Media Centre – Westport House https://www.westporthouse.ie Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:40:21 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.2 What’s New in 2018 https://www.westporthouse.ie/2018/05/24/whats-new-in-2018/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2018/05/24/whats-new-in-2018/#comments Thu, 24 May 2018 21:43:37 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=4688 We are so excited to bring you details of some of the incredible new and exciting adventures happening across 2018 in Westport House and Hotel Westport. From free entry to brilliant new attractions to immersive guided tours to team building fun & games to camping out under the stars, to the most mouth-watering meals… we’re not even sure where to start with all that Westport House & Hotel Westport have […]

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We are so excited to bring you details of some of the incredible new and exciting adventures happening across 2018 in Westport House and Hotel Westport. From free entry to brilliant new attractions to immersive guided tours to team building fun & games to camping out under the stars, to the most mouth-watering meals… we’re not even sure where to start with all that Westport House & Hotel Westport have to offer this season!!

It’s always been a hive of activity around Westport House & Hotel Westport but this year we’re gearing up for our biggest summer ever. To celebrate the new chapter (and to help you squeeze in as much as you can on your visit) we’re kicking it all off with our NEXT DAY FREE ticket! That’s right – when you buy a ticket to Westport House or Pirate Adventure Park you get free entry again for a second day: two days for the price of one!*

You’ll love the new family friendly attractions (the Kiddies Kars & Inflatable Obstacle Course are going to be so much fun, trust us) and there’s plenty to keep the older ones engaged too throughout the parks – see can you beat our high score on the Foot Dart Board (and don’t forget the archery, zipwire and Private Hawk Walks too)!

If you want to slow it down a bit there is a BRAND NEW fascinating guided audio tour app for Westport House itself, the Victorian Tea (served by your very own Victorian maid!) in the stunning Drawing Room and, the jewel in the crown in our eyes, the BEAUTIFUL gardens which are now FREE to everyone daily! Our team provide such love and care to the grounds and we are absolutely thrilled to showcase them to visitors. Did we mention the historic gardens are BEAUTIFUL??
Well they are!

And if you’re interested in learning a little more about them….rock up to the front steps of Westport House at 2pm from June 1st to August 31st to take the BRAND NEW Gardens Tour where you’ll learn all about the fascinating historic landscape. And why these gardens are so naturally beautiful.  Um, don’t tell anyone but there’s nothing natural about it, it all about meticulous planning, tremenduous Victorian foresight and a team of hard working gardeners!

After all that you’re bound to be a bit peckish and where better to enjoy a delicious meal than Gracy’s Pizzeria & Bistro where you can sit back and soak in the atmosphere while trying out the new menu. (Just a hint, the Oh Caesar pizzas cooked in the our wood-fired pizza oven are unbelievably more-ish.)

To cap it all off you can enjoy all of the above on your doorstep…. we have superb overnight packages for Hotel Westport which is LITERALLY a five minute walk from the House itself! Check out the great prices here…/ Hotel Westport has package from €99 for 2 adults and 2 kids under 12 for a 1 night family break and that gets you 25% off tickets for the grounds too along with the exclusive Premium Pass that allows families staying in the hotel to go to the top of queue of every ride!

If you’re on for something a bit more rustic why not bring your own camper van to our 3 star caravan & camping site…. OR spend a night under the stars! That’s right, we even have a nonsensically cool Bell Tent that sleeps two adults and up to four kids and we will provide the mattresses, lights and basic kitchen utensils. You just need to provide the duvets and the laughter and get yourself ready to do it all again the next day!

So. What are you waiting for?  We can’t wait to welcome you.

Drop us a line with any questions to info@westporthouse.ie or call us on +353(0)9827766 .

* Please note that your Next Day Free means you must come back to visit the next day (and unfortunately, not next week or next month)

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Three Year Remembrance https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/07/13/three-year-remembrance/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/07/13/three-year-remembrance/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:32:02 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=3516 A tribute to Jeremy on the third anniversary of his passing by Jennifer Altamont. “Someday you will be faced with reality of loss. And as life goes on, days rolling into nights, it will become clear that you never really stop missing someone special who is gone, you just learn to live around the gaping hole of their absence when you lose someone you can not imagine living without, your […]

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A tribute to Jeremy on the third anniversary of his passing by Jennifer Altamont.

