AGM Westport, 16- 17 May 2020

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The Castlecourt Hotel

Castlebar Road

Westport

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We are very sorry to announce that due to restrictions around Covid 19 and for your health and safety our AGM in Westport is cancelled

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We begin our weekend by visiting two contrasting gardens on Saturday. While both date from the Victorian era, their settings are entirely different: Kylemore Abbey gardens are set in neighbouring Co Galway against the backdrop of Drochchruach Mountain; our second garden is by Lough Mask and has seen extensive restoration of its flower and vegetables gardens, woodland, orchard and rhododendron bank with further restoration ongoing. We are delighted to be able to have an IGPS visit to this garden.

Our AGM will be held on Sunday morning in the Castlecourt Hotel. All members are entitled to attend, free of charge.

Following our AGM in the Castlecourt Hotel on Sunday morning, we will head to the gardens of Westport House on the shores of Clew Bay. Here we will be guided around the Italianate gardens, along the river walk and through the extensive woodland. This is a 100 year old garden currently undergoing restoration by the new owners of Westport House.

In complete contrast, we visit a selection of smaller gardens along the Wild Atlantic Way to see how their owners cope with the challenges of rain, wind and salt on mountainous, rocky and wet terrain. Styles will range from a farmhouse garden, a cottage garden and a third garden with biodiversity and wildlife to the fore.

We hope you will agree that there is a tempting mix of gardens to entice you to Connaught in 2020. More information about the gardens is available from our Newsletter.

Cost: €110 for members which includes all garden visits, coach on Saturday, morning coffee and lunch in Kylemore and gala dinner in The Plaza Hotel. Prices for guests are available on the booking page. Members are entitled to bring along one guest.

Booking closes on Friday 8 May at 9pm.

Accommodation:We strongly recommend you stay Friday night as we will be departing by coach at 9am on Saturday morning to visit the gardens. Registration will take place in the Library of The Castlecourt Hotel on Friday evening where you will receive your welcome pack.

Our base will be The Castlecourt Hotel in Westport town centre. Westport is a thriving tourist town and an excellent base to climb Croagh Patrick, cycle the Great Western Greenway, visit The Museum of Country Life , The Céide Fields, Achill Island in fact lots of excuses to extend your stay! We'll include suggestions of places of interest and restaurants in your welcome pack. Westport was voted Ireland's top place to live in 2019 (see video below)

Our dinner, included in the price, will be hosted in The Walnut Suite in the Westport Plaza Hotel adjacent to the Castlecourt.

B&B rate for The Castlecourt Hotel. T: +353 98 55088

  • Friday Night: €69/€109 single
  • Saturday Night: €99/ €139 single
  • Sunday Night: €59/€99 single

These rates, exclusive to the IGPS, are only available from 1st February - 12th April quoting Reservation Number 1045174 . Please contact the hotel directly.

However, there is an extensive range of other accommodation options available in the area. See Destination Westport website for details.

Looking forward to welcoming you all,

IGPS Leinster

For specific queries email: igps.leinster@gmail.com

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