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Sensory Santa at Westport House

For little Christmas fans with autism and sensory disorders, Friday, December 6th sees a special Sensory Santa Visit take place from 3pm to 8pm. The Christmas hustle and bustle is toned down, and families can enjoy individual visits with Santa Claus and all the other Winter Wonderland events, just at a slower pace. Complimentary adult carer ticket available. For bookings contact 098 27766, Sensory Santa is not available to book […]

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Maureen and all her grand children on the Sicilian marble staircase at Westport House

Happy 80th Maureen!

And here’s to many more from us all at Westport House & Hotel Westport On Saturday 19th January, Maureen Ketterick celebrated her 80th Birthday with her family on Westport Estate. Her children and grand-children organised a night with a difference to celebrate this very special occasion. They brought Maureen back to historic Westport House where her in-laws, Martin & May, lived in the gate lodge at the Quay. Martin worked […]

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5 New Reasons to Visit Winter Wonderland in 2018

Winter Wonderland  – now in its 8th year – is the most magical time of the year at Westport House.  Our special guests get to experience the stunning historic home in a way that most visitors don’t…..and we get such fun out of sprinkling the magic throughout everyone’s visit.   We love when Santa visits the house and all of the Elves get super excited to make sure that ours is […]

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Mayo is Magic This Christmas-time

Check Out Our List of 5 Festive Things to Do in Mayo this December. **ENTER TO WIN A FAMILY BREAK IN OUR COMPETITION BELOW** We would argue that Mayo is magic at the best of times. But this December, we are really pulling out all of the festive stops. You are invited to visit us in Westport and Castlebar this December for a weekend full of holly jolly magic and […]

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Westport House Presents Cheques totaling €12,000 to its Annual Open Day Charities. L to R - Eriko Hopkinson, Charlie Harburn, Ellie O'Brien from the Westport Children's Choir, Biddy Hughes from Westport House and Joe Brett, Tia Crowley and Michael Flanagan from Western Care.

€12,000 Raised for Charities

Westport House Raises €12,000 for Disability and Children’s Charities The Hughes family and our onsite partners opened up “The Best Family Holiday Destination in Ireland” for absolutely free and asked visitors to dig deep for our charity partners, Western Care who are providing services for people with disabilities and autism across Mayo and Westport Children’s Choir who were fundraising to send 15 of their members to perform in Carnegie Hall. […]

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A Very Georgian Experience

Gorgeous Georgian fare in sumptuous Westport House Pop-Up Restaurant It’s not every day you get to live the life of a lord or lady, but here at Westport House, we give you the chance to do just that. Join us any Saturday night in August for an intimate taste of Georgian life. A once-in-a-life-time chance to feast on food from one of the most defining eras in Irish heritage, prepared […]

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Winter Wonderland – A Truly Magical Experience

What a magical experience Winter Wonderland has been so far! With only 8 more days of Winter Wonderland left, be sure to book your tickets quick! We are so lucky to have received such positive feedback from our guests, it really makes all of our hard work so worth while! “Santa was the best EVER, jolly, funny, engaged with all the children and we didn’t feel rushed” “Well organised, lots […]

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Live Crib Launch at Westport House

Last weekend marked the official launch of our Live Crib as part of the Winter Wonderland 2017 experience. The Live Crib is a fundraising initiative for St. Mary’s Church who are in desperate need of restorative works. Guests at the launch enjoyed a delicious glass of mulled wine and some delightful carol singing performed by members of the Westport Children’s Choir. Located in front of the main steps up to […]

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Customer Feedback about Winter Wonderland

Our Winter Wonderland experience has opened and we are so happy with our customer’s reactions! A lot of time and work goes into creating such a magical Christmas experience, and we feel it is always so worth while when we see the big happy smiles on the parents and children’s faces! Even better, is when we get comments from our guests telling us what they think. “Really friendly staff. Thought it was […]

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Anne Chambers Book Launch – The Life Howe Peter Browne

On Friday, 10th of November, Westport House had the pleasure of celebrating the launch of Anne Chamber’s long-awaited biography on our very own Howe Peter Browne. The 2nd Marquess of Sligo is one of the more colourful characters in the history of Westport House and we cannot wait to read all about him. Anne is famed for her biographies of Grace O’Malley and has a very close connection with Westport […]

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