Someday you will be faced with reality of loss. And as life goes on, days rolling into nights, it will become clear that you never really stop missing someone special who is gone, you just learn to live around the gaping hole of their absence when you lose someone you can not imagine living without, your heart breaks wide open, and the bad news is you never completely get over the loss and you will never forget them.

However, in a backwards way, this is also the good news. They will live on in the warmth of your broken heart that doesn’t fully heal back up and you will continue to grow and experience life, even with your wound. It’s like badly breaking an ankle that never heals perfectly and that sill hurts when you dance but you dance anyway with a slight limp and this limp just adds to the depth of your performance and the authenticity of your character. The people you lose remain a part of you.

Remember them and always cherish the good moments with them.”

Jennifer Altamont, 11th Marchioness of Sligo.

Jennifer penned this piece as part of her display for the Holy Trinity Church “Festival of Flowers” earlier this month (pictured) .

Jennifer and Jeremy Altamont, Westport House, at the Westport Festival in June 2012.

Wedding Bells! Jennifer and Jeremy in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England on the 27th October 1961.

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Chinese Fam Trip https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/05/22/chinese-fam-trip/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/05/22/chinese-fam-trip/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 16:25:08 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=3182 Ruichen, the Chinese Tour Operator, visited Mayo last week on a familiarisation (fam) trip on the invitation of Catherine O’Grady Powers from Glenkeen Farm. Catherine put together an action-packed itinerary for them starting with the Westport Country Markets and finishing with Westport Walking Tours. It truly included all of the Best of Mayo as you can see in the photos elow. We were delighted to be included in the itinerary […]

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Ruichen, the Chinese Tour Operator, visited Mayo last week on a familiarisation (fam) trip on the invitation of Catherine O’Grady Powers from Glenkeen Farm.

Catherine put together an action-packed itinerary for them starting with the Westport Country Markets and finishing with Westport Walking Tours. It truly included all of the Best of Mayo as you can see in the photos elow.

We were delighted to be included in the itinerary and to have the opportunity to spend the day with Lynn, Judy, Zanbo and Brendan getting to know them (and lovely Achill too!).  We look forward to working together in the future and welcoming Chinese visitors to Mayo.

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Temporary Greenway Closure https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/05/02/greenway-closure-notice/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/05/02/greenway-closure-notice/#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 22:17:15 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=3010 IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CLOSURE OF GREENWAY **The Westport House Estate – including the greenway – will be closed to the public from Thursday May 25th to May 29th at noon.** Westport House is hosting the International Mini Meet at Westport House from Thursday, May 25th to Monday, May 29th 2017.  We are looking forward to welcoming 2,700 Mini car enthusiasts from all over the world to the estate to celebrate […]

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CLOSURE OF GREENWAY

**The Westport House Estate – including the greenway – will be closed to the public from Thursday May 25th to May 29th at noon.**

Westport House is hosting the International Mini Meet at Westport House from Thursday, May 25th to Monday, May 29th 2017.  We are looking forward to welcoming 2,700 Mini car enthusiasts from all over the world to the estate to celebrate their passion for the Mini.

As this is a ticketed event, only visitors with a ticket to the event may enter the estate for the duration of the event hence the closure of the greenway to the general public.

More than fifty Mini enthusiasts arrived at Westport on Saturday 25th February for the launch of the International Mini meeting at Westport House. Picture; Frank Dolan.

We considered all options before deciding to close the greenway, however, these precautions are necessary for the security of the IMM attendees.

To be clear, there is no general access to Westport House estate on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday without a weekend ticket to the event.

GENERAL ACCESS AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY FOR SHOW DAY

General access will be available on the Sunday from 12-5pm for the Show Day on the Estate and the public are very welcome to join in the festivities. Anyone taller than a classic Mini will pay €10 per person at the gate for admission.

The Show Day will include a display of Minis on the Front Lawn of Westport House along with Rumbles Restaurants, access to the Mini Vendors, unlimited use of award-winning Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park as well as plenty of entertainment throughout the site.

We hope that this closure does not cause any inconvenience and we appreciate your cooperation.

