News Blog2021-05-21T17:33:32+01:00

The Wilder

‘Dublin Reawakened’ Package As the country reawakens, there has never been a better time to plan some quality time away, rediscovering special places with loved ones. The Wilder Townhouse, one of Dublin's finest resident’s only Townhouses, proud members of Irelands Bluebook, launches its ‘Dublin Reawakened’ Package. Adventure awaits us all and as Dublin begins to reawaken it’s time to explore our fair city through a [...]

TEDDY’S AT TEELING The iconic ice cream now available in the heart of Dublin 8! (Yes – there’s flakes!)

Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket, Dublin 8, is open to visitors again, and to celebrate summer you can now get a Teddy’s Ice Cream there too! Teeling Distillery is the only place where the iconic and much-loved Teddy’s ice cream can be enjoyed in Dublin city, and there’s a free Teddy’s 99 with every Teeling Distillery tour booked. Or drop into The Phoenix Café where you can [...]

Frylite Awarded Top Wellbeing Accreditation for Commitment to Employee Wellness

Irish food oil supplier to the hospitality trade received the Ibec KeepWell Mark in recognition of its investment in staff Frylite, the leading supplier of fresh food oils to Ireland’s catering and hospitality industry, has been awarded Ibec’s workplace wellness accreditation, the KeepWell Mark. For more than 30 years, Frylite, which has offices all over the island of Ireland, has been focused on building success [...]

Go Green & Save

Raquel Noboa from Fifty Shades Greener describes how businesses can save on their utility bills by implementing a few simple changes When it comes to sustainability in the hospitality sector, there’s arguably no-one in Ireland who knows more than Raquel Noboa. As founder of Fifty Shades Greener, Ireland’s first state-subsidised green hospitality training programme, she has been working with Irish hotels and restaurants to make [...]

A Quick Chat with Paula Carroll

After receiving a Global Lifetime Achievement Award Paula Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing at Ashford Castle, chats about her impressive career and being swept off her feet by Richard E Grant Congratulations on your award! How did it feel to receive it? Any time that you’re recognised by your industry peers is great. I was just glad to be alive to collect it! It’s [...]

Ballygarry Fundraiser Raises over €1,000 for Barnardos

For the last decade, Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa has hosted an annual Easter egg hunt to raise funds for both local and Irish charities. Unfortunately, in light of the current restrictions the event was unable to go ahead this year. As a result of this, the team decided to take this opportunity to think outside the box and take a new approach towards their fundraising. [...]


The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has collaborated with one of Ireland’s leading craft brewers to create the second batch of The Dubliner Whiskey Beer Cask Series, an exciting, limited edition range, whereby the award-winning Dubliner Irish Whiskey is aged in beer casks, and craft beers in whiskey casks. The Dubliner Irish Whiskey partnered with fellow Dublin neighbour and independent Irish craft brewer, Rascal’s Brewing Co, to produce [...]

Keep Discovering

Fáilte Ireland’s new €4million domestic marketing campaign has been unveiled today by the Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin TD As the tourism sector prepares to reopen. Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Keep Discovering’ campaign aims to drive domestic holidays for the remainder of the year and help to reboot and rebuild Ireland’s tourism industry. The national advertising campaign will go live this Monday, May 24th and will run across [...]

Ballygarry House launches the latest development in its masterplan

Ballygarry House have reinforced their position as Munster’s leading destination wedding venue, by signing contracts with Ned O’Shea builders for the construction of a dedicated on-site ceremony venue, named The Lodge. Padraig McGillicuddy, Proprietor said “we are delighted to be progressing with this project, which will provide our couples with a stunning venue for their ceremony. It’s a rustic barn style building with New England [...]

Embracing the Future of Business with ‘Hybrid Events’ at Castlemartyr Resort

As businesses continue to adapt to the current climate and look to reduce their carbon footprint, hybrid on-site and remote virtual conferences are set to become increasingly popular in the coming years. The team at Castlemartyr Resort plan to embrace this trend with the introduction of ‘Hybrid Events’ at the 5 Star Resort in East Cork. Situated on 220 acres of grounds and woodlands, utilized by [...]

The Mustard Seed in Ballingarry, Limerick has a new “remote working” package

Bring your Briefcase! Tired of working from your home? Relocate your desk to a deluxe suite and work from our home at The Mustard Seed. Combine your working day with countryside walks, early morning birdsong and relaxing seclusion. And when your working day is done, enjoy post work/pre dinner drinks on the terrace while we work to make a memorable gourmet treat for you. Without [...]

The Montenotte Hotel Wins Best Hotel at the Cork Business of the Year Awards 2020

The Montenotte Hotel in Cork has been named Best Cork Hotel at the 2020 Cork Business of the Year Awards. The prestigious Cork Business of the Year Awards are organised by the Cork Business Association (CBA) and recognise the outstanding contribution to Cork City of businesses in various sectors. The awards took place virtually on Saturday 17th April in a specially commissioned Taste of the [...]

Craft Cocktails Completes the Collection

Three new flavours added to the Irish company’s colourful range of bottled cocktails. Craft Cocktails are adding three new flavours to their popular range of premium bottled cocktails in May. The Banana Old Fashioned, French Martini, and Whiskey Sour join bestsellers like the Tommy’s Margarita, Mai Tai, and Pornstar Martini to complete the Irish company’s colourful range of ready to drink cocktails. Craft Cocktails are [...]

