Westport House Estate & Gardens

  • Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens.

    It's part of a €73 million euro investment in four major projects in Mayo, Cavan, Donegal and Dublin.

    The largest allocation - €20.2 million - goes to Westport House to ensure it's developed as a world-class visitor attraction.

    The total investment in Westport House will be over €36 million, and a key element will be the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to connect with nature, and enjoy the wild flora and native woodlands across the 300-acre estate.

    The 18th century Westport House and Gardens will also be restored.

    For over 300 years, the Browne family- who built the house - lived there before it was sold in 2017 to the Hughes family in Westport.  

    Westport-based FG Deputy Michael Ring has welcomed the substantial investment....

  • Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of over €20 million euro for Westport House Estate & Gardens towards its development as a world-class visitor attraction.

    A key element of the investment will be in the "Wild Realms" project, which will allow visitors to connect with nature, and enjoy the wild flora and native woodlands across the 300-acre estate.

    Westport House and Gardens will also be restored.  Visitors can enjoy the enhanced experience of the grand house with its formal gardens and learn about the Grace O’Malley family who lived there for centuries.

    Failte Ireland CEO Paul Flynn says the funding and subsequent developments at Westport House Estate and Gardens will entice domestic and international tourists to the West of Ireland for years to come.

    For over 300 years, the Browne family- who built the house - lived there before it was sold in 2017 to the Hughes family in Westport. 

    The CEO of Westport House Estate and Gardens Barry O’Connor told Midwest News that there are three projects that will be developed through today’s funding and they are delighted with the news...