We hope to see you on Show Day. For more information regarding the International Mini Meet, please visit their Facebook page.

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Launch of Darkness Into Light https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/03/28/launch-darkness-light/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/03/28/launch-darkness-light/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:41:02 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=2793 We had the beautiful launch of the Pieta House fundraiser, Darkness Into Light, last Friday evening in Westport House.  We were joined by people from all over the county as all seven of the Mayo venues were launched on the seventh anniversary of the first DIL walk. We encourage everyone to mark their calendars for May 6th at 4am and don’t forget to pre-register on line. What a moving night […]

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We had the beautiful launch of the Pieta House fundraiser, Darkness Into Light, last Friday evening in Westport House.  We were joined by people from all over the county as all seven of the Mayo venues were launched on the seventh anniversary of the first DIL walk.

We encourage everyone to mark their calendars for May 6th at 4am and don’t forget to pre-register on line.
What a moving night it was.

With thanks to Linda McNulty for the beautiful photos.
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#EasterIsComing https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/03/20/easteriscoming/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/03/20/easteriscoming/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:49:07 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=2782 For those of you who are Game of Thrones fans, you’ll get the #EasterIsComing reference but even if you’re not a fan, Easter is still coming. Roll on. We can’t wait to welcome you.  And we sincerely hope that you’ll come to see us over the break. We have tons going on with some exciting new developments and we are open daily from April 8th to 23rd inclusive. The Pirate […]

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For those of you who are Game of Thrones fans, you’ll get the #EasterIsComing reference but even if you’re not a fan, Easter is still coming.

Roll on. We can’t wait to welcome you.  And we sincerely hope that you’ll come to see us over the break.

We have tons going on with some exciting new developments and we are open daily from April 8th to 23rd inclusive.

And would you believe, we might even have more announcements for Easter….watch this space.

Meanwhile, we’ll keep the shoulder to the wheel in getting all of the rides in ship shape, getting our team in place and the grounds prepared to welcome you.

Contact us with any questions. Book your tickets online to get 5% off.

And remember, spread the word……….. #EasterIsComing

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Sale of Westport House https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/01/27/sale-westport-house/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2017/01/27/sale-westport-house/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:47:53 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=2585 Browne family confirm the sale of historic Westport House and Estate Owners of Hotel Westport to invest €50 million and create 200 jobs Estate administrators have agreed the terms of the sale of the estate and house to Hotel Westport Future of the house and estate secure, with new purchaser committing to a major investment expansion and improvement of facilities Browne family thanks Minister Michael Ring, Mayo County Council and […]

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Browne family confirm the sale of historic Westport House and Estate

Owners of Hotel Westport to invest €50 million and create 200 jobs

  • Estate administrators have agreed the terms of the sale of the estate and house to Hotel Westport
  • Future of the house and estate secure, with new purchaser committing to a major investment expansion and improvement of facilities
  • Browne family thanks Minister Michael Ring, Mayo County Council and NAMA for the key roles they played in facilitating this transaction

The Browne family confirms that it has agreed with the estate’s administrators on the sale of the historic house and estate to Hotel Westport. In February 2016, the family had reluctantly agreed to the sale of Westport House and Estate.

They impressed upon their advisers that the best way to secure the future of this jewel in the crown of Mayo tourism was to attract an investor who would purchase the historic property and fulfill the plans and ambitions of the late Lord Altamont Jeremy Browne, the 11th Marquess of Sligo, to develop the estate as an integrated tourist attraction.

Robert Ganly of Ganly Walters extensively marketed the estate at home and abroad and it attracted significant interest. A preferred bidder was chosen after an exhaustive process and an agreement was signed in recent days.

Ms Sheelyn Browne stated: “This is an emotional day for our family. On the one hand, we are handing over custody of our ancestral family home after hundreds of years but we are doing so in the knowledge that the new owners are committed to bringing to fruition the ambitions and dreams of our late and much loved father Jeremy Browne. We are indebted to the estate administrators Con Casey and Dermot Furey for their unrelenting efforts to secure the future of the estate.

“We also want to thank all those who supported our efforts from our local TDs to the community of Westport. In particular we would like to thank Minister Michael Ring, Peter Hynes, Chief Executive of Mayo County Council and his team and NAMA for working constructively and collaboratively with our advisers.

