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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 sit by our flower garden 🪴

This looks like the perfect place to sit back and take in the fresh autumn air, down by the Quay at Westport House 🌞

We’re looking forward to taking you on our journey of developing the gardens in a way that nurtures biodiversity and nature, as well as design and taste!

Evenings around our grounds are just absolutely bliss this autumn 🍂
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Westport House this evening joins with many other fantastic and historic buildings across Ireland in support for the many women who’s lives have been affected by Cardiovascular Disease.

The @irish_heart_foundation ‘s campaign #herheartmatters aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease and stroke among women and save lives by encouraging women to make sustainable lifestyle choices to protect their heart health ❤️

Today is world heart day and we proudly support the Irish Heart Foundation and #herheartmatters by turning Westport House ♥️
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Visitors to Westport House may notice the prevalence of the eagle in various forms throughout the house and grounds 🦅

The reason that the eagle appears so frequently is that it forms part of the Browne family crest!

This can be traced as far back to Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray Castle, Sussex, England, who was horseman to Henry VIII 🐴

His descendant, John Browne (1709 – 1776) was made Baron Mount Eagle on the 20th August 1729, Viscount Westport on 24th August 1760 and Earl of Altamont on 4th December 1771!

Later, his grandson, John Denis Browne then the 3rd Earl of Altamont, received the title Marquess of Sligo for his support in favour of the Act of Union 1800!

The eagle has been a favoured and frequent design detail in both the architecture and the interiors of the house 🙌🏻

On approach, visitors to the House can see two eagles on each corner of the East front of the house and once inside, the visitor can encounter the Eagle emblem as they explore the various rooms and floors of the Georgian Manor 🦅
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Just one more sleep until Culture Night at Westport House 🤩

We’re so excited to open our doors and welcome you from far and wide for an evening celebrating culture, creativity and the arts 🖼

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow night (Friday) from 6pm to 9pm at the House!

Admission is free and a guided tour will be taking place at 7pm 🕰

See you all there 👋🏻
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Meet the man behind the beauty of the renowned Westport House Gardens 🌳

Seán Fahy is five years into his role as Head Gardener, coming from an extensive fishery background, with vast experience of organic garden production 🌱

With a wealth of knowledge and passion, the Westport-native’s most recent vision has embodied itself down by the Quay Entrance, where you can appreciate the contrast all the different species to your left to your right as you enter the grounds 🌸 🌺

Seán grew up just over the wall from Westport House by the Demesne, making this a very special place to cultivate his childhood playground into the stunning gardens we see evolving today!
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We are delighted to announce that we will hold a Culture Night here in Westport House, next Friday, September 23rd 🗓

The House will be open from 6-9pm with free admission 🤩

A guided tour will take place at 7pm 🖼

Come along and marvel in the wonderful history of the beautiful Westport House 🖤
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We have been overwhelmed by the response to our announcement of Winter Wonderland at Westport House for 2022 🎅🏻

We have already sold out for some days in December so clearly you guys are as excited as we are 😉

Don’t miss out on your visit to Winter Wonderland at Westport House this year, book your tickets today 👉🏼 Link in our Bio
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