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Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? then a Ballymascanlon Hotel Gift Voucher is the answer!

You can purchase vouchers on http://secure.ballymascanlon.com/bookings/vouchers
or call hotel directly at +353-42-9358200
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Looking for a special night away before the Christmas festivities begin? then Book NOW for our 1 night offer on
Saturday 17th December
€95pps for 1 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Winner of the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

call +353-42-9358200 or book now on:
http://secure.ballymascanlon.com/bookings/packages

www.ballymascanlon.com
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Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? then a Ballymascanlon Hotel Gift Voucher is the answer!

You can purchases vouchers on http://secure.ballymascanlon.com/bookings/vouchers
or call hotel directly at +353-42-9358200

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Come and explore the magic of Christmas at this year’s Frostival Dundalk on Saturday 26th November from 12noon.
Make the most of your family time and treat them to the ultimate magical adventure!

❄️ Frostival Family Fun Treasure Hunt
❄️ Official opening of Dundalk on Ice
❄️ Dundalk Christmas Jumper Record Attempt
❄️ Special visit by Princess Elsa & Sing-A-Long
❄️ Street Carnival & Amusements
❄️ Who’s Eddie? live at Market Square
❄️ Craft & food fair at the Christmas Market Cabins
❄️ Switching on of our brand new state-of-the-art Christmas lights!
❄️ Selfie Christmas Booth
❄ Dundalk FC Public and Civic Reception

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FrostivalDundalk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DundalkFestival
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Looking for a night away before the Christmas rush begins?

Then book NOW for our 1 night special on Friday 11th (just a few rooms left!) & Friday 18th November - €95pps for 1 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Winner of the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

call +353-42-9358200 or book now on:
http://secure.ballymascanlon.com/bookings/packages

www.ballymascanlon.com
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"Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!!"

We are getting into the Christmas spirit here at Ballymac today as Debbie, Caroline and their dedicated team begin the yearly ritual of decorating the hotel and its many Christmas trees.

Look our for some images tomorrow when the hard work has been done and the hotel is looking festive and fabulous!
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11/7/16
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The Genuinely Useful Guide To Planning Your Dream Honeymoon

1. Get it booked as soon as you can
If you’re going long haul, get it nailed down about six to eight months in advance, or as soon as the flights are released.
The best resorts and hotels book up quickly, particularly if they’re small and a lot of the luxury boutique ones are. We’re all about spontaneity but your honeymoon is one holiday that shouldn't be left to chance.
Besides, with all the other million and one stresses of planning a wedding, worrying about booking a trip with short notice is one you could really do without.

2. Do it your own way
There seems to be this enduring narrow archetype of what a honeymoon 'should' be like – you know it: white sandy beaches and turquoise seas in the likes of Bora Bora, Maldives or Mauritius – and while there’s no doubt they’re all unreal destinations, there is no one-size-fits-all ideal.
So don’t be put off doing your own thing, whether that’s a week in a remote lighthouse in West Cork, city-hopping around Japan or hitting up any of Europe’s amazing cities for the swanky city break to beat all city breaks.

3. Consider a staycation
We’re all for honeymooning on this gorgeous little island of ours – but with some serious schtyle of course.
Think about it. For couples living in other countries, this land of craic, fine soft days and amazing coastline is their idea of honeymoon heaven. We do world class luxury here in Ireland that's up there with the best of them, so why book yourself into a five-star castle or a coastal spa hotel? And think of what you could do with the cash you would have spent on flights!

4. Sort out your holidays with work well in advance
Taking a chunk of time off work to go on a long honeymoon isn’t always possible, so sort it with work before you book anything. Most employers will take into account that you're getting married and will be more flexible (within reason!) with the likes of unpaid leave, but a good tip is not to assume they will.

5. Weigh up whether it's worth blowing your holidays in one go
Which leads us neatly to this point: bear in mind that if you use up all your holidays in one go, you’ll have none left for the rest of the year.
There is definitely a case to be made for leaving about seven days for the rest of the year. Trust us, you’ll be so glad you did when you haven’t had a break for over six months and the honeymoon is but a beautiful, hazy memory.
However, a pretty nifty way around this is to go on your honeymoon over the Christmas holidays. Well, if you can bear missing out on Mammy's turkey and all the trimmings that is!

6. Bear in mind the time of year
Before you choose a destination, find out what it’s going to be like at the time of year you want to go. Generally, we choose the date for our wedding long before we even consider the honeymoon – it’s only afterwards we might realise our dream destination is actually going to be bang slap in the middle of monsoon season, or freezing, when we intend to go.
Also important to factor in is stuff like school holidays or high season. For example, somewhere like Disneyland would be mental during the school break, while high season in the Caribbean isn’t summer, it’s actually winter, because people from the US escape there from the cold. Research is key for this one.

7. Get a money box
Put a money box somewhere in the house you pass every day and after a year or so, you’ll have accumulated some serious walking around change in time for your honeymoon.
The best ones are the tins you can only open with a tin opener because they stop you from scooping out the cash when you’re mad for a takeaway just before payday. Just commit to only putting in two euro coins or notes and soon you'll beloaded. Ish.
8. Lay off putting pressure on yourselves
There’s all this emotive rhetoric around honeymoons: ‘it should be the best holiday of your life’ etc. etc. And sure, if there’s one holiday you can really go to town on, it’s your honeymoon.
However, these five-star resorts can cost mad money, which is particularly hard to take when your bank account has just got the hammering of its life after the wedding. Plan a trip you can afford – or else go on a smaller mini-moon and wait until the following year, when you’ve saved a bit more, to go on that super pricey trip.
Just don’t feel that you have to spend a fortune to have a dream honeymoon, because you really don’t.

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Book NOW for our 1 night special on Friday 14th October - €99pps for 1 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - only a few rooms left!

Winner of the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

call +353-42-9358200 or book now on:
http://secure.ballymascanlon.com/bookings/packages

www.ballymascanlon.com
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"Come Celebrate with us"

We have designed a special 2 day or 3 day festive programme incorporating all the familiar aspects of a truly traditional Irish Christmas. Roaring log fires, the distinct aroma of pine needles, mulled wine and warm mince pies drizzled with cream are all essential elements of Christmas life at Ballymascanlon.

For any enquiries or to make a booking please call +353-42-9358200 or book now on http://secure.ballymascanlon.com/bookings/packages5

www.ballymascanlon.com
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Book NOW for our 1 night special on Friday 14th October - €99pps for 1 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Winner of the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

call +353-42-9358200 or book now on:
http://secure.ballymascanlon.com/bookings/packages

www.ballymascanlon.com
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