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Westport Celebrates Mayo Day | April 29th 2017

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Westport celebrates Mayo Day on Saturday the 29th of April with a bike buffet that offers a "taste of Mayo" followed by free entertainment featuring Ain't Misbehavin, Ryan Hennessy & Irish Dance Troupe, Mystic Force. This great night is then topped off by a fireworks spectacular! Book tickets at Wesport Town Hall on 098 28459

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The Acoustic Yard Festival & Events | May 9th 2017

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The Acoustic Yard’ singer/songwriter sessions’ initially started up as a monthly event in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar in Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland in February 2014. The main focus was for singer/songwriters to have a platform to perform their own songs and for audiences to listen to original music in a relaxed environment. We are on our 2nd year of the festival which will run from the 5th to the 7th of May 2017 and we hope to expand our ideas by bringing in a few workshops and talks, to the already popular concerts and ‘In The Round’ gigs.​

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The Westportif Cycling Challenge | May 13th 2017

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The Westportif Cycling Challenge takes place on Saturday 13th May 2017, in Westport, Co. Mayo. Choose from three routes, 80 km, 120 km and 160 km taking in the breathtaking scenery of Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea (Connacht’s highest mountain), Doolough Lake, Delphi, Killary Fjord, Ashleigh Falls, Leenane village and the shores of Lough Mask in Tourmakeady.​

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Westport Airshow | May 14th 2017

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All eyes will be on the skies of Westport this summer. Why not join us on May 14th for the Westport Airshow as loop-the-loops will swirl around the sky, and pilots will conduct nifty tricks with precision and a daredevil attitude, creating a day for the whole family to enjoy. ​ As well as aerobatics, there will be family entertainment including a fun fair along the quays and you can sample the delights from our artisan food and craft markets. ​

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Tag Rugby League | May 17th 2017

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Westport Tag Rugby League starts the 17th of May 2017.Details:
2 Leagues Social Fast (2 years+ experience) and Social (2 years and under experience).
€240 per team (Max 12, min 7).
Social nights and fantastic prices!
Register your team by emailing westporttagrugby@gmail.com..​

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International Mini Meeting Westport House for 2017 | May 26th - 29th 2017

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Westport House is delighted to announce it will host the International Mini Meet 2017 next May 26th to 29th, a large gathering of classic Mini enthusiasts from the four corners of the world. For the second time in 20 years, the International Mini Meeting will be proudly hosted by the Irish Mini Owners Club, Ireland’s largest classic Mini club. Earlier this year, the Irish Mini Owners Club travelled to the beautiful town of Lommel in Belgium to accept the Event Key for the International Mini Meeting. This spectacular event will see thousands of classic and new Mini enthusiasts come together with their cars. They travel to a different country in Europe each year to celebrate the Mini car. The 4 day event will be held in the stunning setting of Westport House, in Co. Mayo on the 26th – 29th of May 2017.

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50th Annual Westport Horse & Pony Show Event | June 4th - June 5th 2017

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This is the Golden Jubilee year of the show and there is a special emphasis on families and children on the Sunday with free fun theatre, free live farm display and free face painting. Showing classes for horses and ponies will take place in the main arena with the best examples of native Irish breeds being exhibited. There will also be a demonstration of Monty Robert’s Horsemanship at 12pm, a vintage display, live music with Stuart Mylesat 3pm and other side attractions. On Monday, there is the opportunity to see some of the region’s best showjumpers in action with competitions for horses and ponies in the main arena. There will also be a dog show at 2pm and a Battle of the Bands at 6pm. The show starts at 10am on both days. Daily entry fee is €10 per adult and €5 per student (with valid student card). Children under 10 years old are free if accompanied by an adult.

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Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival | June 9th - 11th 2017

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Established in 2007, the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival is a three-day event in Wesport, Co. Mayo, which showcases the best of Irish and international folk and bluegrass music through concerts, sessions and workshops. In its eleventh year, the 2017 Festival will feature acts, from America, the UK, Europe, and of course Ireland–north and south–plus the Clew Bay Folk Club. Over three days the town of Westport will come alive to the sound of bluegrass, old-time, and folk music in various formats, from concert performances in the Town Hall Theatre and the Holy Trinity Church, to small intimate gigs in coffee shops, bars and restaurants, to outdoor sessions, master-classes and workshops and also a luthiers’ showcase.

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Westport Triathlon Club | June 9th - 11th 2017

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Westport triathlon club currently has around 40 members who meet up to train and socialise in preparation to complete or compete at triathlons. We organise coached training for swimming, cycling and running disciplines and also organise races through out the year including an aquathlon series and a sprint triathlon in Westport during the summer, dates TBC.

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Westport Sea Angling Festival | June 21st 2017

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Westport Sea Angling Club was established, and the great International Festival of Westport became a reality in 1956. It immediately broke all records in fishing terms and in the clientele it attracted. Westport Quay buzzed with the many languages of the anglers of many nations who cam in great numbers year after year to do battle with the fish in Clew Bay.

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Westport Food Festival | June 23rd - 25th 2017

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Details to be published at a later date.

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Westport 250 - A Comprehensive Guide

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The goal of Westport250 is to engage with the local community, the “covey” diaspora & visitors to celebrate this anniversary. In 1767, an ad was placed in Faulkner’s Dublin Journal by the 2nd Earl of Altamont Peter Browne Kelly advertising for tradesmen to build a new town as designed by architect William Leeson. In 2017, this 250 year anniversary will remember the major contributors & milestones in its evolution into the award-winning town that it is today through history, events & more.
There are events running all year to celebrate this anniversary. Please contact us for more information.




