Break up the Christmas Holidays with a Winter Getaway in the Wild Atlantic Way!

Break up the Christmas Holidays with a Winter Getaway in the Wild Atlantic Way!

Are you and your friends looking for something different to do this during the Christmas break? If YES then the Downhill House Hotel is offering a fantastic Post Christmas package including all the Christmas treats you could want to celebrate the festive season! Contact 096 21033 or for booking info


Wedding Etiquette: 5 Tech Tips

Check these wedding tips and Top 5 Wedding Etiquette Tips for your impending wedding nuptials, for further information contact our Wedding Etiquette expert Verity @ 096 21033


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Technology has made many things in our lives easier, but there’s no denying that it’s complicated certain things, too. Take etiquette for example, which has become increasingly difficult to navigate in this age of smartphones and social networks. And in a socially complicated situation like a wedding, figuring out when exactly it’s polite to use your smartphone or snap a picture becomes even more complicated. So what tech rules should you follow to be a good wedding guest—and not upset the happy couple’s big day? We have 5 guidelines to follow for wedding success.

1. Know the sharing ground rules

Depending on the couple, their opinions on sharing photos and other updates on the Internet will vary. Some couples may prefer to keep their ceremony private—and offline. Others might encourage sharing and even recommend a hashtag to use or specific social networks to post on in order to make…

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The Mayo North Welcome Home Gathering Committee meet An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Saturday 15 June 2013

The Mayo North Welcome Home Gathering Committee meet An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Saturday 15 June 2013

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets some of the Mayo North Welcome Home Gathering Committee at the official opening of the Jackie Clarke Collection Saturday 15th June.
Rachael Moylett, Director of Sales & Marketing Downhill House Hotel, meets An Taoiseach, Willie Nolan, Lord Mayor of Ballina and Ms Lorna Murphy and Ms Liz Murphy, Mayo North Welcome Home Gathering Committee.
The Welcome Home Gathering runs from 1st -9th August 2013.

Fishing on the River Moy, June 2013

Many thanks to Bryan Ward, Inland Fisheries Officer, based in Ballina, Co Mayo, who supplied the current report on Fishing on the River Moy for the June period, 2013.


Over 400 salmon for the week on the Moy system, and the peak grilse run is still to come!
June 20th, 2013 | by Bryan Ward
Fresh grilse continue to enter the system daily, with all fisheries now producing good fishing on the Moy. The weekly catch for the system jumped considerably, with well over 400 salmon recorded. The Moy Fishery yielded ten salmon over the week, including a grilse each for Malcolm Cooper, U.K., William Miller and George Emerson, both N.Ireland. John McKinley had one off the Weir Pool on a worm while on the Cathedral Beat John McKinley, N.Ireland, released one caught on fly. There were also catches recorded on the Spring Wells and the Point beats.

The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water fished very well, with fresh run grilse arriving on each tide the fishery accounted for almost 100 salmon for the week. Mount Falcon, the Attymass and Knockmore waters, Coolcronan, Byrne’s, Armstrong’s and Gannon’s all enjoyed a successful week, with each reporting numerous catches. At Coolcronan, Bob Bell, U.K., had one of 8lbs on a spinner, with Harold Retech, Germany, also landing one of 5lbs on spinner. Upstream at Armstrong’s, Emily Bruen, Germany, landed a nice fish of 10lbs on worm.


The Foxford Fishery and The Foxford Rocks Fishery also recorded catches for the week, while Rinanney produced some very good sport for anglers. The Foxford Town and Foxford Salmon Anglers’ waters also had a good week, while at the Cloongee Fishery, over 40 catches were recorded. Among those to have success at Cloongee were regular French visitors Beatrice Valaize, with one of 9lbs on spinner, Pascal Coulon, who also had one of 9lbs on bubble and fly, Ludovic Coulon caught one of 8 lbs on spinner, while Thierry Colum landed a fine fish of 15.5lbs on spinner.


The East Mayo Anglers’ Association water once again enjoyed a very productive week, where over 60 salmon were recorded. Fish have been caught using all methods, with fresh run grilse moving upstream in all water condition. At East Mayo, John Lefere, France, landed a grilse of 5lbs while spinning, Reto Coutalides, Switzerland, had one of 4lbs on fly, Michael Rouston, N. Ireland, landed one of 6lbs on fly while Alain Lenaff, France had two grilse spinning.


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Weddings by the Downhill House Hotel

Firstly, congratulations to all the recently engaged happy couples and your forthcoming wedding from all here at the Downhill House Hotel – this time will truly be a memory you and your families will cherish forever!  

The time ahead can be one of both joyful and anxious days, filled with planning your dream wedding while ever mindful of the spiraling cost. Here at the Downhill House Hotel, we are very conscious of the ever tightening purse strings across the country due to our current economic climate and the inevitable feeling it can create of “but if I don’t spend more, it won’t look as good”, and we believe that this should simply not be the case.

With thanks to nearly 78 years of experience, we have the expertise to create wedding packages to suit your budget, wishes and dreams while also supporting you both through this unknown territory of white dresses and table settings! We pride ourselves on providing an exquisite experience for all from silver service dining, professional, friendly approachable staff and dressing our venue to suit your unique style no matter the budget. Set on the picturesque banks of the River Brosna, surrounded by beautifully sculptured gardens, the tranquil ambiance is continued throughout the hotel, creating a warm welcoming atmosphere any time of year.

To hear more about our personalised wedding packages, call 096 21033 and arrange to meet with our dedicated wedding coordinator who is available any time through appointment and we can begin to carefully guide you through the exciting times ahead.