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New CEO Appointment

Tim Husbands of Titanic Belfast to take helm at historic Westport House MEDIA RELEASE 8 November 2017 The Hughes Group, Westport, Co. Mayo today (Wednesday 8th November) announced the appointment of Tim Husbands MBE as Chief Executive Officer for Westport House and Hotel Westport. Mr Husbands has held the position of Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast (TBL International) since 2011. The attraction was crowned World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the […]

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Winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Harry Hughes, CEO of Portwest.

Harry Hughes wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Harry Hughes, of Portwest, and now one of the three Hughes brothers who only last week, successfully completed the acquisition of the historic Westport House and estate, was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for 2017 at the 20th annual awards ceremony held in Dublin. Over 1,500 business leaders from across the island of Ireland were in attendance at the awards gala, alongside guest of honour, Tánaiste, Minister for […]

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From left to right: Owen Hughes, Peter Hynes, Cathal Hughes, Minister Michael Ring, Harry Hughes and Con Casey

A New Chapter at Westport House

The Hughes Family Take the Reins Exciting News. A new chapter has begun at Westport House. Local brothers, Cathal, Harry and Owen Hughes of The Hughes Group have now successfully completed the acquisition of the historic house and estate from the Browne family. In February 2016, the Browne family placed the historic Westport House and Estate on the market having owned it for generations. The estate has been overseen in […]

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2017 Autumn – Winter Programme at Westport House

Fresh from a very successful Summer season at Westport House, we are delighted to announce that we have a varied programme of events and activities coming up this Autumn – Winter at Westport House.  There is something for everyone to enjoy at Westport House as we move into this beautiful and more peaceful season.  We hope to welcome you. Westport Chamber Music Festival, 8th to 10th September The sold-out opening […]

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Killary Adventure Co

Plan Your Next Adventure at Westport House with the Arrival of Killary Adventure Co  We are delighted that Killary Adventure Co is coming to join the Westport House team of partners this Summer 2017.  It is the coming together of two stalwarth West of Ireland family businesses that are in the business of providing fantastic experiences to visitors. Killary Adventure Co can treat you to archery, zipwire rides and a […]

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Line Up Announced for Harvest

Headlined By MIRANDA LAMBERT & NATHAN CARTER with A Very Special Guest Appearance from CHARLEY PRIDE.   Featuring International Artists including…KIP MOORE, THE SHIRES, WARD THOMAS and MO PITNEY.  Plus more Acts Now Added to Line-Up including…DAN + SHAY, MADDIE & TAE and from the Hit TV series ‘Nashville’ SAM PALLADIO. Meet the songwriters behind the music in the Harvest Café, take part in dedicated dancing sessions, explore the food village & market stalls…Camping Options Available including […]

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Launch of Darkness Into Light

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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Browne family confirm the sale of historic Westport House and Estate. Owners of Hotel Westport to invest €50 million and create 200 jobs. Pictured at Westport House today. L/R Mr. Owen Hughes, Ms Sheelyn Browne and Ms Karen Browne (Owners and Daughters of the late Lord Altamount), Mr. Cathal Hughes (Chairman of The Hughes Group) and Mr. Harry Hughes. Pic: Michael McLaughlin

Sale of Westport House

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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Shortlisted for Tourism Innovation Award

Santa has come early! Today, Westport House found out that we have been shortlisted in the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) Awards for Best Leisure Tourism Innovation. The ITIC awards give recognition to and promote people, companies and organisations – overseas and at home – that have made significant contributions to developing, marketing, selling and delivering improved visitor experiences in Ireland and to increasing the number of visitors from overseas. […]

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Kind Words

This past weekend, we had two guests visit with us and review our Winter Wonderland experience.  They’ve chronicled their real experience, taken their own photos and video. We hope you find them useful. Award-winning #mummyblogger Becky aka Cuddle Fairy (pictured left) has put together a fabulous video log of her family’s experience over on her lovely blog.  Becky and family visited with us last year so she was in a […]

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