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Cathal, Harry and Owen Hughes
Clothing
Rank 2017
49=
Worth
€238m
Rise/fall
€33m

The sale of Westport House in Co Mayo, ancestral home of the Marquess of Sligo and often called the most beautiful house in Ireland, to a local family led by the Hughes brothers Cathal, 65, Harry, 63, and Owen, 61, was confirmed last month. They plan to spend €50m refurbishing it. The estate is one of Ireland’s leading tourist attractions and includes a pirate adventure park. The brothers also run Mayo Workwear, a €161m distributor and manufacturer of personal protection clothing under the name Portwest Clothing, and they own Hotel Westport. Mayo had profits of €14.7m on €126m sales in 2015, showing assets of €91m.