We would love to be welcoming you and Mum to an Original Irish Hotel this Mother's Day! But as it is not possible, we want to help you with ideas on how you can celebrate at home. Our Hotels have come up with some ideas on how to show the special Mum in your life just how much she is appreciated.
Wishing all the Mums, grandmothers, aunts, godmothers, special mother figures and mums-to-be a very Happy Mother's Day!
Afternoon Tea made with love
With Mother's Day coming up, why not treat an amazing Mum in your life to Afternoon Tea at Home. Lough Inagh Lodge have shared their simple recipe for homemade scones to get you started, add these to a tray along with some of Mum's favourite treats and Voila, a simple yet thoughtful way to celebrate Mother's Day this year.
Homemade Fruit Scones - Makes 20 scones
1 lb white flour
5 oz butter
½ pint milk
2 tsp baking powder
3 oz caster sugar
3 oz sultanas
2 eggs Extra
egg for brushing
Sieve flour and baking powder together. Melt the butter, milk, sugar and eggs and pour into the flour and fruit mixture. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Turn out onto floured board and knead gently. Then roll out till about ¾ inch thick. Cut out with round cutter, then place onto a floured baking tray. Whip an egg with a fork and brush onto the tops of the scones. Place in the moderately hot oven for 15- 20 mins. Once cooked put on a wire rack to cool. Serve with some home made jam and butter.
Breakfast in Bed from Brooks Hotel
Inspired by Spring and the Cherry blossoms coming out to bloom across Dublin City, Brooks Chef has shared his recipe for delicious Cherry Croissants. Rich, buttery and utterly delicious they are worth the time and effort that is needed to create them.
These would sit perfectly on a breakfast tray on Mother's day, but you will need to start preparing midweek if you want to have them for the weekend as this recipe requires 3 days to make.
Spring into action
Get out and about this weekend for Mother's Day for a walk and enjoy the spring flowers.
Mayo residents are lucky to have Mount Falcon Estate close by as it has 100 acres to roam with 197 species of trees, 3km of woodland trails for walks or cycles, an estate lake and a private stretch of the River Moy in the background. A Hotel to put on your list when we can travel again.
Home made face mask from Headfort Arms Hotel
To treat Mum to some homemade R&R you will need:
1 Teaspoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
1/4 Ripe Avocado
2 Drops of Lavender Oil
This delicious sounding facemask delivers deep hydration from the coconut oit, gives your skin a hit of antioxidants with Honey and soothes redness with the lavender oil.
Mix it up and paint it on with a facemask brush for the ultimate at home spa experience.
Treat Mum to a Break Away
Why not treat an amazing mum in your life to an Original Irish Hotel gift voucher that she can use when she is ready to travel again.
Choose from a Spa break, a seaside holiday or allow her to be Queen of the Castle in one of our Castle Hotels. With Hotels located around Ireland there is a Hotel to suit all tastes.
Gift Vouchers are valid for 5 years and can be used in any of our hotels around Ireland. Click here for the full list of hotels.