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Winter Breaks

Surrender to serenity enjoy a relaxing Winter Break in Mayo

Winter Warmer Hotel Breaks here at the McWilliam Park Hotel.


The McWilliam Park Hotel is delighted to be part of the Irish Governments new "Stay and Spend" Scheme.

The Stay and Save scheme  provides a maximum of €125 in income tax credits to tax-payers who spend up to €625 in restaurants, pubs, hotels, and other qualifying businesses.  

Customers can spend on bills and claim back 20% of their bill in tax credits.  It equates to €20 back for every €100 spent. A single person can claim up to €125, while a couple can claim up to €250 back under the scheme. 

With bracing walks, dramatic scenery, coastal paths and not a tourist in view, visiting Co Mayo is more enjoyable at this time of year.

The weather in Ireland is never too cold to enjoy the scenery and all it has to offer. We can wrap up warm and head out to enjoy the clear crisp weather with beautiful blue skies and the crisp weather can often mean we get to experience nature at it’s most impressive. This also means that activities such as golf, horse riding, walking, hiking or fishing can all be enjoyed in the winter, as well as all the Wild Atlantic way has to offer.

Killadangan near Westport, members of the Mayo Historical & Archaeological Society have discovered that a stone-row, situated inside an ancient enclosure on a salt-marsh, has an NE-SW orientation, and actually lines up with a niche in the hills where the sun appears to set on December 21st, a most significant date in the ancient world. Observations have been carried out over a number of years and these have revealed that the sun sets at that particular datum at 1.50pm on the afternoon of the winter solstice.

Winter breaks are full of relaxed evenings, fresh mornings and crisp walks, with great things to do and local food to savour. It's a season that lets you see places in a new light and offers new adventures. Co Mayo has it all.

Mayo is now home to Ireland’s first International Dark Sky Park, showcasing some of the darkest, most pristine skies in the world. Nestled between the remote Nephin Mountain Range and the unspoiled Atlantic coastline, the Dark Sky Park extends across an area of 150km2. Its borders encompass both Ballycroy National Park and Wild Nephin.

There’s so much you can discover by looking up at the night skies. On a clear night here in Mayo, you can see over 4,500 twinkling stars, along with other planets in our solar system, The Milky Way and even meteor showers all with the naked eye. Where the darkest skies reveal the brightest stars

Upgrade your stay to one of our executive newly refurbished bedrooms. Elegantly and stylishly designed combining soft muted tones and sophisticated colour palettes with King sized beds and pillow top mattresses. Each boasts a 52-inch SMART LED TV, coffee machine with a selection of coffee pods, soft mellow lighting, monsoon power showers, complimentary toiletries and complimentary high speed wi-fi.