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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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We’re Hiring

We have a bunch of new roles for the right people to join one of the most exciting tourism developments in the West: Westport House & Hotel Westport. We are now actively seeking to fill the roles below to help us wow our customers. Please click on the job below for a description of the role and the skills/qualifications necessary for success. We welcome your application and please do share […]

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Chinese Delegation Visits

We were delighted to welcome a Chinese delegation led by Vice Governor He Tiancai of Shanxi Province this morning as part of a 2 day business visit to Dublin and Local Enterprise Office. They especially loved visiting our Chinese Room and finding a dresser originating from their own province at home! After having a wonderful overnight stay in Hotel Westport, they were welcomed to Westport House by Owen Hughes.  Owen […]

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Seeking Superstar

Have you got previous experience in hospitality?  A passion for online marketing? Excellent writing skills?  Do you pride yourself in making sure that our customers have the best experience when they first engage with us?  Do you want to take ownership of the marketing and sales of certain lines of business? We are looking for a superstar to join our crew to support the sales and marketing efforts of both […]

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Five Hidden Gems

Five hidden gems of Westport House When it comes to hidden gems, historic Westport House is a real treasure trove of fascinating cultural nuggets, charming ephemera and nooks and crannies to explore. To whet your appetite, here are a five for you to find on your next visit. 1. Angel’s hand As you enter the stunning entrance hall of Westport House, your eyes will be drawn to its biggest presence: […]

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Antique Additions

We had another significant day at Westport House this week with the first major antique being added by the Hughes family to Westport House. This major acquisition is central to their desire to develop the house and estate on all fronts into one of the best of Georgian historic homes in the country. With an avid antique expert in the family (yet another reason that this house fits the Hughes […]

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Insta Gold

We are blessed with a beautiful place which is ripe for photography!  With permission, we wanted to share some of our visitor’s gorgeous shots of the place with you all.  Please tag us in any of your own photos with #WestportHouse, we love to see your take on the world. They’re pure insta gold!

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Meet Our New Mascots

A new chapter at Westport House calls for some new faces… (DON’T WORRY – Pinky Rabbit is still with us!) Meet the latest additions to the team… Grace and Toby! Named after Grace O’Malley, the famous Pirate Queen who once lived here at Westport House and her son, Toby. We think they are going to fit in smashingly! Grace, Toby and Pinky had a great day meeting all the boys […]

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