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A Ballina couple, whose family business was almost lost entirely in the recession, have weathered the tough economic times to reopen an institution in the locality - the Downhill House Hotel - under a new name as the Twin Trees Hotel.
A number of Mayo hoteliers and tourism enterprises attended the launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2014 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar. The event took place in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin and was attended by Mayo tourism enterprises – including the Westport Woods Hotel, Ashford Castle and the Downhill House Hotel. Tourism Ireland aims to build on this year’s growth in overseas tourism and to welcome 25.6 million visitors to the island over the coming three years – contributing some €12.6 billion to the economies, north and south.
The latest survey in the Anti-Litter League by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) shows Ballina and Castlebar have both lost their cleaner than European norms status in this round, with both now classed as moderately littered. Of 42 towns and cities surveyed this summer, Ballina and Castlebar have dropped from fourth and fifth place respectively to 34th and 35th. IBAL has warned that vacant properties in towns are a growing concern, despite continued progress on litter nationwide.
As part of the Mayo North Gathering festival, which takes place from August 1 to 9, the recently opened Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina will mount a specially themed exhibition which will be of particular interest to emigrants and others coming to Mayo for the festival.
The Downhill House Hotel welcomes back international act Small & Fancy, who will play in Frogs Piano Bar in The Downhill House Hotel.
Eagles Leisure Club at the Downhill House Hotel is offering great deals.
With plans for the Mayo north Gathering festival progressing well, organisers are asking local people to avail of a novel way of inviting their overseas friends and relations to the festival which will run from August 1 to 9, 2013. A distinctive Mayo north Christmas card, featuring a picture of a snow covered Nephin and Lough Conn, is now on sale at various outlets throughout the region as well as from the Tourist Office in Pearse Street, Ballina.
The Downhill House Hotel brought gold home to Ballina, winning one of the most prestigious awards in Irish hospitality - the Hotel and Catering Review Gold Medal Award for Best Three Star in Ireland, sponsored by Tourism Ireland.
Holidaying at home is an increasingly popular trend and one which Mayo hoteliers and tourist attractions have being benefiting from this summer. However there is scope to improve on what was a lucrative 2012 summer. As Mayo’s reputation of a family-friendly destination continues to grow at home, more work needs to be done to attract European and British visitors landing at Ireland West Airport Knock into Mayo.
The annual rally of the Connacht Veteran and Vintage Motor Club takes place in Ballina, this weekend, Friday June 22 to Sunday June 24.