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Hooley at the House

June 12, 2016

Hooley at the House - country music, family fun - with MidWest Radio

Mark your calendar for an afternoon of family fun and fantastic music on June 12th from 12pm to 6pm.

Midwest Radio and Westport House are delighted to announce the return of the Hooley At The House at Westport House, County Mayo on Sunday June 12th, 2016.

After a hugely-successful event last year the decision to bring the Hooley back to Westport was a no-brainer! With an ideal location, the cream of Irish music talent, amazing amenities for the children and a fantastic ticket price “Hooley at the House’ promises to be the best family day out in the West of Ireland this summer.
Check out last year’s video of the event for a flavour of things to come!

Gates will open at 12 noon on the day with 6 hours of free entertainment. The live music on the big stage commences at 2 pm sharp and artists on the day will include:

  • Nathan Carter
  • Mike Denver
  • Michael English
  • Jimmy Buckley
  • Patrick Feeney
  • Gerry Guthrie
  • Brendan Shine
  • The Benn Sisters
  • Hurricane Highway
  • and many other stars yet to be announced

Four uninterrupted hours of amazing MUSIC that will have you dancing on the big outdoor dance-floor AND enjoying all the drink and food amenities in the Big Red Barn on the front lawn.

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale for €30 for adults – Kids aged 12 and under go free.

Buy online at www.midwestradio.ie OR just call 0818 300055 and have your credit card details at the ready.

Tickets also available at the following outlets across the region :

  • Albany Decor, Ballina & Westport
  • The Bargain Basket in Westport
  • Westport House, Westport (the house itself)
  • Martin Murphy’s Newsagents in Ballinrobe
  • Brett’s in Achill
  • Castle Bookshop in Castlebar
  • Rouse Jewellers in Ballina
  • Brogan’s Eurospar in Belmullet
  • Carrabine Centra in Bangor
  • Smyth’s Newsagents in Claremorris
  • Midwest Radio in Ballyhaunis
  • The Bargain Box in Charlestown
  • Gillespie’s Menswear in Tubbercurry
  • HMV in Galway
  • M & T in Tuam
  • Mulvihill’s in Castlerea

avoid the queues


Plan Your Day by checking out our Public Event Notice…it contains tons of great information including how to avoid the queues on the day!

Make a Night of It and Pitch Up at Westport House Caravan and Camping Park

Westport House Caravan & Camping Park is set in the lush parkland setting of Westport House Estate. It is situated next to the estate’s 18th century farmyard buildings – some of the most extensive in Europe – and enjoys the shade of ancient trees in this beautiful heritage setting. Within a 5 minute walk of the Hooley at the House concert, you will be spoiled with top-rated facilities in the gorgeous 3 star park. Safety and security are a top priority with night time security and a family-focused midnight curfew.

Hire Your Own Bell Tent for Hassle-free Camping at the Hooley

Our 5m Bell Tents are ideally suited to folks who are interested in staying onsite for the concert and fancy trying camping for the first time. And they’re perfect for folks who simply can’t be bothered putting up a tent themselves! We will happily put up and take down your fabulous tent, provide you with the basics and all you have to bring is your bedding. Visit our website for more details.

FREE onsite facilities for all of our campers – including Bell Tenters – such as hot showers, WiFi, recycling, waste water, picnic & washing up areas. Visit Gracy’s bar and cafe serving a full menu and a speciality in delicious wood fired pizzas. Awards include Best Family Holiday Destination, Best Family Visitor Attraction, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Best Halloween Event, CIE Awards for Excellence & more! Early booking is essential to secure your pitch as this promises to be a very busy weekend

A warm welcome awaits you in Westport House.

General Event Info

Gates open 12:00pm and music starts 2:00pm. You may leave the venue after entry but please ensure that you have your event stamp for re-entry. Up to two children under 13 are allowed for free with a parent/guardian ticket holder. There is a teen ticket available for teenagers 13-17 years old (€15) but they must be accompanied by an adult. There are no ATMs on site but there are bank machines close by in Westport Town. Full bar and food facilities are available on site (everyone under 21 years will require photo ID).

The stage and concert will take place in front of Westport House on the front lawn. The Pirate Adventure Park & Westport House itself will be open for use by all attendees. There will be a dance floor in front of the stage.


Westport is a very busy town and traffic is heavy on a quiet day so please use car parks provided and where possible use public transport. We urge all concert go-ers to plan for delays and allow yourself plenty of travel time. Plan your route in advance and check the AA roadwatch website for reports on traffic, road works and delays. Please follow all Gardai instruction, stewarding and event signage in the town centre.

Bus Services Announced

Leave the car at home if you like – book your seat with Michael Moran Coaches now on 087 2330097.

  • Ballina, Foxford & Ballyvary:  A special bus will travel on the day from Ballina – leaving from the bus stop at Dunnes Stores at 11.00 am and stopping in Foxford (bus stop) at 11.20 am and Ballyvary (bus stop) at 11.30am and on to Westport House.
  • Castlebar: A shuttle bus service will also operate from 11.00am on Sunday June 12th from Castlebar to Westport will the collection point at Chapel Street and will operate every half hour.


Look for “Hooley” signage directing you to car parks entrance on Westport House estate where onsite car parking will be free. Car parks are situated off the Golf Course road which is off the N59 (Newport-Westport road). Please note that parking in Westport Town outside of the Hooley car parks is also FREE on Sunday. The Pay & Display parking charges do not apply nor does the 1 hour rule on streets.

Special Needs

Special needs parking is available 200m from the concert stage. Please enter via the Golf Course Road Entrance. There will be a designated area for wheelchair users near the stage. Carers for concert goers with special needs will go free.

Your Safety

This is an outdoor event and will take place rain or shine. Please remember to plan for adverse weather conditions. Always check the weather before setting off. Please have your ticket ready for inspection at entrance points. No alcohol, glass or cans permitted. Umbrellas, small garden furniture and seats are permitted (and encouraged). Please obey the stewards and gardai and any safety instructions given over the public address system.

If you have any further questions, please contact MidWest Radio on 0949630169 or studio@midwestradio.ie


June 12, 2016


Westport House
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Westport House
Co. Mayo, Ireland
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