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Gael Force West

20th August 2016

Gaelforce West is the largest one-day adventure race of its kind in the world. It is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running and kayaking. The course of approximately 65km stretches from the stunning Glassilaun beach, south-west of Killary Harbour to Westport with some significant obstacles to cross, including Killary Fjord itself and the famous holy mountain of Croagh Patrick.
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Employee of the Year 2014– Laura Brady

Having worked in other departments within the Hotel Laura Brady now works on the Reception desk here at the Castlecourt Hotel. Always enthusiastic and with a brilliant smile Laura excels in all aspects of her role. Bubbly, professional and efficient are just some of the words our guests and colleagues use to describe Laura, our Employee of the Year 2014.



Sister and brother team Anne and Joe Corcoran are Proprietors of both the Westport Plaza Hotel and the Castlecourt Hotel, the first Resort in Westport. Their management style is based on the Resort’s first core value. “We believe that our team is our greatest asset and we promote a happy workplace where staff treat each other with respect and courtesy”. We know that a happy, respected team ensures that you will be delighted with our product and service.

Management Team

The Castlecourt Hotel is managed by Deputy General Manager Vincent Nugent and his team Elizabeth Conway and Deirdre Shevlin Duty Managers. The combined years of service of these highly experienced managers in the Castlecourt Hotel is 54 years!

Kitchen Team

Our Executive Head Chef, Alain Gaulier is our best kept secret, having served with us for over 23 years. Alain and his experienced team of chefs will provide you with an exquisite mix of Irish and Continental Flavours in the award winning Orchard Restaurant.