Ballina Salmon Festival 2017
It’s that fantastic time again for the Ballina Salmon Festival.
Ballina Salmon Festival is one of the highlights of the summer months in the West of Ireland as over 200,000 people descend upon the town.
Spread over a week from Sunday 9th July to Saturday 16th July 2017, the family-friendly festival has fun for everyone.
International Evening and Heritage Day remain firm favourites whilst the pomp of Mardi Gras is one not to miss. There are also river events such as fishing competitions and raft racing.
So, if you are into live music, fine food, fantastic stalls and great craic, make sure you visit Ballina Salmon Festival.
If you want to stay for a night of too, we know just the place.
Twin Trees Hotel Offers
Whether is a romantic break or activity holiday, Twin Trees Hotel will have an offer to suit your needs. Book online for the best rate guaranteed.
Find Our Fairy Door and Win
You could win a family holiday package when you find our Fairy Door at any Select Hotel.
We have two new fairy residents behind the Fairy Door called Selecta and Treelina. If you find their Fairy House at Twin Trees Hotel , make sure you take a picture of their Fairy Door and post it to our Facebook – you could WIN a fabulous family break with Select Hotels of Ireland.
All you need to do:
- Find our Fairy Door
- Take a photo with family or friends
- Like Select’s Facebook page
- Share your picture using the hashtag #SelectFairyDoor
The best photo will win a great family prize package.
- 2 nights B&B plus 1 dinner in Breaffy House Resort, Mayo
- 2 nights B&B plus 1 dinner in Castle Oaks House Hotel, Limerick
- 2 nights B&B plus 1 dinner in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow, family bowling pass and free use of DOME Family Entertainment Centre
Terms and Conditions
Hotels stays for named hotels only and cover 2 adults and 2 children under 12. Extra children at a supplement. Reservations subject to availability.
DOME prize to be used during stay at Talbot Hotel.
Photos must be shared on Facebook and must have parents’/guardians’ permission for posting. You must be a fan of Select Facebook page.
It will be nice to connect with you on our Facebook page too, of course.
Early Bird Autumn and Winter 3 for 2 Offer
Book early to nab a great 3 for 2 offer this Autumn and Winter.
The Early Bird catches the 3 for 2 offer at Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club.
3 nights for the price of 2 could be yours from October 3rd to 20th December 2017 (subject to availability).
2 people sharing can enjoy 2 nights bed and breakfast and 1 evening meal from €123.50 per person and we will give you the third night, bed and breakfast absolutely FREE.
Here is what you can enjoy.
The 3 for 2 Offer
3 nights for the price of 2, full Irish breakfast each morning and a 2-course dinner for two on one of the nights – from €247
Book online now – best price guaranteed.
Mayo Day 2017
May Bank Holiday Weekend and Mayo Day 2017 has arrived.
And what a spectacular Mayo Day it is shaping up to be.
Mayo Day is a celebration of the people and places that make Mayo great.
On Saturday 29th April in Ballina, we have the very best of young, musical talent with the Youth Music Showcase in the Military Quarter 12pm – 3pm.
Then, that night from 8pm, we have a host of the finest Irish musicians take to the stage in the Military Quarter. Ryan Reynolds is the headline act and he is joined by The Mississippi Sheiks, The New Social and Jo Keegan (details here).
Rooms in Twin Trees Hotel are going fast. Book online for the best rate guaranteed.
Check out Mayo.ie’s video – enough to make a grown Mayo man cry.
Ballycastle and the Wild Atlantic Way
Just a short drive from Twin Trees Hotel is the quaint village of Ballycastle.
Travel from Ballina towards Killala and you are halfway to the sleepy village of Ballycastle (total drive less than 30 minutes). It’s not so sleepy in the summer months, though, especially for the Healyfest music festival over the August Bank Holiday.
You can relax and unwind in the village or visit the rugged coastline close by.
The awe-inspring Dún Briste (The Broken Fort), or Downpatrick Head, is a 45 metre high sea stack which was severed by storms from the Irish mainland over 600 years ago. A short drive or a beautiful walk will take you there.
The area is the stuff of history and legend.
Head west from the village and we creep into the annals of pre-history. The world famous Céide Fields is a remarkable neolithic site which contains the oldest stone-walled fields in the world, dating back over 6000 years. An absolute must-see!
Follow the coastline west and you will reach Broadhaven Bay, a beautiful conservation area. Here too, you be able to see the Stags of Broadhaven, a group of jagged rocks which rise 100 metres out of the sea.
It is easier to follow the main road to Glenamoy and head back up northwest to the area rather than keeping as close to the coastline for this section of the journey.
Twin Trees Hotel Offers
Whether is a romantic break or activity holiday, Twin Trees Hotel will have an offer to suit your needs. Book online for the best rate guaranteed.