Currarevagh’s Lakeside Sauna

Currarevagh House, Connemara, Co. Galway. Have recently constructed a brand new lakeside sauna, overlooking Lough Corrib. The sauna not only looks over the lake, it is actually on the lake within a boathouse so guests get the full exhilaration of jumping from the hot sauna in to the cold lake for a dip and swim. Currarevagh also have their own boats so guests can row on [...]

Save the Date – 13 May 2021

Chef Network presents a practical approach to reopening - Panel Discussion The first of the COVID Recovery Programme sessions will take place on 13th May and will feature practical advice and learnings from some of our NI and UK colleagues following the reopening of hospitality across Northern Ireland and the UK. Registration opening soon! Check out for more details..

The five-star Culloden Estate & Spa has joined the elite Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), becoming the luxury collection’s only hotel in Northern Ireland.

SLH is a prestigious list of boutique, independently owned hotels from across the globe and has over 500 properties covering 90 countries in its exclusive membership The portfolio prides itself in uniting a diverse, hand-picked selection of independently spirited hotels in the best locations, which boast the most beautiful designs and personalised service for luxury travellers. “We are delighted to be joining such a renowned [...]

The ‘New’ Spa at The Johnstown Estate

Elemis and Gharieni flagship spa is twice the size of the original spa, with new Indoor and Rooftop Thermal Experience and large in-spa restaurant The Johnstown Estate has invested €3.5m in creating a new spa experience which is nearly twice the size of the existing spa and introduces a variety of new experiences to enhance every spa customer’s journey. The Spa at The Johnstown Estate [...]

Make a Coffee Date at The Busy Bean Coffee Trailer Faithlegg’s Newest Addition

Faithlegg are delighted to introduce - The Busy Bean - Faithlegg’s new coffee trailer which has taken up residence at the front of the hotel overlooking the 1st Tee of the golf course at the country manor house hotel in Co. Waterford. Already a welcome spot for walkers, visitors to Faithlegg along with golf members back to the course can now pick up a coffee, [...]

New UCC Research Reveals How Ireland’s Tea Consumption Affects The Environment

Research investigates how teabags affect the environment after they are discarded Ireland is a nation of tea drinkers, but many perhaps don’t realise that their favourite cuppa could impact the environment for centuries. Scientists in University College Cork (UCC) conducted new research to better understand the effect that Ireland’s tea drinking habits is having on the environment. The research, commissioned by Lyons Tea, independently investigated [...]

Poachers Takes Top Prize in 2021 Spirits Business Global Masters Series

Ireland’s leading premium mixed drink brand, Poachers Drinks has been announced as the overall winner of the inaugural Tonic and Mixer Masters 2021 in The Spirits Business Global Masters Series The top accolade of the competition, the Taste Master (best of the best) was awarded to Poachers Wild Tonic with Irish Elderflower, a careful blend of hand-picked Irish elderflower, fresh lemon and natural quinine, a light refreshing drink [...]

Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel reopens this summer after an extensive 2 year, multi-million euro refurbishment

A new chapter in the centuries-old story of Carton House begins this summer, when the extensive two-year, multimillion-euro, complete refurbishment will be unveiled. The renewed splendour of the great estate will be uncovered following a magnificent refurbishment of the original house, surrounding hotel and stunning grounds. For more than 250 years, Carton House has been the finest Georgian estate in Ireland. It now reopens its doors as a [...]

Dublin City Brewing Company Announce April Edition of Dublin City Brewing Tasting Club with Andy Noonan of Baste BBQ on Clanbrassil Street

Dublin City Brewing Company Announce April Edition of Dublin City Brewing Tasting Club with Andy Noonan of Baste BBQ on Clanbrassil Street With two sold out shows now behind them,  Dublin City Brewing Co. are very happy to share details of the April edition of their new monthly online event, Dublin City Brewing Tasting Club.Taking place on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30pm on Zoom, it [...]

IN CONVERSATION WITH…Jumoke Akintola, chef and co-owner of Beach House

The Waterford-based chef talks about trusting your gut and swapping Dublin for Tramore Where does your interest in food come from? Was it an important aspect of family life growing up? I was lucky to grow up in a household where we ate freshly cooked meals prepared with fresh ingredients on a daily basis. Although I was born and raised in London my family are [...]

Developing Leaders for Hospitality and Tourism

In February 2021, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris TD, launched two national upskilling programmes for employees in the hospitality and tourism sector, which were developed by SOLAS and the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) in consultation with the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), Failte Ireland and the Regional Skills Fora (RSF). The Hospitality sector, valued at upwards of €7.9bn to the economy, has been [...]


Despite the setbacks caused by the pandemic, Dublin City Brewing Co’s spectacular new facility is set to begin operations in the spring of 2021. The 11,000 square foot property, located in the Parnell Centre on Parnell Street, will comprise a brewery with the capacity to produce 5 million litres of premium beers per year, making it the biggest independent brewery in Dublin’s city centre. It will also [...]

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