WESTPORT HOUSE OF WESTPORT ESTATE

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Join the team at Westport Estate and become a part of a truly transformational change in the West of Ireland.

It is an exciting time to join the team at Westport Estate and Hotel Westport offering the opportunity to become part of a truly transformational change in the Westport and Mayo region.

Westport Estate is owned by the Hughes Group, the Mayo family behind the globally successful clothing manufacturing company, Portwest. The overall vision of the Hughes Family is to reimagine the entire offering within the 433-acre historic estate as part of a €75 million master plan. We are now actively seeking many roles to manage the day-to-day elements of Hotel Westport and contribute to the vision and strategy for Westport Estate as a world-class tourism destination.

Why join Westport Estate?

Westport Estate, home to one of Ireland’s most popular heritage attractions, Westport House. Come join our team as we attempt to transform Westport Estate into a world-class tourism destination! The overall vision of the project is to reimagine the entire offering within the 433-acre grounds as part of a €75 million master plan, which also includes the redevelopment of Hotel Westport.

A Big project with a Big Vision

Westport Estate has begun works under a Fáilte Ireland’s Platforms for Growth grant worth €20.2 million. The funding is part of an ambitious plan to transform Westport Estate into a world-class tourism destination.

Inclusion


Joining Westport Estate is about joining a family run business and culture of openness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation & expectation to have a voice and be heard!

Opportunities

Careers are made from experiences. At Westport Estate and those experiences can be as diverse as you! With such a huge project we offer unlimited scope for growth and progression.

Sustainability

Westport Estate is working with acclaimed landscape designer Mary Reynolds to develop a very different and uniquely Irish re-wilded landscape experience connecting the earth with Irish heritage.

Be Apart of History

The reimagining of Westport House's 300-year history will be a strong feature in the near-future with an immersive visitor experience telling the legendary story of Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connacht.

Family

As big as Westport Estate is, it is actually family owned by a local Westport Family, the Hughes. When you join the team here at Westport Estate you are joining one big family with many members having worked on the estate for over 20 years.

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watch us transform into Ireland's leading attraction

In 2021 Westport House was awarded Fáilte Ireland’s Platforms for Growth grant for Heritage and Cultural Attractions, worth €20.2 million. The funding is part of an ongoing, ambitious masterplan that will transform Westport Estate into a world-class tourism destination and visitor attraction. The project will reimagine the entire 433-acre Westport Estate as part of a €75 million master plan, which also includes the redevelopment of Hotel Westport itself.

Among the key areas of work that will be supported by Fáilte Ireland and in partnership with acclaimed landscape designer Mary Reynolds, Westport Estate will be creating a uniquely Irish re-wilded landscape experience connecting earth with Irish heritage. The restoration of Westport House and the reimagining of its 300-year history will also be a strong feature. In addition, a brand-new immersive visitor experience will be created that tells the legendary story of Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connacht.

Follow our story as we attempt to transform Westport Estate into one of Ireland's leading attraction

Come on down to The Westport House Recruitment Open Day!

Saturday, Feb 11th
, 10am to 12pm Noon

Saturday, Feb 18th, 10am to 12pm Noon

Would you like to become part of a friendly team, renowned for exceptional customer service and creating magical summer memories?

Join us on Feb 11th or Feb 18th between 10am and 12pm at the Cara Suite at Hotel Westport and chat with our amazing Westport House crew who will be on hand to discuss training, flexible working hours and our exciting full-time, part-time and seasonal opportunities.

As documented in the thousands of online reviews our team are our greatest asset at Westport Estate and everyone plays a critical part in our visitor experience.

We’re recruiting passionate, customer-focused, enthusiastic team players looking for a fun, vibrant, diverse workplace this summer season.

Our current positions include:

- Mechanical and Non-Mechanical Operators

- Westport House Tour Guides

- Ticketing Assistants

- Food & Beverage Crew for all Estate Food Outlets

- Chefs, all grades

- Kitchen Porters

- Variety of Seasonal Roles

Want more information?

Speak to our team at our open day on:

Saturday, Feb 11th
, 10am to 12pm Noon

Saturday, Feb 18th, 10am to 12pm Noon

 

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How about a leisurely cycle through the stunning grounds of Westport Estate this weekend? 🌳

Stop off at one of our airstream cafes for a Coffee and something sweet 😍

Happy Friday guys 👋🏻
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Surrounded by the beauty of Westport Estate, enjoy a stress-free, luxury Glamping experience this summer.

Relax in one of our 5-meter Bell Glamping Tents, and look forward to your freshly made bed, hot shower access, free Wifi, electrical outlets and private picnic benches.

With the picturesque grounds of Westport Estate on your doorstep, the vibrant town Westport only a short stroll away and a host of day trip excursions on offer such as Achill Island, The Great Western Greenway or Croagh Patrick; you’re guaranteed Irish adventure, spectacular views and unforgettable experiences!
Don’t forget, Glamping guests can take advantage of discounted Estate entry to The Pirate Adventure Park, as well as the Leisure Centre and Gym, including our 20m swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna.

Book your 2023 Glamping adventure today!
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Wrap up warm 🧣 and head out to us here at Westport House & Estate for a walk in this crisp Winter air ❄️

Grab yourself a Coffee or a Hot Chocolate at our Airstream Cafe to warm those 🙌🏻 along your way! Our Airstream Cafe is open Friday - Sunday from 10am until 4pm ☕️

Have a wonderful weekend 💙
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Have you ever looked up in our entrance hall here in Westport House and noticed the torn flags on either side of the pillars of the staircase? 👀

These are British Regimental Flags dating back to the 1800’s 🤩

Flags we’re often let hang until they fell apart to represent a soldiers life, yet another beautiful piece of history for you to observe when we return for visits here in Westport House 🙌🏻
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The days are a bit chillier this week but no reason why you can’t get on those jackets, scarf and gloves 🧤 and take a stroll through the grounds of Westport House 🚶‍♂️

A lovely way to spend a while of the evening with the family to switch off and unwind among nature 🌳
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Our beautiful Estate is the perfect spot for a stroll during these January days 🚶‍♂️

Trying to get those steps in? 🚶🏻‍♀️ Or promised yourself you’ll get out in the fresh air every day for the month? 💨 What better place to do it than in these beautiful surroundings 🌳
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We hope that you are all settling into 2023 🥳

We will be taking a little break here in Westport House until March to spruce things up and give our staff some well needed R&R after an incredibly busy season and of course Christmas 👏🏼

Take note of our new hours as our Grounds will still be open alongside our Airstream which will have ample Coffee & Treats for all those January strolls around the Estate 🚶‍♂️
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