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Brand New Country Music Festival Announced

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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Europe’s BIGGEST Wheel

We are absolutely thrilled to reveal that we have bagged Europe’s BIGGEST mobile ferris wheel for Westport House this Christmas season. And our Carnival is going to get a whole lot bigger with the addition of a bunch of new attractions that will compliment it nicely.  if you’re looking for family fun this Christmas along the Wild Atlantic Way – look no further! The Giant Wheel is currently being built […]

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Video Location for “Orphan Girl”

Known as Ireland’s leading collegiate chamber choir, the UCD Chamber Scholars have created a video for their rendition of Brendan Graham‘s ‘Orphan Girl’.  And we were thrilled to have been one of the locations to feature in the video – chosen along with Old Head beach, Doolough Valley and Louisburgh. It is a beautiful, haunting song and the video so perfectly conveys the emotion behind it.  Orphan Girl was written […]

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Itera Expedition Race – Up there with the O’Donovan Brothers?

Today, we were proud to host the start of the #ITERA Adventure Race World Series. ITER – Latin for “journey”.. and the “A” stood for little more than the ADVENTURE (where on that journey the outcomes are uncertain). At noon today, 150 racers in teams of 4 set off to cover 600km (from Westport all the way to Killarney in Co. Kerry) over 5 days. I guess that’s why they […]

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Why We Love Westport House

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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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

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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Massive Success for Hooley at the House 2016

There was so much fun had at The Hooley at the House last Sunday, 12th June. Check out the photos and leave a comment for anyone you know! A successful event like this doesn’t happen on its own and so its important to thank all of the hard-working folks who made it happen: The amazing artists including Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Michael English, Jimmy Buckley, Patrick Feeney, Gerry Guthrie, Brendan […]

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