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2109, 2020

Staycations boosted energy consumption in Irish hospitality sector

19% increase in consumption as people holidayed at home Pattern suggests most commercial activities were rebounding Consumption will be monitored closely over the coming weeks with Dublin moving to Level 3 Energy consumption in the hospitality sector increased by 19% during the summer months according to the latest Savills-Pinergy Energy Monitor. The sector, which comprises of hotels, bars and restaurants, saw the biggest drop of all sectors [...]

1709, 2020


The boutique 4 * Castle Hotel in Macroom, Co. Cork are delighted to welcome on board Jack and Rory Buckley, cousins and third generation of The Buckley’s to manage their family hotel. A little bit of history; In April 1951 Dan Buckley, (Father of The Current Owners Don & Gerard Buckley) arrived in Macroom, off the Bus from Killarney, his sole possessions being 2 suitcases! Later that [...]

1609, 2020

Adare Manor is delighted to announce plans to launch The Padel Club

The brand-new activity centre, to debut in Autumn 2020, will be a haven for wellness and sporting pursuits for guests at the 5 Star Resort Limerick, Ireland [Wednesday, 9th September 2020] – Adare Manor is delighted to announce plans to launch a brand-new activity centre, The Padel Club, later this Autumn. Further elevating the guest experience, The Padel Club will provide a new wellness and sporting facility [...]

1609, 2020

Kilkea Castle partners with Mavrix to provide world-class facility for Virtual Conferencing

State-of-the-art online solutions for all meeting types in brand-new Conference Centre   With the conference and meeting sector being hit badly during the Pandemic, businesses are looking at new ways to host these events over the next number of months. Kilkea Castle in Co. Kildare has just announced a partnership with Mavrix, the independent, experiential agency, to introduce virtual conferencing in its brand-new Conference Centre. Suitable for [...]

809, 2020


Gifting Amazing Experiences with the ‘Go Anywhere Gift Card’ from With staycations all in vogue, the ‘Go Anywhere Gift Card’ from is the ideal gift for any occasion. Launched by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) and accepted by hundreds of hotels and guesthouses throughout the country, it is Ireland’s ultimate hotel gift card. What better way to surprise friends, family and loved ones than with [...]

809, 2020

Blue Haven Kinsale launches its Autumn exclusive Golf, Dine & Stay Package as it partners with the incredible Old Head Golf Links for a breath-taking experience.

Golf, Dine & Stay Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play golf at one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world? Now is your chance to experience this amazing package that has it all covered. Irish Boutique Hotel Year in 2019 and 2017. The Blue Haven Hotel and its sister property Georgina Campbell Guest House of the year, The Old Bank House, have [...]

809, 2020


Continuing in its mission to craft fearless brands, Intrepid Spirits, an independently owned Irish beverage company with offices in Dublin, Shanghai, Chicago and San Francisco, has added Brazilian Cachaça brand Fubá to its innovative portfolio in time for Brazilian Independence Day on 7th September. Rafael Agapito, Fubá’s founder, will continue to be involved in the development of the brand, working closely with the whole team at Intrepid [...]

709, 2020

METHOD AND MADNESS Irish Whiskey and O’Briens Announce Tasting Event & Promotion

METHOD AND MADNESS Irish Whiskey and O'Briens Announce Tasting Event & Promotion WHEN KNOWLEDGE AND DISCOVERY COLLIDE As with any finely crafted premium whiskey, the benefits of a little knowledge, go a long way. Discovering the intricacies and the finer points of a spirit, allow for its deeper appreciation and enjoyment. With such a groundbreaking and award winning range, there is much to seek out from the [...]

109, 2020

Largest Sculpture Exhibition in Ireland opens at The Montenotte Hotel Gardens

A stunning Sculpture Exhibition has been installed at The Montenotte Hotel’s sunken Victorian Gardens for the next four weeks, in association with the prestigious Kildare Gallery. In keeping with The Montenotte’s commitment to support Irish art and culture, 39 sculptures by 18 Irish artists, including Bob Quinn, Stephanie Hess and Donnacha Cahill have adorned the gardens, which also boast a wildflower meadow, a woodland walk and a [...]

3108, 2020


The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) has reacted to the Government announcement of a package for pubs this evening, saying “we asked for Support, Not Sympathy and the Government has given us crumbs”. Pubs that are still closed will receive the same level of restart grant as provided to businesses in Kildare, some of whom remained open. Kildare businesses received a [...]

3108, 2020

Bewley’s Grafton St. reopens its doors

The iconic landmark opened on Thursday 27th August Ireland’s much-loved café, Bewley’s Grafton St., reopened its doors Thursday 27th August at 10 am. The iconic café has been part of the fabric of Grafton St. since 1927 and the running of Bewley’s Grafton St. is a true family affair with three generations of the Campbell family involved in the business. Welcoming the opening, acclaimed artist and owner [...]

3108, 2020

Teeling Whiskey Honoured as Top Irish Whiskey at the Prestigious IWSC

Teeling Whiskey, Ireland's leading progressive Irish whiskey producer, is delighted to announce it has been honoured as the top rated Irish Whiskey for its 28-Year-Old Single Malt at the prestigious 2020 annual International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), based in London and results announced on 7th August. Of all the International awards received, the International Wine & Spirit’s Competition (IWSC) is recognised as the world’s most prestigious. [...]

