The Mustard Seed is honoured to be bestowed with the title of 'Hideaway of the Year' for 2014 by Georgina Campbell. At the awards ceremony in Dublin, attended by the crème de la crème of the hospitality industry, Georgina spoke about the lovely idea of a Hideaway and how that particular award was one of the most sought after. Presenting it to Daniel Mullane, Georgina began by saying
“It would be hard to imagine anywhere better as a hideaway than Dan Mullane’s spacious Victorian property, which is set on seven acres of lovely gardens, with mature trees, shrubberies, kitchen garden and orchard - and very luxurious accommodation. This magical place has immense appeal to many different types of guest and, although it is actually a four star hotel, nothing could be further from the image that normally conveys. It is an hotel like no other - its many special attributes make it a place apart. In addition to sumptuous accommodation in the main house, three newer superior suites offer a more contemporary style along with a residents' lounge and a small leisure centre with sauna and massage room. Elegantly luxurious yet homely, with log fires, deep sofas and discreet hospitality, it makes a perfect destination for a romantic break or a few days pick-you-up in demanding times.
For a break with a difference, take a step back in time with a retro adventure on the highways and byways of County Limerick. Combine your stay at Georgina Campbell’s “Hideaway of the Year” with the drive of your dreams in one of Retro Ventures Ireland's many vintage beauties. The unique sight and sound of a beautifully crafted vehicle can never fail to turn heads. Retro Ventures offers 2 wheeled and 4 wheeled vehicles so drive anything from a Porsch 911 to a Lotus Esprit. Or go solo on a Triumph Tiger 800. There are lots of gems to choose from. Following your thrilling day on the road, return to the Mustard Seed. Peel off the car gloves, shake out the hair and relax over dinner at Ireland’s Best Restaurant 2014.What a perfect way to celebrate a milestone birthday or a wildly romantic breakaway.
Where else would you love to escape to this St. Patricks Weekend but The Mustard Seed, Ireland's Hideaway of the Year 2014. In honour of all things Irish, The Mustard Seed will bath under Emerald lights for the entire weekend just like the iconic landmarks across the world! And its not just green outdoors! Inside at Ireland's Best Hotel Restaurant 2014, (National Hospitality Awards) we will have Shamrock Shenanigans with our pre dinner Celtic Cocktails sure to give you the 'gift of the gab!'
Combine your stay in the heart of the County Limerick Countryside, surrounded by a patchwork of green landscape with a visit to Limerick City, Ireland's City of Culture 2014.
Limerick's St. Patrick's Festival will include the 44th International Band Championship on Sunday 16th March and the giant St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday 17th March.
70,000 spectators thronged the streets of Limerick last year for the St Patrick’s Day parade and the 2014 festival promises to be even bigger!
On Sunday 16th March, the Limerick International Band Championship will celebrate its 44th anniversary and over 1000 musicians will converge in Limerick for the party!
Marching bands from around Ireland, the USA, Europe and Northern Ireland will join Limerick’s finest to showcase their talents with adrenalin pumping music for all the family to enjoy.
On Saturday morning, Limerick famous Milk Market is the perfect venue to soak up the atmosphere and cafe culture while browsing the stands of artisan food and crafts.
Or take in the Irish premier of Fuerza Bruta, featuring mind-blowing visual effects that must be seen to be believed, it’s an all-standing rave of a show.
Or stay local, don your hiking boots and work up an appetite by hiking Knockfierna, 'the Hill of Truth' which stands 948 feet above sea level and is easily accessible from the house. In 1938 it is reputed that there was even a public appearance of a pair of Leprechauns at the top of the hill!
As part of our programme of events in conjunction with Limerick City of Culture 2014, The Mustard Seed will hold another ‘Long Table Dinner’ on Thursday March 20th. This evening will be co hosted by Patricia Haselbeck Flynn, granddaughter of Franz Haselbeck and author of "Franz S. Haselbeck's Ireland’, a beautiful publication covering the works of her grandfather.
Franz Haselbeck lived and worked at 77 Wolfe Tone Street, Limerick and as a professional photographer, captured unique images of Limerick and its people from 1912. The work of Limerick photographer Franz S. Haselbeck may have not been fully valued in his lifetime, yet it now forms one of the great Irish photographic collections. This compilation follows Haselbeck’s career as he chronicled an exciting period in Irish history. Passed down through generations, surviving two fires and a flood, Franz’s archive has been painstakingly catalogued and protected by his granddaughter, Patricia. Spanning six decades of major change, this selection is from almost 5,000 surviving images and documents, from the early 1900s to the 1960s. With the most enduring images, this collection captures a unique view of Ireland; a must have for lovers of history and photography.
Cost per person is €75 and includes pre dinner drinks, four course dinner menu with wines and the opportunity to listen to Patricia reflecting on her publication and to purchase signed copies.
Overnight accommodation is available at the special rate of €65 per person inclusive of full breakfast.