Westport House, Co. Mayo, home of the 10th Marquess of Sligo a brief history.

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  • Westport House.,
  • Mansions -- Ireland -- Mayo (County)

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ContributionsMoody, T. W. 1907- former owner.
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Pagination5 leaves ;
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Open LibraryOL20571466M

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Westport House in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, is a well known Irish tourist attraction that is owned by the Hughes family, who own a number of businesses in the west of Januaryit was the ancestral seat of the Browne family, whose head was the Marquess of title and the house were separated infollowing the death of The 11th Marquess of Sligo, who left Architect: Richard Cassels.

Westport House is proud to offer one of Ireland’s many stately homes, but one transformed into a successful family tourist destination by the 11th Marquess of Sligo. One of Ireland’s most beautiful estates, it has been owned by the same family since the 16th century.

Marquess of Sligo is a title in the Peerage of was created in for John Browne, 3rd Earl of Marquess holds the subsidiary titles of Baron Mount Eagle, of Westport in the County of Mayo (created 10 September ), Viscount Westport, of Westport in the County of Mayo (created 24 August ), Earl of Altamont, in the County of Mayo (created 4 December ), Earl of First holder: John Browne, 3rd Earl of Altamont.

Westport House in Co Mayo, home to the Browne family since the s and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, was put on the market for €10 million.

Westport House in Co Mayo, home to the Browne family since the s and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, was put on the market for €10 million.

Oil on panel 22¼ x 16¼ in. x cm. Provenance. Denis Edward Browne, 10th Marquess of Sligo, Westport House, Co. Mayo, Ireland, Westport House circa Royal Warrant of Precedence zero. Phrases that contain the word denis: Denis Browne, 10th Marquess of Sligo Denis Collins Denis Davydov disambiguation Denis Dufour Denis Forman.

Lord Altamont was the owner of Westport House in County Mayo, one of Ireland's best known stately homes. He was a direct descendant of Grace. In the 10th Marquess and his family opened the house and grounds to the public for the first time and since then it has been developed as a major tourist attraction Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo was succeeded by Sebastian Ulick Browne in Westport House WIKI Westport House.

A house orginally built for a member of the Browne family, it was leased by the 2nd Marquess of Sligo to Courtney Kenny of Ballinrobe in and was used by the Kennys as a summer residence.

Courtney Kenny leased the property to John Sidney Smith, agent to the Westport estate in View our wide range of Houses for Sale in Westport, Mayo. Search for Houses available to Buy in Westport, Mayo and Find your Ideal Home. Login to MyDaft Magnolia House, Castlebar Road, Westport, Co.

Mayo. Detached House €, 6 Celtic Court, Westport, Co. Mayo. Westport House and the Brownes, became First Sherrif of Co. Mayo This John BROWNE is described as the son of Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray Castle by the Denis Browne [the tenth Marquess of Sligo] in his book, "Westport House and the Brownes", I.

InDenis, 10th Marquess of Sligo, his wife Jose and son Jeremy, Earl of Altamont (later the 11th Marquess), opened Westport House and the grounds to the visiting public. Over the succeeding decades the 11th Marquess and his family developed the estate into a major tourist attraction.

Westport House and the Brownes, became First Sherrif of Co. Mayo This John BROWNE is described as the son of Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray Castle by the Denis Browne [the tenth Marquess of Sligo] in his book, "Westport House and the Brownes", I.

Co. Mayo historic 18th century Westport House in Co Mayo has been put up for sale by the Browne family, who have owned the estate for nearly years. Fri, 05 Feb, - Ellie O'Byrne. The 11th Marquess of Sligo, who has died a developed his family seat, Westport House in Co Mayo, into one of Ireland’s best-known tourist attractions after Westport House.

Web site Westport House This is the sort of family-friendly attraction that requires a deep breath before listing everything there is to do here.

It’s all centered around an elegant lateth-century residence—the home of Lord Altamont, the Marquess of Sligo and a descendant, it is said, of Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley (hence the bronze. New principal staircase of Sicilian marble. Made by Italian workmen.

