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The longest established and most important travel trade event for the Irish tourism industry took place this week at the CityWest Hotel last week.
Tim Husbands has resigned his position as CEO of the Westport House and Estate development project - just eight months after he was appointed to the position.
Tim Husbands is just a few weeks into life as the chief executive officer of Westport House and Hotel Westport and he is enjoying life in Westport so far.
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, confirmed last Friday that the Hughes family has now successfully completed the acquisition of Westport House and estate from the Browne family. In February 2016, the family placed the historic house and estate on the market, having owned it for generations. The estate has been overseen in recent years by the personal representatives of the late Jeremy Browne Lord Altamont, namely Con Casey of LHM Casey McGrath accountants and Dermot Furey of Gartlan Furey solicitors.
The chief executive of Mayo County Council this week reiterated that the council do not have the finances to buy Westport House and the portion of lands that was put up for sale last week by the owners of the house the Browne family. The shock announcement last week that the family had put the house on the market for a guide price of €10 million has led to increased fears for the future of the house as a tourist attraction going into the future.
The best of what Ireland has to offer families was revealed this week with the announcement of the 2015 Primary Times STAR Awards, and for the fifth year in a row, Westport House has been honoured with an award. Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park was voted as Best Family Visitor Attraction (West) for the fourth year, and its ghoulishly good Halloween Fest event was awarded the Best Halloween Event (West) for the second time. The results of these unique awards, which attract thousands of entries from parents, provide a vital snapshot of what is tops with families in Ireland.