Westport House was designed by the famous architects Richard Cassels and James Wyatt in the 18th century and enjoys a superb parkland setting with lake, terraces, wonderful gardens and magnificent views overlooking Clew Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, Achill, Clare Island and Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick. It was built and is still privately owned by the Browne family who are direct descendants of the 16th century Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley. There are several architecturally stunning rooms on show complete with original contents most of which have a long association with Ireland and are of particular interest to our visitors. It is built with the finest limestone taken from the quarry south of the estate farmyard. Richard Cassels also designed Carton, Hazelwood, Russborough and Leinster House. There are several architecturally stunning rooms on show complete with original contents. There is also a collection of waxwork figures by Gems Display Figures, which are a tribute to the literary, arts and music achievements of the West of Ireland. Other original items on show in Westport House, of particular interest, include a fine collection of old English and Irish silver, including 18th century Irish ‘potato’ or dish rings, Waterford glass, a library with many old Irish books and a Mayo Legion Flag
Surrounding areas: Westport House is set adjacent to the quaint heritage town of Westport with 480 acres of estate. Clew Bay/Atlantic ocean adjoins the estate with views of the holy mountain Croagh Patrick and Clare Island.
Outdoor facilities: Water, power, toilets, bins, parking and excellent road access for small vehicles to large trucks.
Period buildings, Georgian, Grounds, Gardens, Woods, Ruins, River