In 1767, an ad was placed in Faulkner’s Dublin Journal by the 2nd Earl of Altamont Peter Browne Kelly advertising for tradesmen to build a new town as designed by architect William Leeson. This is considered the foundation year of Westport Town.
A group of people has gathered in 2017 to commemorate this landmark anniversary – to plan, oversee, promote & find the finances for a year-long programme of celebrations.
The brand new programme will run all year long and will include a historical conference, children’s arts festival, a worldwide gathering of Mini car enthusiasts as well as the return of the Westport’s of the World. The main focus of the celebrations will be an Air Show on the Quays held on Sunday 14th May. As well as an air spectacular there will be fun for all the family on the ground with funfair and an artisan food and craft market.
Traders wishing to take part can apply using the form at Westport Airshow Trader Booking Form