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Join the team at Westport Estate and become apart 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

Would you like a glimpse into the craftsmanship of the decades gone before us?

You can get exactly that during Heritage Week 2022 here in Westport House where we will have a Crafts Demonstration on Sunday the 14th of August 🛠

Here in our Coach House we will have Rope Making, Blacksmith Crafts & Basket Making demonstrations 🧺

Admission is free and the demonstrations will run from 11am until 6pm 🪜
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First up on our Heritage Week Schedule here in Westport House is our Finding Grace event on Saturday the 13th of August 🗓

Learn all about Westport Estate’s direct links with the inspiring woman who was Grace O’Malley 👌🏻 Did you know the House is built on the grounds of an old O’Malley Fortress? 🏰

This event is free of charge but spaces are limited so book today to secure your spot 👇🏼

https://shop.westporthouse.ie/shop/
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Planning on visiting our Pirate Adventure Park this August?🎢

We’ve got some insider advice… book in advance online to avoid disappointment and big queues 🤫

The Summer holidays and the good weather have meant our Park has been sold out a lot recently so secure your tickets and make sure you don’t miss out on your visit to Westport Estate 🙌🏻

Link in Bio to book 💻
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Heritage Week at Westport House is upon us!

From the 13th to the 21st August we will be running events that highlight the parts of our heritage here that make Westport Estate so special 💫

On Saturday the 13th of August we will kick off as we host the Finding Grace event where you will have the opportunity to learn all about the wonderful Grace O’Malley - This event is free but requires registration and spaces are limited, sign up today to secure your spot ⬇️

https://shop.westporthouse.ie/shop/

On Sunday the 14th of August we will showcase Rope Making, Blacksmith Works and Basket Making here in our Coach House - This event is free and does not require registration ⬇️

https://www.westporthouse.ie/2022/07/28/heritage-day-crafts-demonstrations/
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Start August off on a strong note and 🛶swing🛶 on over to our website at: https://www.westporthouse.ie/pirate-adventure-park and book a ticket to secure your place on the pirate queen or one of our other fun attractions 🥳 ...

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It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the grounds and estate over the long weekend 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Thank you to all that popped down and we hope you enjoyed our little slice of paradise ☀️
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Delighted to see so many people enjoying some sweet and savoury treats from our #airstream this week🍦

If your out and about on the estate be sure to grab a freshly ground Coffee ☕️ or try one of our new Crêpes 😍
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Today, we thought it would be a good idea to send a couple members of our team down our iconic Pirates Plunge Flume Ride while shooting a video on their phones, so we could share the experience with our followers 🤣

We'll post the video once their phones dry out🤦‍♂️

Stay tuned for more adventures at the Pirate Adventure Park 🏝
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