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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31st July 2016
Located six miles west of Westport, Croagh Patrick is one of Mayo’s most famous landmarks. The mountain overlooks Clew Bay and the entire Western coastline. In 441AD, Saint Patrick is said to have spent 40 days and nights praying and fasting on its slopes. Over 60,000 people make the ascent on this day, starting at Murrisk Abbey.
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10th – 12th June 2016
Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival showcases the best of local, national and international folk and bluegrass acts. The Festival also consists of music workshops, musical lunch and pub gigs.
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Samsu Uddin is our Restaurant Supervisor at the Orchard Restaurant. Sam has been working with us for over 10 years. Sam is renowned for his calmness and an amazing can do attitude, he is always kind and is a worthy recipient of the award, Front of House Employee of the Year 2014.
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.
Tamas Bito works in the Kitchen at the Castlecourt Hotel. Tamas is a very popular member of staff , he is always willing and eager to help others and go that step further. He is the ultimate gentleman and we are delighted that he is our Back of House 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.
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!
Blathnaid and her Front of House team will always have a smile and a warm welcome for you and look forward to welcoming you to the Castlecourt Hotel.
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.