Balustrade by Skidmore, Coventry. Cost under £6, For George, 3rd Marquess of Sligo. Refs: Mark Girouard, 'Westport House, Co. Mayo, II', Country Life5 May; Denis, 10th Marquess of Sligo, Westport House and the Brownes (), History.

Most of Louisburgh lies within the townland of Clooncarrabaun (an anglicisation of Cluain Cearbán).The town was constructed in by the 3rd Earl of Altamount, (later 1st Marquess of Sligo), John Denis Browne of Westport to house Catholic refugees who fled sectarian conflict in the north of Ireland.

Originally a planned town, it retains many of the eighteenth-century features in. Jeremy Ulick Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo, born 4 Junedied on Sunday at his home, Westport House, Co Mayo.

He was aged A private cremation was held in Dublin on Tuesday followed by a memorial service to be announced at a later date. The only child and heir of John Denis, 1 st Marquess of Sligo, Westport House estate, Co Mayo and his wife Louisa, daughter and co-heiress of Admiral Richard Howe, British naval hero, victor of the ‘Glorious First of June’ and counsellor to King George III, Howe Peter Browne was reared in a climate of wealth and privilege.

Early Years: A Thrill Seeker With an Ambition for More. ‘The Great Leviathan: The Life of Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo ’ by Anne Chambers, will be launched tomorrow, Wednesday, November 1, in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. Officiating will be Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Ireland, Barry O’Brien.

Published by New Island, the book will also be launched in Westport soon. After the death of The 11th Marquess of Sligo in Julythe house passed to his five daughters, in accordance with private legislation passed by the Seanad in Designed by the famous architects Richard Cassels and James Wyatt in the 18th century, Westport House is located west of the Shannon and is considered one of Ireland's most.

Appraisal. A country house representing an important component of the domestic built heritage of County Mayo with the architectural value of the composition, 'an exceeding good house and well finished, the design and execution of Mr. Castels [Richard Castle (d.

)]' (Pococke98), confirmed by such attributes as the deliberate alignment maximising on panoramic vistas overlooking. On Friday, 10th of November, Westport House had the pleasure of celebrating the launch of Anne Chamber’s long-awaited biography on our very own Howe Peter Browne.

The 2nd Marquess of Sligo is one of the more colourful characters in the history of Westport House and we cannot wait to read all about him. Anne is famed for her biographies of Grace O’Malley and has a very close connection with. Westport House in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, is a well known Irish tourist attraction that is owned by the Hughes family, who own a number of businesses in the west of Januaryit was the ancestral seat of the Browne family, whose head was the Marquess of Sligo.

The title and the house were separated infollowing the death of The 11th Marquess of Sligo, who left. Lord Terence Morris Browne, later 9th Marquess of Sligo.

Lt Col Lord Alfred Eden Browne DSO (b. 30 Nov ; d. 27 Aug ), mar. 2 Apr Cicely Wormald (d. 16 Aug ), yst. dau. of Edward Wormald, of Sheepwell House, co. Hertford, and had issue: 1a. Denis Edward Browne, later 10th Marquess of Sligo.

Louisburgh, in the townland of Clooncarrabaun (Gaelic 'Cluain Cearbán'), was originally a planned town, constructed in by the 3rd Earl of Altamount, John Denis Browne of Westport. Browne - later 1st Marquess of Sligo - built the town to house Catholic refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in.

Louisburgh is close to the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick to the East, the Sheaffry and Mweelrea mountains to the South, the Atlantic to the West and Clew Bay to the North.

Louisburgh is located in the South-West of County Mayo, on the R regional coastal route linking Westport (to the East) and Delphi on to Killary harbour to the South.

Louisburgh sits on the banks of the Bonowen River. On Friday, 10th of November, Westport House had the pleasure of celebrating the launch of Anne Chamber’s long-awaited biography on our very own Howe Peter Browne. The 2nd Marquess of Sligo is one of the more colourful characters in the history of Westport House.

