• Cyril McAree

The Luxurious and Stunning Mount Falcon Estate re-opened July 3rd

The luxurious Mount Falcon Estate, Ballina renowned for its luxury accommodation, spacious and well-appointed lodges, award winning, delicious food and stunning 100 acre estate re-opened July 3rd. To kick start the re-opening of the stunning Mount Falcon Estate, they’re thrilled to announce that the Irish Hotel Awards has bestowed the much coveted Best Self Catering Resort Property of the Year on their wonderful self catering lodges.

As Mount Falcon Estate reopens from lockdown, at the core of its unique hospitality offering will be the safety of its team and guests for which it has recreated and reimagined many features of its stunning estate to host a unique dining, entertainment, amphi theatre and nature inspired activity programme. A safe and socially distanced estate serving individual tables in its alfresco garden dining tent and entertaining opportunities awaits guests. In addition guests will also enjoy the myriad of activities and hospitality options across its leafy lanes, walks, gardens, exclusive fishing on its own private stretch of the River Moy and plenty of safely appointed activities for all ages.

Owner Alan Maloney and his family, while in lockdown since March have shared the serenity of the estate with the people of the area to enjoy socially distanced walks, daily jogging, running and the opportunity for children and adults to share the beauty of its natural environment, listen to the birds, meet the squirrels, fly their falcons and all the while safely distanced and enjoying plenty of fresh air while being at one with nature.

Rates at the Mount Falcon Estate for the season ahead include the following:

Luxury Mount Falcon Award winning Self Catering Lodges, with Check in on Friday or Saturday afternoon are offering rates of

7 night stay in our 3 bed lodge(sleeps 6) €2,100

7 night stay in our 4 bed lodge(sleeps 8) €2,400

Self catering guests at the award winning Mount Falcon Lodges can also avail of a dedicated healthy breakfast menu in the Mount Falcon Hotel at a rate of €20pp for adults and €12 per child

In the Mount Falcon Hotel’s beautifully appointed superior hotel rooms, rates of €240 per room per night midweek inclusive of Bed and Full Breakfast is available. Weekend Superior Room rates will be €280 per night inclusive of Bed and Full Breakfast. While Deluxe Guest Room rates from Sunday to Thursday are €350 per room to include Bed and Breakfast and on Friday and Saturday nights the deluxe Room rate for Bed and Breakfast is €400 per room. The stunning Suites in Mount Falcon will have a midweek rate of €480 for Bed and Breakfast and on weekend nights of Friday and Saturday the rate for Bed and Breakfast will be €600. It is advisable for all potential guests to follow the Mount Falcon Social media and website for other season special offers, www.mountfalcon.ie @mountfalconest.

“Lockdown has been a time for reflection for all of us and at the Mount Falcon Estate, my family and I have counted the blessing of our beautiful location and estate, which we shared with the local community and which inspired us to recreate our hospitality and leisure offerings for our guests this summer which will also give them the perfect opportunity from our N26 location to explore further the nature and beauty of the River Moy, Foxford, Ballina and of course the Wild Atlantic Way,” says Alan Maloney, Owner of Mount Falcon Estate.

Stimulated by the beauty of their surroundings, Mount Falcon have reimagined their wonderful hospitality offering for guests alongside their excellent team of hospitality professionals. Taking Government Health Guidelines, minimal contact, health and safety and social distancing into serious account, Mount Falcon have invested heavily in creating an attractive outdoor tented area for socially distanced Al Fresco Summer dining and drinks. A newly erected Bamboo stretch tent blends perfectly into the beautiful tree lined area adjacent to the main hotel which will give safety, security and peace of mind to both hotel guests and those staying at the luxury lodges and of course their staff.

Mount Falcon’s wonderfully talented head chef, Tom Doyle has also created an inspired Al fresco dining experience to include mouth watering BBQ and Pizza menus to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. All ingredients are sourced from the finest of local Mayo and West of Ireland producers.

Treating guests to an award winning live summer music entertainment programme Mount Falcon want to create new and wonderful memories for guests and their families and friends. An attractive and safely positioned outdoor entertainment pivot has also been created and will feature exciting acts ranging from the depths of soul music with the inimitable Buck Taylor to the beguiling tones of Keith and Lorraine McDonald. Keith and Lorraine’s father Frankie McDonald, who spent 44 years on the road with The Joe Dolan Band, will also be making a special appearance. Themed DJ nights will also feature.

An outdoor daily cinema screen will be available for families and children with movie matinees and with the forecasted return of sporting fixtures there will be multiple large screens available on the estate also. The extensive lawns and grounds of the 100 acre Mount Falcon Estate are safe and entertaining for children of all ages and ideal for healthy picnics

Salmon Fishing, Falconry, Clay Pigeon shooting, Archery, golf driving range and bike hire, which have always been a part of the unique Mount Falcon guest experience, will continue to be readily available in 2020 as we collectively re-emerge in safe and timely fashion from lockdown.

Mount Falcon is a stunning 100 acre parkland estate located on the N26 between the towns of Foxford and Ballina, County Mayo. The original baronial manor house, designed by James Franklin Fuller, an architect of some considerable repute, having designed part of Ashford Castle, Kylemore Abbey, Parknasilla, Tinakilly and Farmleigh amongst others, dates back to 1876 and a bygone age of field sport gentry. Adjoining Ireland’s most prolific salmon river, the River Moy, the parkland estate is a unique ecosystem hosting 197 species of trees, 42 species of our native birdlife and a litany of fauna including red squirrels, rabbits, hares, foxes, badgers, pine martens, hedgehogs and 8 of our native species of bats. Our heritage testifies that we are the original home of the falcon and currently two stunning peregrine falcons reside here along with a host of other birds of prey in our aviaries. Please note that the Leisure facilities and Spa at Mount Falcon will remain closed in the immediate future.

The Maloney family, who emanate from the region, developed the estate in 2006 by restoring and extending the original manor house into a 4 star deluxe, multi award winning hotel while simultaneously sensitively developing a selection of 3 & 4 bedroom lodges nestled around the estate.

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