Westport 250 @ IMM 2017

Afternoon guys,

Hope all your preparations for the IMM are coming together. Our blog post is a bit later than normal this time, as we had a busy weekend of meetings with the IMM and the IMOC. We held our IMOC AGM on Sunday and presented a progress update to all of the club members on the IMM event and our figures relating to the event. All was very well received and enthusiasm is beginning to gain momentum for the event.


Venue Update


We are lucky to be in the vibrant town of Westport for its 250 year celebrations. We have a number of events planned to help the town of Westport to celebrate this occasion and they are delighted to have the IMM faithful to take part in those celebrations.

We have been working very hard with Westport House on the venue and the layout of the event, with our final map graphics hoping to be complete this week. This will give you a clear picture of the layout of the site and how we hope to facilitate you and your clubs during the event.

We are delighted to announce some BIG additions to the entertainment on site during the event.


As we have had some queries in relation to facilities and family entertainment during the event, we would just like to remind you of what is in store for you when you arrive.

You all have full FREE unlimited access to The Pirate Adventure Park, pedal karting, pedaloe swans and more over the whole event.

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As well as these free activities we are delighted to announce that the venue will also have some family amusements at a small cost. We are including bumping cars and one of the biggest mobile ferris wheels in Europe on the site also.



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Westport House

All of these facilities will be open during the day for the IMM and will provide the numerous families and kids with plenty to do over the weekend. As well as that, Westport House will be providing free guided tours of the historic Westport House for all attendees throughout the event.


“Westport House is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s best loved heritage attractions – and is rightly called the most beautiful house in Ireland.”

With over 30 rooms on show, visitors can immerse themselves in life as far back as the 16th century when Grace O’Malley the Pirate Queen of Connacht ruled the land and seas around the estate. Built upon the foundations of one of her many castles which can still be toured in the dungeons today.

Currently there are six absorbing exhibitions on display throughout the house including a wax work exhibition of ten notable contributors to Irish literature, music and the arts, and the inspiring story of Howe Peter, 2nd Marquess of Sligo and Governor General of Jamaica who led the emancipation of slaves and had the first ‘free village’ in the world, Sligoville, named in his honour.

Bingley Hall

We have a number of members of the IMM organising committee and members of the IMOC attending Bingley Hall this coming weekend and we would be more than delighted to see you drop over to our stand and have a chat. They will be more than happy to clarify anything with you about the event or the trip over or anything else you can think of.


Tickets are still on sale and numbers are increasing each day. A reminder to all thinking about purchasing tickets but have not. Prices for tickets are increasing on March 17th. After this date we will be unable to guarantee receipt of a welcome pack when you travel to the event. 

This increased rate will continue until early April when the ticketing will close permanently.

Travelling to the Event

We have our travel deals with the ferry companies still ongoing so just contact us on the Facebook page or here on the website at the contact us page to get the codes to avail of the deals.


Please keep your clubs logos coming into us so we can add you to the website. We will link the logos to your club page also one we get them sorted.

Contact Us

As always you can contact us here on the website at the following email addresses:

Traders: traders@imm2017.ie

Sponsorship: sponsorship@imm2017.ie

Ticket Sales: ticketsales@imm2017.ie

General Queries: info@imm2017.ie

Contact us also at the IMM Facebook Page if you have queries and we will get you in touch with the relevant person.


Chat soon,

The IMM Team



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