“There is one group that deserves special mention. That is our hard-working and dedicated small team at Westport House. We would not have been able to survive the last three difficult years without their unwavering support and loyalty. They know who they are and we as a family owe them a great debt of gratitude.

“We have been touched very deeply by the wonderful support of the people of Westport over the last few difficult years. We are confident that Westport House will continue to be the anchor of tourism in the region and we have agreed to collaborate with the new owners.

“Our fervent hope and wish was that someone would buy the house and estate, invest in it to secure its future and to keep it open to the public so that it can continue to be the cornerstone of the tourist offering in our beloved Westport. We are delighted that today these hopes have been realised. The entire family wishes the new owners, the Hughes family every success as the custodians of this wonderful and magical place. We are sure that everyone in Westport will wish them well with this new venture.”

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Mr. Cathal Hughes, Chairman of the Hotel Westport said: “I want to acknowledge all the efforts of the Browne family over the years to maintain this beautiful house and estate and we look forward to continuing this great work which was very much the vision of the late Lord Altamont. We plan to invest up to €50m in new facilities which will lead to the creation of 200 new jobs over the next five years. On behalf of the Hughes family I want to wish the Browne family every success in the future and I look forward to liasing with them as we develop our plans over the next few years. I want to assure all the existing staff, suppliers and customers that we will continue to operate as normal under the new ownership.

“As a local business family, we are delighted to be able to make this investment in our home town. We realise the importance of Westport house as a tourist amenity to the whole of Mayo and we will work very closely with the planners in Mayo County Council to ensure that the integrity of Westport House and estate is maintained whilst at the same time creating a viable sustainable business model that is in everybody’s interest long-term.

“Finally, I want to acknowledge the role of both Minister Ring and the Mayo Chief Executive Mr. Peter Hynes and his team in making it possible to conclude this deal. Without their support this project could not go ahead. Our ambition is to make Westport House one of the finest tourist attractions in the whole of Ireland and one that the people of Westport can be justifiably proud of.

Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Mayo County Council, stated: “Mayo County Council has always been very keen to ensure the future of Westport House. A study commissioned by this council in 2015 found that in an on-site survey, 60.9% of respondents cited Westport House as their principal motivation for travelling to Mayo. In terms of economic value generated by Westport House, some €50 million was spent in Mayo and the wider region by visitors to the house throughout the year.

“We’re incredibly lucky to have this national treasure as part of our County. We wanted to secure future viability and expansion of Westport House as an integrated tourism resort and we are delighted to have been centrally involved in bringing this complex undertaking to a successful conclusion. Today marks the start of a new life for the estate and we look forward to working with the new owners to enhance Westport House as a tourist destination and to ensure its success.”

Minister of State for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring stated: “I am delighted with the announcement that the future of Westport House and Estate has been secured and that there is a purchaser who is going to invest further in what is the jewel of the tourism offering in the West of Ireland. I am particularly pleased that it is a local family that has the courage and the vision to invest €50m and thereby create 200 sustainable local jobs over the next five years. I would like to say “Well done and good luck” to the Hughes family.

“I want to thank all of those involved, particularly the estate administrators Con Casey and Dermot Furey, Peter Hynes Chief Executive and Mayo County Council and NAMA for the very constructive approach they took to resolving this matter.

“I am very pleased that, through the co-operation of all parties involved, we have arrived at this point. I want to wish the new owners every success and stress that I will assist them with their own ambitious plans for this treasure.”

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny commented, “ I am delighted that this issue has been resolved. Westport House has been a very important amenity for generations of Mayo people and an important asset for tourism in the West of Ireland. I hope that the new arrangement will allow this to continue for generations to come.

The property was successfully marketed nationally and internationally by Ganly Walters estate agents and managed by Mr. Robert Ganly, Managing Director.

Background on Westport House:
The 18th century house and 183.8ha (455 acre) estate was put on the market as a tourist concern. The house is set in a magnificent landscape with views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick. The Carrowbeg River flows through the extensive parklands of Westport House.

The estate is one of the oldest in Ireland and comprises a range of buildings and facilities. The façade of the present house dates to 1778 and has been in the ownership of the Browne family from before this time. The family traces its lineage back to the 16th Century Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley.

