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Montalto Estate celebrates 100,000th visitor ahead of its first year

Montalto Estate, a beautiful visitor experience aimed at reconnecting people with nature through the estate’s magnificent surroundings, has welcomed its 100,000th visitor. This major milestone comes ahead of the estate’s first year in operation which will be marked in September 2019. Owned by...
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Montalto Wins Best Tourism & Hospitality Business Award

Members of the Montalto Estate team attended the recent 'Greater Newry Area Business Awards’ where we were shortlisted in two categories. We were awarded first place for 'Best Tourism and Hospitality Business' as well as receiving highly commended for 'Best Marketing Initiative.' A massive well do...
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Oral History Archive launched at Montalto Estate

Over the past few months, we have been interviewing, researching and gathering living memories from local people who recall the traditional aspects of a working estate and the community that built up around it. They’ve brought it all vividly back to life for the public to listen to and enjoy. T...
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Spring has Sprung at Montalto Estate

Spring is the perfect time to boost your body and mind with colder months causing us to almost hibernate during the gloomy weather, which is now hopefully behind us. Being surrounded by nature has been proven to reduce blood pressure and has been long known to elevate our mood and ease stress. From ...
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FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the ‘Family Business of the Year’ category of the ‘FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards’ . These awards recognises the best small businesses and the self-employed from right across the UK, from every sector and industry and from businesses o...
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AED donated to Montalto Estate by Demesne Contracts

Local company Demesne Contracts Ltd. specialists in all aspects of groundworks and landscaping, have donated a defibrillation unit to Montalto Estate.  The company, who continue to work at the estate as part of the ongoing development, helped to install the unit in the play area at The Low Wood. It...
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The Café at Montalto receives 5* Food Hygiene Rating

The scheme gives businesses a rating from 5 to 0 which is displayed at the premises and online so customers can make more informed choices about where they decide to purchase and eat food. The rating shows how well we are doing, based on standards found at the time of inspection. Well done to all o...
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Belfast Zoo red squirrels provide welcome boost to Montalto Estate

The release follows the zoo’s most successful year with this iconic species.  Over the past 12 months, 10 red squirrel kittens have been born at Belfast Zoo and six animals have previously been released to the Silent Valley Mountain Park. The latest captive-bred squirrels will provide welcome ...
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Step into and explore the beautiful world of Montalto Estate

From Friday 21st September everyone will have the opportunity to step into and explore the magnificent world of Montalto Estate as, for the first time in its history, visitors will have access to never-before seen gardens and trails located around the historic estate. Nestled in the picturesque Co....
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Historic Montalto Estate Gets Ready To Enchant As A New Visitor Attraction

Montalto Estate, a 400 acre private estate located in rural Co. Down only minutes from the centre of Ballynahinch, is getting ready to open to visitors for the first time in its history.   Owned by the Wilson family, the new visitor attraction represents a major private investment creating up to 3...
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Montalto Estate Proud to Sponsor Local Sports Clubs

The sponsorship recipients currently are Ballynahinch Rugby Club, Spa Golf Club and Drumaness GAA Club. Managing Director, David Wilson said: “Sport participation and physical activity is important for everyone in local communities and we are proud to support golf, GAA and rugby in the Bally...
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Volunteers sought to help red squirrels thrive

Ulster Wildlife is appealing for volunteers to help protect red squirrels in Montalto Estate, in Ballynahinch, and the surrounding area, where a recent red squirrel sighting has sparked fresh hope for this endangered mammal. Montalto Estate was once a haven for red squirrels until they were pushed ...
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The Carriage Rooms at Montalto wins prestigious Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Wedding Award

Leading Irish wedding website Mrs2Be.ie announced the winners of their Brides’ Choice Awards in an exciting virtual awards ceremony on 25 June 2018 with The Carriage Rooms at Montalto taking the title of Best Wedding Venue - Exclusive.  The online event was deemed a huge success by the Irish wedd...
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NI Top 40 Under 40

David Wilson, Managing Director of Montalto Estate was recently included in the prestigious Northern Ireland top 40 under 40 list at an event held in The Malone Lodge hotel. This event organised by Business First recognises talented individuals in business in Northern Ireland. Now in its fourth y...
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A Transformation…

Montalto Estate is undergoing a transformation. Owned by the Wilson family, this estate is being developed into a flagship tourism visitor destination which will be open to the public in 2018. The 400 acre estate enjoys a prestigious rural location, set in rolling countryside between the world ac...
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