Easter Kids Camps
Fun and frolics at our Easter Kids Camps.
Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club have fun for all of the family at our Easter Kids Camps.
Whilst you enjoy a well-earned break, the kids can enjoy an action-packed day with our professional team.
We will entertain them with fun, fitness and sport, and they can meet new friends.
Our Easter Kids Camps are designed to promote children’s fitness in a happy and healthy environment.
Tuesday 18th April 2107 – Friday 21st April 2017.
10.30am – 14.30pm
We welcome kids from the age of 4 to 12.
€11 per kid per day, €40 for the four days. Special rates for families.
Call Twin Trees Leisure Club now on 096 72813
Check out our amazing Easter Sale on rooms here.
Fun for all of the family at Twin Trees Hotel with our Easter Sale.
Book our Easter Sale and enjoy 2 relaxing nights with full Irish breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children (between the ages of 0-12 years), and 2-course evening dinner for the family on the night of your choice – from only €318.
Interconnecting rooms with internal door available to accomodate larger families or for those who would like extra space from €80.00 per night
The Easter Bunny will leave a nice surprise for the kids on Easter Sunday. Enjoy our complimentary Kids’ club available in the evenings from 7pm-9pm for the Mid-Term Break (minimum numbers apply).
Children aged from 5-11 can enjoy our “Cubs Club” which is running from Tuesday 18th April – Friday 21st April, 10.30am-14.30pm for €11 per day.
Stunning Enniscrone beach is only a 10 minute drive from the hotel, and you can enjoy beautiful walks in Belleek woods. There is a new children’s playground with zip wires, basket swings, slides, and basket ball and tennis courts only a 5 minute walk from the hotel
Town Centre | Free WIFI | Free CarParking | Free Leisure Club
A world of adventure and activities on our doorstep
Book online for our best rate guaranteed or phone reception 096 21033 for further information.
Share the Love at Twin Trees Hotel
February is the Month of Love and Twin Trees Hotel is celebrating with offers for your great loves.
Treat your Sweet Valentine to dinner or even a romantic break for two. Love is in the air with these fantastic offers:
- 1 night’s bed and breakfast
- 3-course gourmet dinner for two
- Glass of Prosecco each with your romantic meal
- Chocolate treats
All of this is from just €149.
If you cannot stay the night, enjoy a gourmet dinner for two from just €29 per person. View our Valentine’s Menu here.
We are also offering this exclusive offer to soon-to-be brides and grooms.
Book your 2017/2018 wedding at Twin Trees Hotel this February and your top table will be FREE! (T&Cs apply)
Saints and Scholars
As well as St. Valentine, who could forget St. Patrick (especially as his holiday gives us a long weekend this year)?
Enjoy 2 night’s bed and breakfast plus a 2-course dinner for 2 on the evening of your choice from only €99 per person sharing (T&C’s Apply).
Or share the love with all of the family with a mid-term family break in Ballina away from the school run.
Enjoy an overnight stay with bed & breakfast from €99 per night for 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years).
Book online for best price guaranteed or phone 096 21033 to speak directly with Reception.
Celebrate Mother’s Day in Style
Gift Vouchers available for Mum too
Summer Family Competition
WIN 1 night’s B&B in Twin Trees Hotel PLUS
Family ticket Westport House Adventure Park
Family fun for 2 adults and 2 kids under 12
Frosty Salmon Festival, Ballina
Check out the fantastic events lined up for the Frosty Salmon Festival in Ballina.
Fun for all of the family from December 4th to December 18th 2016:
December 4th: Santa’s Arrival Party!
Jackie Clarke Collection, 2pm – 5pm. Christmas lights switched on at 430pm
December 10 & 11th: Mistletoe Market
The Military Quarter, 11am – 6pm
December 10th & 17th: Polar Express Train
Departs Ballina Train station at 1130am. Tickets €10.
Santa is booked into his grotto in the Military Quarter for the following dates:
December 4th, 10th – 11th, 17th – 18th. He is a busy man so he will there 2pm – 6pm each of those dates before heading to his next appointment.
Tickets are only €5 per child.
Ballina Chamber is encouraging shoppers to shop local and “give the gift of a job” this Christmas with the purchase of Ballina Chamber Shopping Vouchers which can be exchanged in a large number of the town’s shops and businesses.
Ballina Chamber is also running a Christmas Cracker Bonanza Draw and you can be in with the chance of winning €100 of Ballina Business Vouchers.
As a special Christmas gift to visitors and shoppers, Ballina’s town car parks will be free after 2pm, 1st December to 24th December 2016.
Twin Trees Frosty Salmon Family Offer
Have a Christmas family break and enjoy the frosty fun with two nights’ stay in one of our family rooms, full Irish breakfast each morning and a two-course family dinner on one of the nights from only €249.