A report commissioned by Mayo Council by CHL Consulting in 2015 concluded that Westport House Estate directly creates 47 jobs and accounts for €50.7 million of indirect expenditure for the region. The Browne family has owned the house for almost 400 years. It has been open to the public since 1960. Westport House Estate has also shown significant growth in recent years with over 162,000 paying customers in 2014 – up 82% on the 89,000 visitors in 2009.

WESTPORT HOUSE IN NUMBERS (Source CHL Consulting 2015):

  • Original house was built in 1679. Richard Cassels designed the current house was built some 50 years later. Cassels also designed Leinster House and Carton House. The house was completed by renowned English architect James Wyatt in the 18th century. Wyatt also planned the layout of Westport town
  • The house has been home to the Browne family since then. The Browne family members are direct descendants of the 16th century Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley, head of the ancient Mayo O’Malley clan
  • Westport House was the first stately home to open to the public in 1960 and has welcomed more than 4 million visitors since 162,000 visitors in 2014 (up 82% on 2009)
  • €1.7 million direct expenditure to the Exchequer and the local economy in 2014
  • €50.7 million indirect investment to Mayo and the wider region
  • 47 full-time jobs on site at Westport House Estate
  • 84% visitors are Irish
  • €1.8 million in turnover generated in the financial year ending 30.09.2014
  • Over 60% of respondents to an on-site survey reported that Westport House was their principle motivation for traveling to Mayo

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Captures the Imagination https://www.westporthouse.ie/2016/12/06/captures-the-imagination/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2016/12/06/captures-the-imagination/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:11:27 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=2460 Wow, our Biggest (mobile) Ferris Wheel in Europe has sure captured local photograhers’ imaginations. Check out this gorgeous collection of some of the photos with thanks to photographers AJ Ó Cléirigh, Irish Coast Photography, Knockranny House Hotel & Spa, Westport, Micheál’s Camera takes lovely photos, Noreen O’Toole and Michael Gannon Photography. Do you know of any others?

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Wow, our Biggest (mobile) Ferris Wheel in Europe has sure captured local photograhers’ imaginations. Check out this gorgeous collection of some of the photos with thanks to photographers AJ Ó Cléirigh, Irish Coast Photography, Knockranny House Hotel & Spa, Westport, Micheál’s Camera takes lovely photos, Noreen O’Toole and Michael Gannon Photography.

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Do you know of any others?

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Brand New Country Music Festival Announced https://www.westporthouse.ie/2016/12/05/brand-new-country-music-festival-announced/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2016/12/05/brand-new-country-music-festival-announced/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:09:59 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=2427 HARVEST 2017 Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August WESTPORT HOUSE County Mayo ENNISKILLEN AIRPORT County Fermanagh TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 12 DECEMBER AT 9AM BRAND NEW COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED 2 DAYS OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON 3 DIFFERENT MUSIC STAGES WITH OVER 30 ARTISTS MIRANDA LAMBERT & NATHAN CARTER CONFIRMED AS THE HEADLINE ARTISTS FOR 2017 Aiken Promotions today unveiled details of a brand new Country Music Festival that will […]

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HARVEST 2017

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August

WESTPORT HOUSE
County Mayo

ENNISKILLEN AIRPORT
County Fermanagh

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 12 DECEMBER AT 9AM

BRAND NEW COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

2 DAYS OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON 3 DIFFERENT MUSIC STAGES WITH OVER 30 ARTISTS

MIRANDA LAMBERT & NATHAN CARTER CONFIRMED AS THE HEADLINE ARTISTS FOR 2017

Aiken Promotions today unveiled details of a brand new Country Music Festival that will take place in 2 different locations on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August 2017 at Westport House, County Mayo and Enniskillen Airport, County Fermanagh.  Tickets go on sale Monday 12 December at 9am from all usual outlets.

HARVEST 2017 will be 2 days of live entertainment featuring over 30 acts performing at each Festival across 3 Music Stages.  There will also be dedicated Dancing sessions over the weekend.  For those country music fans who want to enjoy the full Festival experience, a food village, boutique camping and campervan facilities including family friendly zones will be on offer.