2608, 2020

Chefs & Bakers   "Imagine being able to send out delicious, award-winning dishes to your Hotel, Bar, Restaurant or Café customers without any of the expensive kitchen overheads? Well, with Chefs & Bakers from Master Chefs, we’ve got you covered. With no more headaches about sourcing, stocking, recruitment and cleaning for your kitchen - we can provide a complete range of baked goods and handcrafted, high-end, ready-to-plate meals [...]

2508, 2020

The West Wing at Castle Leslie Estate

The West Wing Suite is a stunning two Storey, two-bedroom suite, located in a private wing of The Castle. The master bedroom has a large four-poster bed, a grand bathroom with a separate roll-top bath and walk-in shower along with a romantic Juliet balcony to welcome in the morning sunrise. The West Wing Suite also comes with a junior guest bedroom with a double bed and private [...]

2008, 2020

The Castlemartyr Resort Jameson Experience

Experience the perfect blend of award-winning hospitality and luxury craftsmanship with the Castlemartyr Resort Jameson Experience. Enjoy an overnight stay in the 5 Star Castlemartyr Resort, with complimentary entry to the Experience Tour at the Jameson Distillery Midleton.   Package includes:   • 2 Night luxury accommodation with Full Irish Breakfast • A 2-course evening meal per person in the Bell Tower on one evening • Complimentary [...]

2008, 2020

Lough Eske Head Chef awarded 2 AA Rosettes

Lough Eske Castle is delighted to announce that Head Chef Richard McKee has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for Cedars Restaurant. Speaking about the recent AA Rosette win, Richard McKee says; “It’s a great honour to be recognised by the AA Guide which sets exceptionally high standards, our team have worked incredibly hard over the last 24 months and this recognition could not have come along at [...]

2008, 2020

Mulranny Park Hotel Wins AA Courtesy & Care Award 2019

Mulranny Park Hotel has won a major tourism award in recognition of the quality and hospitality of its staff. The AA Courtesy & Care Award 2019 was presented by AA Director of Consumer Affairs, Conor Faughnan at an award ceremony in Mount Juliet on July 22. The AA’s Hotel Inspectorate team commended Mulranny Park Hotel for the friendly approach of the entire team and a dedication to [...]

508, 2020


Hoteliers have expressed their deep disappointment at the decision announced this evening by the Government not to increase the size of indoor gatherings from 10th August. Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, President of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) said: “We recognise the difficult balance the Government has to achieve in reopening the economy, and hoteliers are fully committed to continuing to play our part in ensuring public health is [...]

508, 2020

Lakeside Dining Cabins at Castle Leslie Estate

This summer Castle Leslie Estate introduced three quaint dining cabins each located overlooking Glaslough Lake and woodlands. Catering for a minimum of 4 people to a maximum of 8 people, the Lakeside Dining Cabins are the ideal place to relax and enjoy private dining with your friends and family all the while admiring the panoramic outdoor views. Times are available for a 2.5-hour window and they respectfully [...]

408, 2020

New Glamping Suites at the Armada Hotel

Here are some details on our new Glamping Suites at the Armada Hotel This secluded spot is tucked into the ruins of the Atlantic Hotel which sits right next door to The Armada Hotel, here you will wake up to sounds of the waves crashing and seagulls right outside your cosy tent, each tent suite has all the luxuriousness of a hotel suite, with features like Respa [...]

2907, 2020

Saba Secret Garden opens 16th July in Dublin 4

Dublin’s award winning Thai and Vietnamese restaurant Saba are delighted to announce the opening of their new Secret Garden at Saba, 22 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4. This welcomed addition to Dublin city’s outdoor dining scene seats 40 guests with all distance guidelines in place. It’s a funky space with beautiful Italian furniture, blended with some traditional church pews, festoon lighting and stunning graffiti artwork by Subset. [...]

2807, 2020

Ireland’s culinary scene showcased in popular US baking magazine

~ 150,000 American baking enthusiasts to read all about the island of Ireland ~   A popular US baking magazine, called Bake from Scratch, has dedicated its entire July/August issue to Ireland’s culinary scene. The bumper ‘Authentic Ireland’ edition features delicious recipes and interviews with many local food producers, as well as some of our top ‘foodie’ experiences. Bake from Scratch has a print circulation of 150,000 [...]

2807, 2020

Synergy Grill Technology collaborates with Adande Refrigeration to provide an energy-efficient ‘Chill & Grill’ outdoor cooking solution

Synergy Grill Technology, in collaboration with Adande Refrigeration, is pleased to announce the launch of their latest Outdoor (Chill & Grill) Cooking Station. This impressive new unit is designed for chefs who are looking for an outdoor cooking solution that not only consists of a premium grill, but one that also holds the produce in a perfectly chilled state, ready to be cooked. Featuring a top of [...]

1707, 2020

Stay Sweet at The Morrison

Stay Sweet at The Morrison €40 stay credit, late check out and more! The perfect location to discover the capital, sweeten your stay at the Morrison Hotel, situated on Dublin’s Ormond Quay, with the latest value package offering which includes complimentary stay credit, late check out and much more! Ideally located in the heart of Dublin city centre, surrounded by shopping, hospitality and cultural opportunities, the ‘Sweeten [...]

1607, 2020

Commercial energy consumption increases as economy re-opens

Commercial energy consumption increases as economy re-opens Retail leads the way in the latest Savills-Pinergy Energy Monitor Consumption up in all sectors, but still down on pre-COVID-19 levels Dublin, Ireland, Thursday 16 July: Energy consumption in commercial properties throughout Ireland is rising, with retail showing the biggest increase, according to the latest Savills-Pinergy Energy Monitor. The study, which is a joint initiative between property advisor, Savills and [...]

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