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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

We are very excited to have the illustrious Thomas Haughton come on board The Westport Estate Project as Head of Culinary.

A highly accomplished, creative and passionate Culinary Professional with over 25 years' experience, Thomas has worked alongside some of the world's finest chefs in some of the finest restaurants including in two Michelin Star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.

Come on down to Westport Estate this Summer and check our new Summer Menus across the estate.
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Have you climbed the Holy Mountain?

Croagh Patrick is a Holy Mountain for Irish people. According to traditions and accounts, in 441 AD, St Patrick spent the 40 days of Lent praying and fasting on the mountain top as part of his effort to convert Ireland to Christianity, following the example of Christ and Moses.
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Will the new Westport Estate look something like this?

Westport Estate, home to one of Ireland’s most popular heritage attractions, Westport House, has been awarded Fáilte Ireland’s Grant for Heritage and Culture, worth €20.2 million.

The funding will be part of an ambitious master plan that will transform Westport Estate into a world-class tourism destination.

The vision is to reimagine the entire offering of the 433-acre estate as part of a €75 million master plan, including the redevelopment of Hotel Westport itself.

SOME KEY AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
🌳 LANDSCAPE GARDEN EXPERIENCES
Working alongside acclaimed landscape designer Mary Reynolds, Westport Estate will be creating a uniquely Irish re-wilded landscape experience connecting earth and nature with Irish heritage.

📖. WESTPORT HOUSE
The restoration of Westport House and the reimagining of its 300-year old history.

🏴‍☠️ IMMERSIVE GRACE O'MALLEY VISITOR EXPERIENCE
A brand-new immersive visitor experience will be built to tell the legendary story of Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connacht.

🛎️ HOTEL WESTPORT
Hotel Westport situated within the estate will undergo an exciting and ambitious full refurbishment.

And much, much more
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Mary Reynolds is an Irish gardener, landscape designer, author and public activist, known for being the youngest contestant to win a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show. She currently works as an author, designer and environmentalist, and published her first book The Garden Awakening in 2016.

Westport Estate, home to one of Ireland’s most popular heritage attractions, Westport House, has been awarded Fáilte Ireland’s Grant for Heritage and Culture, worth €20.2 million.

The funding will be part of an ambitious master plan that will transform Westport Estate into a world-class tourism destination.

The vision is to reimagine the entire offering of the 433-acre estate as part of a €75 million master plan, including the redevelopment of Hotel Westport itself.

SOME KEY AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
🌳 LANDSCAPE GARDEN EXPERIENCES
Working alongside acclaimed landscape designer Mary Reynolds, Westport Estate will be creating a uniquely Irish re-wilded landscape experience connecting earth and nature with Irish heritage.

📖. WESTPORT HOUSE
The restoration of Westport House and the reimagining of its 300-year old history.

🏴‍☠️ IMMERSIVE GRACE O'MALLEY VISITOR EXPERIENCE
A brand-new immersive visitor experience will be built to tell the legendary story of Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connacht.

🛎️ HOTEL WESTPORT
Hotel Westport situated within the estate will undergo an exciting and ambitious full refurbishment.

And much, much more
Sign up for our newsletter and follow the journey!

Link in our bio @WestportHouse
Link in our bio @WestportHouse
Link in our bio @WestportHouse
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If we are to take rewilding, or restoration ecology, or new nature, whatever you want to call it, forward then we need people who will be best placed to progress its ambitions in the future. They need to be open to new ideas and bold plans, while taking on board what we’ve achieved in the past. These people are the next generation of conservationists.

Rewilding aims to restore ecosystems and reverse biodiversity declines by allowing wildlife and natural processes to reclaim areas no longer under human management.

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Westport Estate is working with renowned garden designer Mary Reynolds to lead the way in the movement of #Rewilding.

But what is an example of Rewilding?

Examples of rewilding include: Protecting, expanding and connecting ancient woodlands to enable a diverse range of wildlife to establish and disperse, and increasing carbon storage. Reducing high populations of grazing animals to help trees and other vegetation grow.

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Westport Estate is going to be at the fore of Rewilding, but what is #Rewilding you may ask?

Rewilding is a progressive approach to conservation. It's about letting nature take care of itself, enabling natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes.

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The Pirate Adventure Park
ONE PASS, UNLIMITED FUN

For a day out The Whole Family Can Enjoy!
As well as The Pirate Adventure Park, Westport Estate offers a range of amenities for children of all ages.

Enjoy 25% off if staying with us

Located on 400-acres of woodlands and trails and overlooking Clew Bay, Westport Estate has over 30 years experience in offering award-winning* family fun.

Westport Estate is undergoing a huge transformation!
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