Ballymascanlan Hotel

I was catching up with a good friend from Sydney at the weekend past and wanted to meet in a place that suited us both for travelling. My friend was coming from Dublin and I would be travelling from Belfast. We settled on the Ballymascanlan Hotel, just outside Dundalk. This was a one hour drive away for both us, making it a perfect spot for a lunch date.

This hotel was very easy to find from Belfast. Straight down the motorway, onto the dual carriageway towards Dundalk and then just off the roundabout towards Carlingford. I was aided with google maps but just be mindful that the mobile data may switch off, as did in my case, due to travelling from Northern Ireland to Ireland.

The hotel is very quaint, an old Victorian house in the middle of a stunning parkland. Inside was beautifully decorated, ready for Christmas. We had a three course Christmas lunch that was very tasty and really made us feel those Christmas vibes. We loved it and I will definitely be keen to return in the future. Be sure to check this place out.

Have you a favourite spot for a Christmas lunch? What do you do to feel Christmassy? Tis’ the season!

Wayne πŸŽ…πŸ½

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  1. oooh, I do so love the victorian look and feel and yes, it looks very much like a wonderful place
    to go to meet up with someone.I think I am an old soul with my tastes. I love my brothers house whom I help decorate every year and make it look like a mini Christmas village. I love lights and pine so I am in heaven during this time of the year, now all I want is a white Christmas πŸ™‚ which unfortunately isn’t likely, very cold but no snow to be seen. But the feel for
    Christmas is in the heart not the atmosphere, that is just icing on the cake.

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