes had no hesitation in agreeing and we have loved every minute of our partnership with Maeve & Alan, the team at Pieta […]

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Westport House fundraises for Mayo Roscommon Hospice

€2032 Raised for Mayo Roscommon Hospice

Westport House is delighted to announce that we raised €2032.65 for Mayo Roscommon Hospice as part of our Winter Wonderland event last December.  Pictured you’ll see joint managing director of Westport House, Lady Sheelyn Browne, presenting a cheque to Laurita Blewitt, Fundraising Manager of Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Winter Wonderland is a magical family day out for all the family with a host of activities and workshops as well as an […]

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The Great Western Greenway - Westport House is less than .5km from the start.

In the News: Geared Up For Westport

Last Sunday’s Chic magazine in The Star newspaper featured a wonderful write up by Conor McCaffrey of his recent visit – including a stop at Westport House.  Please click to download the PDF or read the transcript below. The Star Chic Magazine Page 1 The Star Chic Magazine Page 2   GEARED UP FOR WESTPORT Scenically perched on the Mayo Atlantic Coast, Westport prides itself as a coastal gem with […]

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Clare People features Westport Welcomes

In the News: Wonderful Westport

This week’s Clare People featured a review of a recent visit to Westport.  Read on for details… WESTPORT is an architectural delight full of charm and charisma coupled with continental flavour with tree lined malls, floral bedded streets, located on the banks of Clew Bay and overlooked by the famous Croagh Patrick. It is no wonder why this coastal town is one of Ireland’s most popular holiday destinations, for all […]

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Winter's View of historic Westport House from the Front Lawn

A Historic House – What It Takes To Re-Open for Season

5 Things That Go Into Re-Opening Historic Westport House to the Public – Mark Your Calendar for March 1st   We have been trying to hibernate for January and February. We really have. But to be honest with you, we have actually been super busy.  Our small team has been beavering away getting ready to re-open the stunning historic house for our 2016 season.  And with only 5 more sleeps […]

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Westport House Wins Best Family Holiday Destination Award

Westport House Honoured In the Boots Maternity & Infant Magazine Awards Westport, Co. Mayo – 2nd November 2015 – Hosted by RTE’s Today Show presenter Maura Derrane and TV Presenter Brian Ormond, last Friday in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Donnybrook, the Maternity & Infant magazine awards celebrated the very best products, stores and brands in the industry. Westport House was unveiled as the overall winner in the […]

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Clare People features Westport Welcomes

The Economic Impact of Westport House

WESTPORT HOUSE IN NUMBERS: 162,000 visitors in 2014 (up 82% on 2009) €1.7 million Direct Expenditure to the Exchequer and the local economy in 2014 €50.7 million Indirect Investment to Mayo and the wider region 47 full time jobs on site at Westport House Estate 84% visitors are Irish €1.8 million in turnover generated in the financial year ending 30.09.2014 Over 60% of respondents to an on-site survey reported that […]

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Pirate Adventure Park

Best Halloween Event and Best Family Visitor Attraction

Westport House Wins Best Family Visitor Attraction & Best Halloween Event in the West Westport, Co. Mayo – 12th August 2015 – The best of what Ireland has to offer families is revealed in today’s 2015 Primary Times STAR Awards and for the fifth year in a row, Westport House has been honoured with an award. Today, Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park was voted as Best Family Visitor Attraction […]

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New Greenway Through Westport House Estate

Pedals at the Ready – There’s a Greenway Coming Soon to Westport House! New Greenway Connector from Great Western Greenway to Westport Quay Westport, July 2, 2015 – As a Smarter Travel demonstration town, Westport is all about reducing our preference for the car and opting to walk, cycle, skateboard, scoot or share vehicles. As part of this initiative, Mayo County Council and Westport House have partnered on a brand-new […]

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Lady Sligo Exhibition

New Exhibtion: Lady Sligo’s Letters, Westport House & the Famine

Exhibition to be Launched by US Ambassador O’Malley on April 14th Westport, Co. Mayo – 2nd April, 2015 – Westport House is honoured to have U.S. Ambassador, Kevin O’Malley, join them on April 14th to open a brand new exhibition about the family and house’s efforts during the Great Famine.  We hope that you can join us too. It will tell – through a series of letters written by Lady […]

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