Patrick at Westport Town Hall.

Described in the national media as a “tour de force” and following sell-out performances over the summer of 2016, “Patrick” will return to the Westport theatre stage every Tuesday night for July and August 2017. The show centers on original pieces of live music, dance and cinematic imagery as collaborative forms of narration to explore the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint – Patrick.
Through the ancient art of storytelling using the spoken word, performer and script-writer Declan Askin navigates this original multimedia production to achieve the ultimate artistic goal – to entertain and enlighten the audience through music, dance, song and cinematic imagery to tell the story of Saint Patrick. This production leaves the starring role to the story – with original music composed and performed by Des Cafferkey and Bart De Boer. Heading up the majestic dancing and rebel-rousing sean-nos is award-winning choreographer Liam Scanlon, tapped off in equal measure by world champion Ela Kohen-Murray with Aaron Glancy and Ryan Owens – each performer displaying their own unique style and place in the performance. One of the most poignant parts of the show is the cameo by young Beibhinn Askin who transports the audience to a time when immigration had the Irish people in its firm grip – all done in the most endearing way with the song “Ellis Island”

Don't miss it! Tickets available: www.westporttheatre.com or call 098 28459 to book. 


Ladies & Gents Daily Competitions for all Golfers with CONGU handicaps.



 

50km Leisure Cycle on the Greenway in aid of Mayo Cancer Support, Rock Rose House. Registration takes place at 9am at Westport Leisure Centre and they cycle departs at 10am. Refreshments will also be served. If anyone has any further enquiries they can contact Mayo Cancer Support on 094-9038407.


Sponsored Climb of Connacht's Highest Mountain In Aid of Killeen NS- Sunbeams Building Fund
All climbers must attend registration at Killeen Community Centre 9am-10am on August 19th.
PLEASE NOTE: registration will close at 10am sharp. Climb must start at 10.30am.
Parking available at Killeen Community Centre only. Bus transfers will be provided from Killeen Community Centre to base of the mountain.
Registration Fee is 50 euro (per person). This includes bus transfers and refreshments. Free souvenir t-shirt to first 140 registered climbers!
Anyone under 16 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Sorry, no dogs are permitted for health and safety reasons.

In the event of inclement weather, the climb may be postponed. All those already registered will be notified.
Minimum sponsorship is 50 euro. Sponsorship Cards available from email: sunbeamsfund@gmail.com




The traditional Murrisk Pattern and the Murrisk Oyster festivals have joined ranks to become the Murrisk Pattern and Oyster Festival running from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September 2017. It’s a glorious combination of two traditions which is set to bring thousands of visitors to the small seaside village.

The Murrisk Pattern and Oyster Festival will be a fabulous weekend for all the family with lots of attractions and activities, live music and a food and craft market. There will be walks and tours, an oyster opening competition and the Mayo round of the national Chowder Competition. Add in the traditional Pattern sheep show and mass as well as the Oyster Ball finale in The Tavern on Sunday night and it’s quite a weekend for Murrisk.


Soulsmith in Westport Town Hall on September 3rd

Soulsmith is a film written and directed by Castlebar native Kevin Henry. Filmed mostly in Mayo It tells the story of Ed Smith a struggling playwright living in Dublin but who must return home to Mayo upon the death of his father. We follow his journey as he encounters a cross section of the people and places that he left behind.

There will be a one off screening of  Soulsmith in Westport Town Hall on September 3rd to coincide with the cinema release in Mayo Movie World from the 1st September. It features original music from Westport acts Declan Askin and Fresh Evidence as well as many Mayo locals both behind and in front of the camera. Shot literally across the towns beaches and mountains of Mayo there well be plenty on show to paint a beautiful picture of Mayo.


 

Calling all budding actors young and old! Mac Lui invites you to click on the following links to register for our first community panto Prince Handsome workshop and auditions.






Covey Street Carnival is part of Westport 250 celebrations.

Live music and Street performers , family fun zone, Street food from local food establishments. 2pm - 8pm


Country Music Festival | 26th-27th August 2017

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HARVEST 2017 will be 2 days of live entertainment featuring over 30 acts performing at each Festival across 3 Music Stages. There will also be dedicated Dancing sessions over the weekend. For those country music fans who want to enjoy the full Festival experience, a food village, boutique camping and campervan facilities including family friendly zones will be on offer. International multiplatinum and award winning country superstar MIRANDA LAMBERT and country music singing sensation NATHAN CARTER have been confirmed as the headline Artists for HARVEST 2017.

As well as Artists from USA and the UK, the Festival will also feature homegrown talent including CLIONA HAGAN, PETE KENNEDY and HURRICANE HIGHWAY. WARD THOMAS and JAKE CARTER have also been added to the line up with more Artists to be announced over the coming weeks on the Westport House website which you can visit below. ​

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Oktoberfest West

A West of Ireland celebration of Bratwurst and Beers

After the success of last year’s inaugural ‘Oktoberfest West’, Mescan Brewery and Jack & Eddie's are proud to announce Oktoberfest West 2017 will be held on the grounds of Westport House at Gracy’s Bar on the 7th October 2017.  Beer and Bratwurst, Lederhosen, Bavarian Music agus craic will make this a festival to remember.  

Oktoberfest in Munich is the world's largest beer festival and lasts for 16 days. The West's version will only last one day but promises to be lots more fun!!!