Situated near Dundalk, County Louth, Ballymascanlon Hotel is a wonderful four-star accommodation that is steeped in history. The 130 acre estate dates from 833, when it was the seat of the Scanlons of Oriel, County Louth. Today, the family-run hotel offers great hospitality in an informal, yet luxurious setting. The hotel has 90 modern bedrooms, all with ensuite bathroom, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Wi-Fi access, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. In addition to providing spacious, comfortable rooms, Ballymascanlon House caters to its guests’ leisure needs with an 18-hole golf course and superb health club that features pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, hot tub, gymnasium and tennis courts. While taking a relaxing stroll in the grounds, visitors can also come across the massive, 4,000 year old Proleek Stone, or can pass the time bird watching, as the parkland supports a number of songbirds and other species. The Hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner while the Terrace Bar stocks a wide variety of Irish and international beers, wines and spirits and serves bar food until 9pm.