International multiplatinum and award winning country superstar MIRANDA LAMBERT and country music singing sensation NATHAN CARTER have been confirmed as the headline Artists for HARVEST 2017.   As well as Artists from USA and the UK, the Festival will also feature homegrown talent including CLIONA HAGAN, PETE KENNEDY and HURRICANE HIGHWAY.  WARD THOMAS and JAKE CARTER have also been added to the line up with more Artists to be announced over the coming weeks…

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Tickets for HARVEST 2017 Country Music Festivals go on sale Monday 12 December at 9.00am available from:-

All Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
24hr Credit Card Bookings:-
0818 719300 (ROI)
0844 277 4455 (NI)
Book on line www.ticketmaster.ie

FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK  www.aikenpromotions.com

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Why We Love Westport House https://www.westporthouse.ie/2016/08/17/westport-house-caravan-camping-park-love/ https://www.westporthouse.ie/2016/08/17/westport-house-caravan-camping-park-love/#respond Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:08:02 +0000 https://www.westporthouse.ie/?p=2054 By Finan O’Donoghue, Campsited.com We’d heard much about Westport House and knew that families love this camping and caravanning park, so Summer 2016 saw us try it out for ourselves. The trip was so successful that we are now Westport House’s biggest fans! It’s easy to love Westport House. It has everything adults and children love and need from a holiday plus it has pirates! What more could you ask […]

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By Finan O’Donoghue, Campsited.com

We’d heard much about Westport House and knew that families love this camping and caravanning park, so Summer 2016 saw us try it out for ourselves.

The trip was so successful that we are now Westport House’s biggest fans!

It’s easy to love Westport House. It has everything adults and children love and need from a holiday plus it has pirates! What more could you ask for?

Forests, mountains, hills and lakes put on a show for us and we were in awe of the nature we were surrounded by. Westport House is on the Wild Atlantic Way here, which is known to be one of the most stunning coastal routes in the world. Croagh Patrick is close by too.

 

Westport House Caravan & Camping Park is a popular choice for families

Westport House Caravan & Camping Park is a popular choice for families

Secondly, we loved Westport House  caravan and camping park because it gave us the opportunity to fill our days with things to do or be as lazy as we liked.

Our children, still very young, loved the farmyard, magical train ride, swan pedal boats and the pirates! Westport House is near Clew Bay, the area where Grace O’Malley, the 16th century pirate queen, ruled the seas! We had the chance to relive her antics at the Pirate Adventure Park. Day passes gave us access to boats on a lake, my favourite – a bouncy castle, adventure rides and much more. We also found the pirates in the park to be very helpful and friendly! A special thanks to Biddy, and the lads manning the swan pedal boats. They made our day.

 

A pirate funfair ride

A pirate funfair ride

 

Keep your eye out for pirates - they're everywhere!

Keep your eye out for pirates – they’re everywhere!

For older children, and adults, there are also archery, tree climbing, a zip wire and other physical activities to enjoy.

Clew Bay has another claim to fame. John Lennon purchased an island here at the height of his fame but only spent a few hours on it. He did however let a group of hippies live on the island he owned with his blessing. A cruise around the bay gave us more details of this story and gave us a taste of the sea.

The park also met our expectations when we wanted to just chill out. Although all the aforementioned activities are going on, the park itself is an oasis. The caravan and camping pitches are set up so that everyone has lots of space and the setting is extremely picturesque.

 

Camping and caravanning at Westport House is peaceful and calming

Camping and caravanning at Westport House is peaceful and calming

Westport town also gave us a lot to explore. Quaint streets sparked our curiosity and we wandered down them to find welcoming pubs and restaurants and some lovely shops.

We were interested to find out that Westport House hires bell tents so the option to go camping at this amazing park without having to spend hours packing exists. We may take them up on this offer soon!
Westport House is now one of our favourite places to go to on holiday. Our children loved it and we came away from our holiday fully rejuvenated and rested. We are not surprised this park has won so many awards, and now they have won our hearts too.

 

Westport House Highlights

      • Huge choice of activities
      • Stunning camping grounds
      • Proximity to lakes, mountains, forests and the Wild Atlantic Way

Great for…

    • Peace and quiet
    • Family friendly
    • Exploring

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