The price is based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12 sharing. Fun and frolics for the family this Christmas in Ballina.
Ballina’s Spooktacular Halloween Festival – Samhain Abhainn 2016
Calling all ghosts and ghoulies – Ballina’s SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Festival is a must-visit for all of the family.
Samhain Abhainn 2016 has a bag full of tricks and treats for visitors to Ballina from Friday 28th October to Thursday 3rd November.
If you are feeling brave enough, take the Scary Woods Walk in Belleek Forest (28th – 30th October from 630pm each night). Just prepare to be scared.
Special Halloween Offer
Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club can offer you and the family a safe haven from the ghostly goings-on.
From just €265, you and the family can enjoy 2 nights’ bed & full Irish breakfast plus 1 two-course meal for all of the family on an evening of your choice. Included in the special offer is the Twin Trees Welcome Goodie Bag with:
- Tickets for the famous Samhain Abhainn Festival and Belleek Scary Woods Walk 28th, 29th & 30th October
- Cinema offers and times
- Complimentary swimming hats for fun and splashes in Twin Trees Leisure Club
- Scary soft sweets
- Guest invite to the Twin Trees Halloween Fancy Dress Party on the 31st October (6pm – 8pm)
Offer is based on 2 adults + 2 children (kids up to 12 years).
Scary Cubs have complimentary use of the Scary Cubs Club each evening from 7pm – 9pm, running from the 1st November to the 4th November.
Our Leisure Club Kids Club 1st November – 4th November 10.00am – 2.00pm is only €12.00 per day and €50.00 per week per child.
Other haunting events will be running throughout the week in Ballina, including:
- Spooky Scéals Storytelling
- Creepy Crafts Art Workshop
- Festive folk concert
Top 5 Things To Do In Mayo
Here are my top 5 things to do in Mayo. I would be interested to hear if yours are different.
Special guest post by Róisín
Whether it’s speeding through Mayo’s south-westerly winds while cycling the Greenway, climbing Ireland’s holiest mountain or taking in the scenic sights of Achill Island, Mayo undoubtedly offers a wide range of things to do.
1: The Greenway
Being Ireland’s longest off-road cycling and walking trail, the Greenway provides all outdoor-lovers a chance to experience the beautiful nature and landscape of Mayo.
You really are spoilt for choice. You can decide whether you want to whizz along the route to Westport, Mayo’s most popular tourist destination, or just simply discover the sights of the majestic Achill Island. The Greenway also winds its way through Newport and Mulranny.
Without a doubt, Mayo’s Greenway is fantastic for a safe, family break away or even just a day to capture the natural beauty of Mayo’s landscape.
Check out Weekend Breaks at Twin Trees Hotel.
2: Salmon Capital of Ireland – The River Moy in Ballina
Ballina’s River Moy attracts thousands of fishermen from across the globe each year. It majestically meanders through Ballina, past our quaint quaint quay, before spilling into Killala Bay.
With an estimated 8 to 12 thousand salmon caught each year, why miss out on an opportunity to enjoy doing what you love where the great fish are sustainable?
However, if fishing just isn’t your thing, why not take advantage of the Moy for the many other recreational activities it has to offer. Kids who are looking for fun can paddle down the Moy with Harbour Sup and Sail’s stand up paddle boarding in Ballina town. Otherwise relax on a cruise down the Moy with Moy Estuary boat trips before dining out for an evening meal.
With breath-taking views and stunning scenery, Achill Island boasts an abundance of sheer and utter natural beauty which attracts visitors from far and wide.
You can surf the waves on Keel’s Blue Flag beach or cycle the perimeter of the island while taking in views that would put the Grand Canyon to shame. Achill Island welcomes all visitors who appreciate the elegance it’s beautiful landscape.
4: Croagh Patrick
Follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint and climb Ireland’s holiest mountain. Just over an hour’s drive from Knock Airport, Croagh Patrick peaks above Westport, Ireland’s tidiest town in 2015. Steeped in history, Croagh Patrick allows visitors to deepen their faith on a spiritual journey to it’s peak. Attracting approximately 1 million visitors annually for both religious and recreational activities, Croagh Patrick is unique and one of a kind in Ireland. On ‘Reek Sunday’, the last Sunday in July, over 25,000 pilgrims visit Croagh Patrick not only as a celebration of their religious life but also because of awe-inspiring views and challenging climb.
Twin Trees Hotel is just over an hour’s drive away from the holy Mountain too.
Are you a budding historian, a golfer, a swimmer, a jockey, a festival-goer, a hiker, a runner, a book-worm, or simply just someone who would like to take a break and relax? Bustling Ballina, a town which dates back as far as the 1300’s, is the town for you.
