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10 Irish Family Christmas Traditions

Its the most wonderful time of the year and no matter who you talk to everyone has their own idea of the perfect Christmas, whether its something instilled in you from your own childhood Christmases or a tradition that is newly formed with your own kids, every family have their own Christmas traditions. Here are 15 of the most popular family Christmas traditions … don’t forget to leave us a […]

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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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SIZZLING HALLOWEEN & SANTA STAYS FROM Westport House and Hotel Westport

Looking for the perfect place that can offer discerning adults and their children fantastic family fun this Autumn and Winter? Then look no further as Hotel Westport and Westport House are offering some tantalising mid-term and pre-Christmas breaks that will help make magical memories to treasure. Hair-raising family adventures at Halloween Fest, Westport House Scare yourself silly this Halloween at Mayo’s Westport House and Hotel Westport, where ghoulish delights, scary […]

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Your Wedding Planning Guide, 2 Months till I DO

Wedding Planning Guide – 2 Months to go If you have been following our Wedding planning guides you should be pretty well organised, if not don’t worry catch up here; Wedding Planner Guide 1, Guide 2 & Guide 3 and our latest Guide -3 Months to go!   Ok, so you’re down to 2 months to go, at this point your probably thinking “Have I forgot something?” … ” I have […]

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Westport House Launch New Sensory Area

The Mayo School Break Club run by Western Care visited Westport House today to launch a Sensory Space for visitors with sensory needs.  Nestled in between the old house bridge and the Grace O’Malley Statue, guests can enjoy some quiet time listening to the bird song, the wind in the trees and the sound of the river if they need a break.  Families with children with sensory processing difficulties are […]

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Schools Out for Summer in Westport House

Create precious memories for all the family on the 400-acre historic lands of Westport House. Situated in the heart of Westport town, this 300-year-old heritage destination, the lands of legendary Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley, has a myriad of exciting family adventures in store – and lots of new activities this summer.  Soak up the inspiring heritage of Westport House with a brand-new Audio Tour app now available for all visitors […]

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Gardener’s Blog #6 – The Riverside Walk

Walk of life One of the most striking aspects of the Westport House Estate is the beautiful Carrowbeg River that slides through the grounds down to the sea. Graceful and life-giving, its presence is inextricably bound up in the house’s history. Westport House itself was built in 1730 on the ruins of an old castle belonging to the Pirate Queen, Granuaile, and in the decade that followed, the house’s architect […]

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Make-A-Wish launches Walk for Wishes – in Memory and in Hope

A celebratory walk for Wish Children will take place in Westport House on 15th June 2019   16th May 2019 – In memory of Wish Children, both past and present, Make-A-Wish will be joined by Wish families, friends, volunteers and supporters on 15th June in Westport House for Walk for Wishes. Starting at 2pm, participants will walk to remember all of the 2,400 children whose wishes have been granted across […]

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Job Post: Book Keeper

We are hiring.  A great new role has arisen for the right person to join one of the most exciting tourism developments in the West. We are now actively seeking a Book Keeper for both Westport House & Hotel Westport as part of the finance team. Job Title: Book Keeper This is a full time (39 hours per week), permanent role. Location: Hotel Westport, Westport, Co. Mayo Reporting to: Finance […]

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Seasonal Help Needed

We are hiring! #JobFairy Do you want to join the team who make Westport House the Best Family Holiday Destination in Ireland? Are you passionate, mature, hard-working, people-loving, customer-service focused and looking for a varied and fun workplace? Are you flexible and willing to work weekends?  If you answered yes to the above, then Westport House wants to hear from you! We have the following new seasonal roles for the right […]

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