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Country Music Night every Friday Night at the Dolphin

Dolphin Hotel gets One Million Euro Refurbishment

Mayo Manchester couple Pat and Mary Mulhern have just invested just over 1 million Euro in completing the first phase in bringing back the much loved iconic Dolphin Hotel in Crossmolina back to life. Pat was born in Lahardane and runs Pat Mulhern Civil Engineering in Mayo, he also runs PMCE Ltd in Manchester. The couple purchased the Dolphin Hotel just over a year ago when it was under the name of O’Malleys Bar and Grill. Their first decision was to bring back the hotel’s original name by re-branding the iconic landmark building in the centre of Crossmolina village as The ‘Dolphin Hotel and Mulhern’s Bar and Restaurant’. When asked about why he decided to purchase the hotel Pat replied “I have always loved the hotel, it means a great deal to the village and it has had a great reputation in the past as a wedding venue, it holds a lot of fond memories for people in the area. We also saw a gap in the market for a boutique hotel which could provide accommodation for guests having their wedding or function in the hotel and tourists who visit the area, or those families who come home to visit their relatives. Our wedding functions are back up and running and it is great to see the community using the function room to host everything from Irish Dancing classes to Boxing Tournaments and live Theatre. We love being involved in the community in Crossmolina and when the MacHale Rovers Ladies GAA team came over to Manchester to play their All Ireland Quarter Final, we were only too happy to help them find their accommodation and help make a contribution towards its cost.” The first phase of the Hotel is now complete and the performers from the Mayo Manchester Tradfest together with Alan Keegan from Manchester United Football Club marked its completion during the summer with a performance which brought the village to a standstill. Tony Hennigan from the Tourism and Business group commented “We were delighted to have been invited by Pat and Mary to visit the hotel in Crossmolina, they have done a great job in bringing the hotel back to life. The group had a lovely meal in the restaurant and we cannot wait for Phase 2 when the Boutique hotel will be up and running. The nearest hotels for people visiting the area are situated in Ballina and Belmullet and the area which is in the middle of these two locations has needed its own hotel accommodation for quite some time. I have enjoyed watching events in the hotel during the Crossmolina Festival and the function room is a great facility for the community. It is great to see someone with such a strong Mayo and Manchester connection investing in the area and we would like to wish them the best of luck in their new enterprise.” The hotel’s bar, restaurant and function room are now fully operational with the restaurant serving food 7 days a week from 9am in the morning until 9pm at night using locally sourced ingredients which is already gaining them 5 star reviews. The second phase of creating ten ensuite bedrooms as part of the Boutique Hotel are nearing completion. The interiors have been designed and created by local interior designer Catherine Ruane whose work has been featured on the RTE TV series ‘At Your Service’. Once the Boutique hotel and Phase two is complete, Pat and Mary do not intend to rest on their laurels and have major plans in mind for further developing the site to secure its future as a major community asset for Crossmolina village and the North Mayo area. For more information about the Dolphin Hotel visit their facebook page or on instagram at or on Twitter at Tel 00353 96 31640 Email

The Dolphin Hotel set to be new home of Country Music

Get your Dancing Shoes ready as the newly re-launched Dolphin Hotel and Mulhern's Bar and Restaurant in Crossmolina in Mayo are set to bring back 'Dancing at the Dolphin' by staging a series of Irish Country Music events in the Function room and entertainment venue at the Iconic Boutique Hotel. Manchester Mayo couple Pat and Mary Mulhern are set to make Crossmolina in North Mayo the new home of Country Music in the West of Ireland. The hotel which is just a few miles outside of Ballina is in negotiations to bring some of the biggest Irish Country Music stars in the business to the venue in the 2020. The Hotel launched their series of Country Music Nights on New Years Day with Trevor Moyles on Wednesday 1 January. TR Dallas was at the venue on Saturday 4 January, whilst one of Ireland's hottest Country Music stars, Eunice Moran from Midwest Radio appeared on Saturday 18 January and Jason Moyles is playing the venue on Saturday 25 January. The Dance orientated events will continue on a regular basis to help establish the hotel as the 'go to venue' for Irish Country Music in North Mayo. Acts lined up to appear at the venue include John McNicoll, Stephen Smyth, Declan Nearney, John Hogan, Carmel McLoughlin and Threes Country. The hotel has just had a Million Euro refurbishment and the Phase 2 of its development to launch its 10 bed Boutique Hotel is to be launched just in time for people coming home for Christmas. The ensuite rooms which include a number of family rooms have been designed by RTE TV Interior Designer, Catherine Ruane from Foxford in County Mayo . When asked about their plans for the Hotel  the new owners Pat and Mary Mulhern replied "We are very excited about bringing live entertainment and Dance events on a regular basis back to the Dolphin Hotel, with the new hotel rooms now open and the restaurant and bar gaining excellent reviews, it will be an ideal spot for people to come and visit Crossmolina and stay the weekend. The function room is an ideal size for weddings and all sorts of live entertainment. We are looking forward to working with the community to develop its potential as an entertainment venue. The Hotel is already home to the internationally famous Atlantic Rhythm Dance Productions and The Moffatt School of Irish Dance and we are looking forward to working with them on future events at the venue. We have already staged very successful events for the Crossmolina Festival and the Crossmolina Vision 2025 and are looking forward to developing the Hotel into a destination venue for entertainment in North Mayo. It was great to welcome Mayo's Senator - Michelle Mulherin and Country Music star - Chantel Padden and Eurovision star - Simon Casey to the venue in the summer. We cannot wait to reveal our full list of stars who will be heading to Crossmolina during 2020." For more information on the hotel and its events, check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

The Dolphin Hotel featured in the Mayo North Calendar 2020

Great to see @thedolphinhotelmayo featured on @mayonorth #calendar2020 pop into the tourist office in Ballina for your copy or order online from their website 💚❤️

The Dolphin Hotel featured in the Mayo Advertiser

Many thanks to Mayo Advertiser for the great feature on the Dolphin Hotel Mayo in this weeks paper which is available online around the world about the launch of Phase 1, we are a couple of weeks away from Phase 2 and the opening of our Boutique Hotel, more details later 💚❤️



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