The recently-opened Jackie Clarke Museum hosts an intriguing collection of historical material for all those interested in local and national history. You can take a stroll into Belleek woods or play a spot of golf in Ballina golf club.
Or just go for the night-life, fine food and great company.
See all of the offers available for stays at Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club, Ballina, Mayo.
Active Retired Brunch and Entertainment
Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club is proud host this week to representatives of active retired groups, sporting clubs and societies in Mayo and Sligo.
With the support of Active Retirement Ireland, Select Hotels of Ireland are inviting older people’s groups, clubs and societies across the country to a series of events to showcase group tour options and special offers in 26 hotels across the island of Ireland.
Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club is a member of Select Hotels of Ireland so we jumped at the chance to host one of the events for the Mayo and Sligo region as it allows us to showcase our services to the local community.
We will be laying on a complimentary brunch and entertainment for committee representatives from each group this Thursday 15th September, 11am – 1pm.
If you are in a group and/or represent a group who would benefit from information and offers for tours and activity breaks around Ireland, telephone Ciarán at Twin Trees Hotel (096) 21033 or email email@example.com to book your seat for free brunch and entertainment. We have limited spaces available so book early to avoid disappointment.
Details of the Event
Location: Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club
Invited Guests: 2 representatives from each Active Retired Group, Clubs and Societies
Date: Thursday, 15th September 2016
Time: 11am – 1pm
Contact: Ciarán by telephone: (096) 21033 | or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn Offers at Twin Trees Hotel
What better way to celebrate September with seasonal offers at Twin Trees Hotel?
September is upon us *shudder* but the time is ripe for some seasonal offers at Twin Trees Hotel.
Here are our Twin Trees Top 5 for overnight stays and breakaways.
1. Golf Breaks – 2 nights bed and breakfast and a 2-course meal on one night of your choice, with special guest discounts on our superb local courses. From €99 per person sharing.
2. Seaweed Stay – 2 nights bed and breakfast and 1 evening meal for 2 people, along with a complimentary seaweed bath for you and your guest at the famous Kilcullen’s Seaweed Bath House. From €119 per person sharing.
3. Over 50s Special – 1 night bed and breakfast and a sumptuous 2-course evening meal. Sunday to Thursday, from €60 per person sharing.
4. Halloween and Mid-Term Family Break – enjoy a spooktacular 2 nights bed and breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids under 12 and a 3-course meal for the family on one of the evenings. From €299.
5. Corporate Special – 1 night bed and breakfast and a main course in Twin Trees Bar. From €75.
Terms and conditions apply and interest is brisk so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
You can check out the rest of our offers here.
Things To Do
Enjoy a fantastic Facebook freebie this week at Twin Trees Leisure Club before a grand Open Day on Saturday.
And it is as simple as 1-2-3.
All you have to do is:
- Visit Twin Trees Leisure Club this week
- Check-in on Facebook
- Show staff you are checked in
You will then be able to use the fully equipped gym, the swimming pools, the sauna and steam room.
Otherwise, come along this Saturday 3rd September between 11am and 2pm and Emmet will show you around. Bring your gear, check in on Facebook and enjoy free use of the facilities.
The only *terms and conditions are that one check in is for one person one time, and classes do not apply. Everybody is welcome to visit.
Fir further details on the free offer, visit us on Facebook.
Sacre Bleu! It’s the French Mayo Festival
This August sees the inaugural French Mayo Festival take place in Ballina, Co. Mayo.
The two-day festival takes place on the last Friday and Saturday in August (26th – 27th), and aims to build on the unique historical connection enjoyed by Mayo with France, which dates from the landing of General Humbert in Kilcummin, near Killala, in 1798.
Organised by Ballina Chamber, the festival showcases the music, food and culture of the France and Mayo.
Come and watch the pageantry and sample a taste of France along the Wild Atlantic Way.
To help celebrate, Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club is offering a 2 night stay for two with bed and breakfast and dinner on one of the nights from just €149 per person.
Programme of Events
Friday August 26th
6.30pm: Laying of wreaths at the “Maid of Erin” monument on Humbert Street
7.30pm: French-themed Pageant Spectacular with music and theatre performances in Ballina Military Quarter
Saturday August 27th
11am – 5pm: Food Fleadh Ballina Market in the Military Barracks showcasing the very best of Co. Mayo’s food and drink offering. Includes live cookery demos and children’s cookery classes.
12pm – 6pm: French Mayo Session Trail – a day of traditional music in a number of venues in Ballina Town Centre. All trad music groups and individuals are welcome to come along and join in the fun!
8pm – Late: Live Music on stage in Ballina Military Barracks with The Stunning, Kila and a host of local acts! Tickets €22.50
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