There are promising indications of green shoots for Mayo’s locked down tourism industry as one of the county’s best-known hotels today confirmed plans to reopen this summer.
There was widespread sadness at the announcement on October 1 last by the Mount Falcon estate just outside Ballina that it was temporarily closing its hotel until further notice due to the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The establishment has this afternoon revealed that it is now making exciting plans for a summer reopening, subject to anticipated Government guidelines in relation to when and how this can be pursued in the context of Covid-19 public health guidelines.
Mount Falcon says it intends to recreate and extend the offering it had available last summer which included an open air, heated, bamboo tent on the lawn adjoining the hotel where an extensive al fresco food and beverage offering will be available – with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available for takeaway also.
The hotel will also introduce an extended café menu including a new range of premium coffees and treats:
“As we did last year, we propose to showcase a fantastic line-up of live musicians and we are working on a range of environmentally- orientated activities and excursions for children which we will host around our hundred-acre estate,” the business stated in its latest newsletter.