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Father’s Day

10 Treats for Dad This Father’s Day I’m sure you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to honour the Man Of The Moment this weekend. There are plenty of ways you can show Dad you care without buying him a gift….how about spending some quality time together & creating memories you’ll treasure? Why not go all Bear Grylls and try our brand new orienteering course? Let him show his […]

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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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Irish Dancing Show

We were delighted to welcome Gerry Marsh and his group to Westport House today for afternoon tea, a guided tour and SURPRISE display of Irish Irish sean nos dancing, music and singing show in the Long Gallery. With thanks to the Cresham School of Dance’s children and young adults for putting together a fabulous display.  One lady in the audience was in tears at 12 year old Ciara May very […]

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Open for Season

You know school is out when Westport House re-opens all of the attractions and last Saturday, we re-opened with a bunch of new attractions for 2017. And we have a brand new video for season showcasing our wares. Check it out! The Pirate Adventure Park has added two new rides this year – the Helter Skelter and Chair-o-Planes – on top of Ireland’s only log flume ride, the swinging ship, […]

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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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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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Top 10 Things to Do in Mayo

Mighty Mayo truly is the heartbeat of the Wild Atlantic Way and it is not hyperbole to say that it has endless offerings for visitors.  Mayo can offer you heritage, family fun, wilderness, the Wild Atlantic, paganism and pilgrimage as well as angling.  It was tough to whittle them to a Top 10…please read on and tell us what you think. Climb Croagh Patrick Croagh Patrick Irelands most famous Holy […]

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Father's Day at Westport House

5 Reasons to Spend Father’s Day at Westport House

Fathering Sunday is coming up this weekend.  I’m sure you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to honour the man of the moment.  And if you are out of gift ideas, don’t panic. There are plenty of ways you can show Dad you care without buying him a gift….how about spending some quality time together with a day out in County Mayo and creating memories you’ll all treasure? We […]

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The Grainne Ale Festival Returns to Westport House This Weekend!

The June Bank Holiday Weekend sees the return of The Grainne Ale Festival at Gracy’s Bar and Café in the Farmyard of Westport House, on this Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June (Bank Holiday Weekend) from 2.00pm to 10.00pm each day. Now in it’s third year, the event goes from strength to strength, bringing the very best of craft beers, gourmet pizza and an amazing variety of music. This free […]

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