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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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2019 Season Membership

  There’s serious fun to be had in 2019 at Westport House!  Kicking-off the season with amazing NEW ADVENTURE & ATTRACTIONS to the Pirate Adventure Park– opening on April 13th  For one price, your family can visit award-winning Pirate Adventure Park as often as you like during the 2019 season and receive exclusive membership discounts and offers. Buy Membership & Save   Your Season Membership gives you: – Unlimited use of the amusements and […]

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3 Last Min (& Amazing) Mother’s Day Gifts

Stuck for ideas on what to give to your Mum on Sunday? Mother’s Day can creep up on us all and it’s all too easy to fall back on the fail-safe gift options. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course but sometimes it’s nice to gift someone an experience, rather than a product. So, step away from the limp petrol station bouquet and celebrate her in the manner that she […]

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HAVE A CRACKING EASTER AT Westport House and Hotel Westport

There’s serious fun to be had this Easter at the award-winning Westport House and Hotel Westport. Kicking-off the season with amazing NEW ADVENTURE & ATTRACTIONS to the Pirate Adventure Park– opening on April 13th including The Jump Around, (hop on this ride for a delightful time and you may even hear a ‘Ribbit’), Mini Ferris Wheel, (get comfy in your mini Ferris Wheel pod while you enjoy the views), Vortex […]

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Black Friday Payday Weekend Sale

Give the gift of magical memories at Westport House this Christmas… Westport House will be having an online sale this Black Friday Payday weekend from mid-night, Thursday 29th of November to mid-night on Monday 3rd December. We will be offering a whopping 25% off all annual memberships, day passes to the house and grounds and day passes to the Pirate Adventure Park! The perfect gift for Christmas, don’t you think? […]

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Gardener’s Blog #6 – The lost Italianate Terraces

It’ll end in tiers During my college years, I worked on the Westport House estate each summer, slowly getting to know all its incredible nooks and crannies. As time went on, I gained a deep understanding of the historic fabric of the estate, especially from the previous generations whom have worked the grounds, namely the late Lord Altmont and local man Tommy Heraty of Sandyhill. Tommy’s time Tommy has worked […]

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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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