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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 an Air Show, a historical conference, children’s arts festival, a worldwide gathering of Mini car enthusiasts as well as the return of the Westports of the World. The Wesport250 Steering Committee is busy raising sponsorships from corporates, funding from the council and grants to make the entire programme happen. This week, they are also giving individuals – like YOU – the opportunity to contribute to the Launch Celebrations.