Mount Falcon Estate in County Mayo
“The northwest of Ireland has several of the most dramatic ‘must play’ golf destinations in the world including Enniscrone Golf Club, Carne Golf Links and Rosses Point,” says Sean Benville, Carr Golf travel expert. “It also features one of the great options anywhere for luxurious accommodations in County Mayo’s Mount Falcon Estate. A recent client in a group of six golfers was so wowed by the stay there he is returning next year with his family.”
The elegant Victorian manor house features 32 guestrooms and resides peacefully amid 100 wooded acres along the banks of the River Moy – one of the acclaimed salmon fishing waterways in the world. In fact, Mount Falcon has exclusive fishing rights to one of the most beautiful spots on the river. Golfing great Mark O’Meara is a regular visitor at Mount Falcon and plies his fly fishing skills there.
Originally a baronial lodge completed in 1876, the estate was purchased about a dozen years ago by the visionary proprietor and co-owner, Alan Maloney. After an extensive renovation, Mount Falcon reopened in 2006 to wide acclaim.
Having dinner in The Kitchen Restaurant just off the lobby is an absolutely must. The chef-driven restaurant is located, as its name suggests, where the original kitchen in the old manor house used to be with tables nestled around the nooks and crannies of the original layout.
True to its name, guests can additionally enter the world of falconry with the resident “falconer” who will personally introduce the various magnificent birds of prey on display. Experience a “Hawk Walk” in the magical woodlands on the grounds. It’s well worth doing.
“Mount Falcon is one of the most luxurious resorts I have ever experienced. It’s the perfect place to retire for the night after playing one of the many great links courses an easy drive away like Carne or Enniscrone,”
says Rob Duca, editor of New England Golf & Leisure Magazine.
“Everything in this converted manor is elegant and tasteful, from the brick-walled Kitchen Restaurant to the spacious, well-appointed rooms.
And where else can you walk with a falcon on your hand, fish for rainbow trout and go clay pigeon shooting?”
For more information on Carr Golf and Mount Falcon Estate: www.carrgolf.com, 1.855.617.5701 (U.S. toll free) or +353.1.822 6662.