Westport House estate in County Mayo, which was once owned by Howe Peter Browne, 2 nd Marquess of Sligo. (David Stanley / CC BY ) An Irish peasant family discovering the blight of their store during the Great Potato Famine.

(Daniel MacDonald / Public domain) The 2nd Marquess of Sligo went against the status quo when it came to Slavery in. LORD SLIGO IN GREECE & JAMAICA S outhern Greece, August The Marquess of Sligo, laird of Westport House, Co.

Mayo, rocked back on his heels and whistled appreciatively. Like all members of his class, he had enjoyed a classical education and was familiar with the wonders of ancient Greece. Browne (Marquess of Sligo) A junior branch of the Brownes of The Neale, county Mayo, established at Westport by Colonel John Browne (c ) at the end of the 17th century.

The Colonel’s wife was a great, great granddaughter of the famous pirate queen Grace O’Malley. John Denis Browne, 3rd Earl of Altamont later 1st Marquess of Sligo, 1st son of Peter Browne, 2nd Earl of Altamont, by his wife Elizabeth Kelly, only daughter and heiress of Denis Kelly, of Lisduffe, Co.

Galway, and of Spring Garden, Co. Mayo, formerly Chief Justice of Jamaica born 11 Jun married 21 May Lady Louisa Catherine Howe (b. 9 Dec ; mar. A heartbreaking Irish famine story of death and despair in a small west of Ireland village.

A group of Irish starving during the Great Hunger set out to Doolough, in County Mayo. to find food. Westport House is the residence of the Marquess of Sligo and is one of the town's industries under the management of Jeremy Lord Altamont, son of the tenth Marquess.

Frank Hall talks to Lord. Westport (Irish: Cathair na Mart, meaning 'stone fort of the beeves', historically anglicised as Cahernamart) is a town in County Mayo in is at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of rt is a popular tourist destination and scores highly for quality of life.

It won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition three times in  Early Bretts of Co. Sligo, Ireland – late s – from Church records. Bretts of the s, as recorded in Sligo Histories.

Summary of the Brett Memorials of Deeds in Co. Sligo ; Brett’s in Griffiths Valuation of Co. Sligo abt ; BRETT NOTES and COUNTY SLIGO LIBRARIAN JOHN McTERNAN’s RESEARCH. Biography. Jeremy Browne Altamont was the eldest son of Denis Browne, 10th Marquess of was educated at St.

Columba's College, Dublin, and the Royal Agricultural to inheriting his title, Browne, then the Earl of Altamont, and his father worked to stabilise the future of the family estate, Westport House, amid a slump in agricultural prices which had plagued Ireland during. The attractive town of Louisburgh, or Kilgeever as it used to be known, is built on the Bunowen River, in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.

Constructed in by the 3rd Earl of Altamount (later 1st Marquess of Sligo), John Denis Browne of Westport, to house Catholic refugees escaping sectarian conflict in the north of Ireland.

Westport House: home of the Marquess of Sligo. Georgian mansion with plasterwork by James Wyatt. Overlooks Clew Bay.

Collection of pictures, silver, furniture etc. More information on Co. Mayo. Keeping on the N59 the road follows a very scenic route north and then east through Mayo to the town of Ballina. Westport House It truly offers something for everyone in the family - from grand-parents, to mum & dad, teens, young ones and even toddlers.

18th Century Westport House is privately owned and operated by Jeremy Browne (The 11th Marquess of Sligo) and his family, who are direct descendants of Grace O’ Malley, the famous 16th Century Pirate.Westport House in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, is a well known Irish tourist attraction that is owned by the Hughes family, who own a number of businesses in the west of Ireland.

Until Januaryit was the ancestral seat of the Browne family, whose head was the Marquess of Sligo.His descendants who became, in the senior line, Barons of Kilmaine and, in the junior, Earls of Altamount, have since been closely associated with Co.

Mayo. Seated at Westport the 3rd Marquis of Sligo (5th Earl of Altamont) was, prior to the land legislation of the late nineteenth century, owner of an estate ofacres.

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