Westport Lions club are honoured to be hosting the first District 133 Convention on March 3rd 2018. It is being held in the wonderful Castlecourt Hotel. The Castlecourt has a great record in hosting major events and has recently had both the GRA and the TUI hold their conventions there. Owner and Westport Lions Club member, Ann Corcoran will be pulling out all the stops to make this a very special weekend.
The weekend gets underway on Friday afternoon with a golf event. This will be held on Westport Golf Clubs Championship course. The Course has held the West of Ireland championships in its time and continues to attract top Golfers to enjoy the amazing scenery and spectacular views of Clew Bay. Anybody interested in taking part can contact Jock at [email protected].
Delegates can arrive and check in on Friday evening and at approx 6.00pm it is planned to have some spectacular music to launch the weekend. As the evening continues Westport Lions Club will be hosting a dinner and entertainment show in the Dome Suite. This promises to promote both local produce and local talent. Westport is renowned for its music and boasts some of best musicians and music pubs in the country. If you’re fit to keep going, then Pete Joe’s Bar will be your final resting spot.
Convention will start bright and early on Saturday morning. DG Teresa has tweaked a few things and I think delegates will find the business end of things to be much more beneficial and informative. It is hoped that many ideas will be shared and that everybody will come away feeling they have learned something new and worthwhile. Carvery lunch will be in the Orchard Restaurant and then back to work.
For those partners and visitors who are not attending the convention there is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the local area. All the details are not fully ironed out yet but the ‘partner’s trip’ promises be spectacular. The plan is to keep it simple and local. Westport is only a short drive from the stunning Delphi Valley, Ashleigh Falls and Killary Harbour. Then back in to Westport House for a tour and refreshments. Finishing up with some discount shopping in Westport and live entertainment in the world famous Matt Molloy’s Pub.
Saturday evening will see more amazing music at the reception for the District Governor's Banquet & Ball. This will again be held in the Castlecourt Hotel's beautiful Dome Suite. A top class meal followed by lively music from local bands will while the night away. Westport was voted by the Irish Times readers as ‘the best place to live in Ireland’. Why not take your time on Sunday and get out and about and see this majestic part of the world. You can hire a bike and try out the ‘Greenway’, a 50 kilometre cycle track from Westport to Achill.
Take a drive out around Connemara and back into Galway. Note that the Castlecourt Hotel are offering Lions delegates a special discounted rate of €45/pps BB to stay on either the Thursday or the Sunday. Westport Lions and the Castlecourt Hotel will be there to see you off on Sunday and hopefully the new friendships and experiences your will have gathered over the Convention weekend will last with you for many years.
Booking for Convention 2018 is by ringing the Castlecourt Hotel Reservation team at (098) 550 88. If you have any enquiries regarding convention or if you have any special requirements, you can also contact Sara at the Westport Lions Club – [email protected].