I don’t want to be one of a crowd, where can I go?
You can plan your trip around Belmullet taking in all sorts of places of interest and activities – from heritage and culture, food and drink, to folklore and music! The dedicated team at The Talbot is happy to provide a local insight and information to visitors to help make the most of your holiday. Belmullet is the capital of the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region of Erris. The Irish language is still practiced in parts of the area. Belmullet offers unspoilt beauty and glorious beaches and is the ideal place for that get away from it all holiday. Car hire is available at Ireland West Knock Airport and can be a really time effective option. The wonderful benefit to travelling by car around Belmullet is getting off the beaten track and discovering a deserted beach, a remote picnic area, uncrowded surfing beach, a staggering cliff face or even just enjoying the winding country roads, which cut through spectacular scenery and are frequently dotted with sheep – so take care! Or if you’re feeling energetic enough get on your bike!! If you want to get away from it all, you can take to the hills or stop off at an uncrowded Blue Flag beach – all at your own pace! So what are you waiting for?
Touring Belmullet Where to start?
In the heart of Belmullet nestled between Broadhaven and Blacksod Bay, The Talbot was born from humble beginnings and has been transformed into a chic townhouse hotel while maintaining a welcoming homely atmosphere. The unique designed bedrooms and suites alongside the stylish bars, restaurant and , create a homely boutique atmosphere for you to enjoy. The Talbot standard of excellence and unique style of decoration have added up to a winning combination.
Luxury chic, quirky style, each guest rooms has its own special charm...including an iPod dock & complimentary Wi Fi connection, oh joy, an espresso machine as well as a mini bar stocked with tempting treats, a laptop friendly safe, voicemail telephone system, individually controlled air conditioning, bath robes, slippers and spa toiletries. Just some amenities to leave you feeling tickled pink!
Belmullet, What to see and do?
Visiting sports fishermen to Ireland can expect something in the region of 80 different species, Erris is famous for its rich fishing waters, and to date thirty nine species of fish have been caught locally. Local gillies with a vast knowledge are available.
“You catch it…. We’ll cook it”
The Tir Saile Sculpture Trail will take you all across North Mayo to the tip of the Mullet Peninsula on a tour of the largest public arts project ever undertaken in Ireland
The Erris coastline has an abundance of beautiful uncrowded beaches. Take a walk along one of the stunning Blue Flag beaches (Elly Bay and Mullaghroe) or choose one of the many outdoor sports in the area! Activities include Jet Ski training, diving, surfing, clay pigeon shooting, pony trekking, orienteering. Canoeing, kite surfing….. or at a more leisurely pace enjoy one of the many walking routes such as The Erris Head Loop, The Children of Lir Loop or The Bangor Trail among other activities nearby The Talbot Hotel.
Situated on the West Coast of the mullet peninsula the islands are rich in amazing scenery, rare wild life and are also archaeologically and ecologically sensitive areas. The island is very important to birds; the mute swan, the peregrine and the endangered corncrake are some of the birds that benefit from the peace and protection of the islands. The low-lying coasts of the islands are home to large number of grey seal while sharp-eyed visitors can occasionally see dolphins and whales out to sea. There is also quite a bit of history based on the islands and the remains of monastic settlements that were founded can still be seen today. At the turn of the century a Norwegian whaling company operated a whaling station from Rusheen Island adjoining Iniskea. For more on the history of Belmullets Islands visit the Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre based in Eachlím (Aughleam) or www.museumsofmayo.com/deirbhile.htm
For the golfer Carne Golf course, which is a links course, offers a challenging experience and
visitors are welcome. It lies in magnificent unspoilt sand dunes and offers some of the most spectacular views of the area including Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean.
Flavour of Belmullet
The Talbot Hotel nestled in the heart of Belmullet offers a tempting menu of fresh local produce. There is a weekly local farmers market, put together a picnic of fresh local produce and find a hidden spot to enjoy it! Enjoy some of the best local seafood, so fresh you can watch the trawlers bring in their catch!
The Talbot bar is the perfect place to unwind and meet new and existing friends. It offers a casual style of dining with an extensive all day menu. Unwind on the couch, or sip a drink by one of our two fireplaces. Live music at weekends adds to the jovial atmosphere, you’ll want to linger and may even entice you up to dance. At The Talbot Hotel, our bar offers a vast inventory of spirits, with an ever changing cocktail menu making us the perfect venue to get that special drink you can't get anywhere else. View our Bar Menu here Talbot Bar Menu.pdf
The relaxed and stylish ambience of the Barony restaurant reflects the sophisticated feel of the Talbot with an attention to detail and a dedication to fresh local produce, you need venture no further.
One side of the restaurant opens out onto a wonderful veranda for al fresco breakfast, lunch or early dinners when the weather is warm. If it’s not, the large fireplace creates a warm and cosy environment.
View our breakfast menu here Online breakfast menu.pdf or a sample of our restaurant menu here Barony Restaurant Sample Dinner Menu.pdf
The Talbot Hotel is the perfect base to explore all the North West has to offer so why not book one of our value breaks……