Waterways Restaurant at Moyvalley Hotel

The Moyvalley Hotel includes a variety of dining experiences for our guests including the Waterways Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant with a refreshing modern feel and the Sundial Bar, a comfortable, casual and relaxed experience with wholesome homemade food. Sit back and enjoy a pint in the relaxed ambience of the Sundial balconies whilst surveying the breathtaking views around you.

Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort is where old and new are intricately entwined to create the best of both worlds. From the stately Balyna House to the chic contemporary Moyvalley Hotel the resort offers space to unwind and put back a little of what life take out.The Moyvalley Resort boasts 94 bedrooms, consisting of a 54 bedroom boutique hotel, a 19th century Italianate mansion with 10 lavishly decorated rooms and 13 original luxury courtyard cottages. The Moyvalley Hotel is a chic light filled 54 bedroom boutique hotel located within the Moyvalley Estate.

This 4 star Kildare hotel displays all the modern comforts and luxury of a contemporary hotel while maintaining the privacy and beauty of an old country estate. The open plan design of the hotel’s public area’s allow the flow of natural light and commands stunning scenery of the surrounding countryside.

Relax in the luxurious comfort of the clubhouse bar with spectacular 360 degree views of the golf course.

  • 18 Hole inland Golf Course
  • Bikes available at reception
  • Children’s Activities
  • Live music on certain nights (enquire at reception)

Ballindoolin House & Gardens  offers a unique opportunity to visit an interesting,little known early ninteenth-century house, farmyard and gardens still in its original natural-style surroundings, close to the source of the river Boyne. Open June, July and August, Wednesday to Sunday.
Rahin Wood is situated in North Kildare on the Meath border divided by the River Boyne and is popular for fishing and walking. Badgers are present on the site and otters and kingfishers are likely to be seen along the Boyne River.

Balyna House – A Brief History

Balyna House lies to the south of Moyvalley Bridge over the Grand Canal, about half way between Enfield and Kinnegad on the main Dublin – Galway road. The house lies in the centre of the estates 500 acres. Balyna Estate was granted in 1574 by Queen Elizabeth I to the O’Moore family because they had lost their land in Laois and were reinstated in Balyna.
Major Ambrose O’Ferrall married Letitia More in 1796. Their eldest son Richard More O’Ferrall was born in 1797. He is reputed for having been responsible for the erection of the Celtic cross which now stands to the rear of the house. It is said (although 3this cannot be verified) that this Cross, along with another was transported from Europe, the two being encased in wooden crates and towed behind the ship on a barge. Legend has it that one was lost at sea, but its twin survives to this day. The first real record of any house dates was from 1815 when Ambrose built a large mansion. That Georgian house was burned down and replaced in the 1880’s by the present Italianate mansion.

The estate was a refuge for bishops and priests for centuries and Dr. Forstall, Bishop of Kildare, ordained priests here in the year 1678-1680. For this loyalty, the family was granted Papal permission to build a private Chapel on the estate (located to the rear of the house) and up to approximately 1914 Sunday Mass was offered. It was only used intermittently after that, with the last occasion being in the summer of 1959.

The estate remained in the More O’Ferrall family until May 1960 when it was sold to the Bewley family (of Café fame). The wonderful milk and cream in the Cafes came from the pedigree Jersey herd at Balyna, In 1984 the estate was sold to Justin Keating; it was sold again in 1990-1991 to George Grant. Moyvalley was developed into a hotel & golf resort in 2007.
Balyna House consists of 10 luxurious ensuite bedrooms, 3 reception rooms to cater for up to 100 guests, Piano Bar and Cellar Bar. The house is available exclusively for private events and weddings.

In 2014 the late Oliver Brady (well-known horse trainer from Co. Monaghan) bought the Resort with his business partner Rita Shah (Shabra Plastics) (Enterprise Ireland), Thai business woman Jane Tripipatkul and her son Mark McCarthy who are based in London.

45 minutes from Dublin city centre and 8km from Enfield.

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