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In the News: Re-discovering the Magic

THE news of the difficult times being experienced at Westport House and by the Browne Family came as a shock to many across the community around Westport last October, and prompted a significantly meaningful and packed public meeting in Westport Town Hall. While the matters at the heart of that concern remain unresolved and as of yet without any major breakthrough or update to report, life and work continues apace […]

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In the News: Magnificent Adventure

Overnight stay in a bell tent with incessant rain? Just perfect! Re-printed courtesy of Brian Gillespie from the Connacht Telegraph LET’S face it, you can’t guarantee fine weather in this country. The best laid plans can and often are interrupted by the vagaries of our climate. You may think that incessant rain on a camping trip would represent a nightmare scenario, but that certainly isn’t so when the campsite is […]

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Sheep herding displays availabile at Westport House

Sheep Herding Displays

Groups Can Now Enjoy Sheep Herding at Westport House Up until the 1950’s, Westport House estate supported itself as a working farm.  In fact, it is still home to the largest set of Victorian farm buildings in Europe. And so, it is with great glee that we are adding a new group offering to our heritage mix:  Sheep Herding Displays. In partnership with Catherine and Jim from the award-winning Glenkeen […]

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A Tribute to Jeremy on his Second Anniversary.

Soulmate, Sweetheart and Llama Wrestler The widow of the late Jeremy Altamont talks exclusively to The Mayo News ahead of the second anniversary of his death Written by Áine Ryan and re-printed courtesy of The Mayo News THAT special daily walk from Rusheen House down the old Carrowholly track to the shore and back along the edge of the stilled ocean edging the pristine parklands of Westport House was part […]

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Westport House fundraises for Mayo Roscommon Hospice

€2032 Raised for Mayo Roscommon Hospice

Westport House is delighted to announce that we raised €2032.65 for Mayo Roscommon Hospice as part of our Winter Wonderland event last December.  Pictured you’ll see joint managing director of Westport House, Lady Sheelyn Browne, presenting a cheque to Laurita Blewitt, Fundraising Manager of Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Winter Wonderland is a magical family day out for all the family with a host of activities and workshops as well as an […]

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The Economic Impact of Westport House

WESTPORT HOUSE IN NUMBERS: 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 […]

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More News on Westport Festival

Westport Festival of Music and Performing Arts has confirmed even more international and Irish artists for Ireland’s most exciting music event! The festival will take place in the stunning grounds of Westport House on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th and new additions to the line-up include trad superstars The Chieftains, legendary Celtic rockers Horslips, Soft Cell front-man Marc Almond as special guest to the already announced Jools Holland […]

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Easter Eggs at Westport House

Easter Treasure Hunt Trail

For a cracking Easter head to Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park- one of Ireland’s best loved family attractions Easter Egg Treasure Hunt taking place on Easter Sunday, March 31st Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park in Co. Mayo has an egg-citing line up of family friendly events taking place during their annual Easter weekend egg-stravaganza on March 31.  Pinkie, the Easter Bunny – and one of Westport House’s oldest […]

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Development Opportunities at Westport House

Historic Westport House announces innovative Master Plan that will drive economic enhancement of the region The 18th century historic Westport House, situated on a 500 acre estate on the shores of Clew Bay in Westport, Co. Mayo, has announced an innovative long-term Master Plan that welcomes submissions from interested parties on the re-development and re-vitalization of the popular tourist attraction. The Master Plan includes a high quality restoration and development […]

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Westport Festival of Music & Performing Arts

Three Stages – Two Days – More than 50 international and Irish acts. Westport Festival of Music and Performing Arts. Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th, 2012. Westport House, Westport, Co. Mayo. Ray Davies, The Waterboys, Seasick Steve, Alison Moyet, Nick Lowe, The Dubliners, Mundy, Hothouse Flowers, Tom Baxter, Damien Dempsey, Lloyd Cole, Duke Special and many, many more… A grown-up festival for music fans who treasure their record […]

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