News Blog2021-08-10T11:13:49+01:00

Musgrave MarketPlace surpasses 1.5 million mark for meals donated to Irish charities through FoodCloud

Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, is proud to announce that since 2016 it has donated over 1.5 million meals to 200 local charities and community groups in Ireland through its partnership with FoodCloud. This donation equates to over 630 tonnes of food and a saving of €1.89 million to Irish charities. FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects businesses with [...]

County Clare hosts ‘Be a Tourist’ promotion

Free and half price admission is being offered at local visitor attractions and sites across County Clare on Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st as part of the second annual “Be a Tourist in Your Own County Clare” initiative. The Tourism Department of Clare County Council, working in partnership with the Clare Tourism Advisory Forum and local tourism attractions, is inviting the public to become a tourist for the day in [...]

Ballynahinch Castle accepted into Virtuoso

Ballynahinch Castle has been accepted into Virtuoso’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprising over 2,300 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. According to Carol Hinch, Director of Sales & Marketing at Ballynahinch Castle, inclusion in Virtuoso will present new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s more than 20,000 luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele. Virtuoso agencies worldwide sell an average of (U.S.) $28–$32 billion annually, [...]

Deep RiverRock Celebrates One Year as Ireland’s Number 1 Impulse Water Brand

Deep RiverRock proudly marks its one-year anniversary as the number one impulse water brand on the island of Ireland. NielsenIQ’s February Value Sales Report confirms this, reinforcing Deep RiverRock’s unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. Deep RiverRock’s rise to the top of the Irish water market has been nothing short of remarkable. For three consecutive years, the brand has experienced month on month value share growth. [...]

Leading by example in Killarney

The O’Donoghue Ring Collection is delighted to announce that three of its popular hotels in Killarney have achieved the prestigious Green Hospitality Eco-Certification. Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre, Killarney Avenue Hotel, and Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa have each been recognised for making positive strides towards a more sustainable future with their commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible business practices. A luxurious portfolio of Irish family-run hotels, self-catering apartments, independent restaurants & bars, destination spa, and even [...]

‘Wonka in Jurassic’ experience at Jurassic Newpark Kilkenny

Gather your little oompa loompas for a Willy Wonka inspired break at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny this Easter.  Their ‘Wonka in Jurassic’ experience at the adjacent Jurassic Newpark attraction is quickly becoming the hottest golden ticket for families over the holidays.  And the best part?  There’s unlimited entry for guests of the hotel during their stay. It’s not surprising that Newpark Hotel was recently named as Ireland’s top [...]

Enjoy a Taste of Spain at Asador

Asador, on Haddington Road in the heart of Dublin 4, has gained a reputation for cooking the best of Irish seasonal produce over fires of oak, apple and hickory hardwoods, imparting delicious smokey notes to aged steaks and the freshest seafood. On Friday April 12th, Head Chef Robert Sabongi will showcase the skills of his team, and the versatility of the Asador, with a one night only ‘Flavours of [...]

The Coburg Unveils April Supper Club in Partnership with Little Beauty

To the delight of wine-lovers across the capital, The Coburg has just announced its latest Supper Club instalment will be taking place in collaboration with esteemed wine producer Little Beauty. On April 11th, Conrad Dublin’s destination restaurant is set to welcome budding and seasoned sommeliers alike for an evening of harmonious food and wine pairings among fellow enthusiasts. Remaining loyal to The Coburg’s steadfast ethos of using the best local produce, Executive [...]

Trigon Hotels to recruit 40 people

Trigon Hotels is seeking to hire 40 people at its two Cork hotels.  A wide range of positions, including sales & marketing, food & beverage and accommodation are available at the Metropole Hotel in Cork City and the Cork International Hotel. There are full and part-time roles available and all new team members will be offered competitive rates of pay along with training and opportunities for career [...]

Eoin O’Connor joins The Castle Hotel Macroom team

The 4 * Castle Hotel in Macroom, Co. Cork are absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of Eoin O'Connor as Executive Head Chef. Eoin is a highly skilled Senior Head Chef with a passion for creating atmospheric dining experiences for his clientele. Previous senior positions in The Montenotte, The Devlin Dublin and Garryvoe Hotel mean Eoin is rich in experience and demonstrates a desire to stay abreast [...]

Get Egg-cited for Easter at Lawlor’s of Naas

As Easter approaches, Lawlor’s of Naas invites families to hop into the holiday spirit with egg-citing adventures and delightful treats. Nestled in the heart of Naas, Kildare, Lawlor’s promises an egg-ceptional Easter experience for guests of all ages. From April 1st to 8th, join guests for a basketful of activities sure to delight every bunny in the family. Embark on an egg-sploratory journey with themed events at nearby [...]

Ballymaloe House celebrates 60th anniversary with inaugural Ballymaloe Festival of Food

Ballymaloe Festival of Food is a new three-day food festival that this year celebrates 60 years of Ballymaloe — six decades of good food and fine hospitality, renowned in Ireland and beyond — while also showcasing all that the Irish food and drinks community has to offer today. At Ballymaloe from Friday May 17th to Sunday May 19th this year, the inaugural Ballymaloe Festival of Food will [...]

Azaan Muhammad’s New Chapter at Kajjal Malahide

Kajjal Malahide is renowned for its authentic Pakistani cuisine, exquisite cocktails, and unmatched hospitality. As a staple of South Asian culinary excellence in Malahide for nearly two decades, the restaurant is embarking on a new chapter under Deputy Manager Azaan Muhammad. With a rich background in hospitality and leadership, Azaan is poised to enhance Kajjal's legacy alongside Dublin's vibrant restaurant scene. Influenced by his father Samer's successful [...]

Padraig Casey appointed President of Les Clefs d’Or Ireland

The Killarney Park Hotel is thrilled to announce the appointment of Padraig Casey, Head Concierge at The Killarney Park to the position of President of Les Clefs d'Or Ireland. A very valued member of the team, Padraig has worked with The Killarney Park for over 8 years and is the first hello and last goodbye each of their visitors receive as the hotels’ Guest Relations Manager & Chief Concierge. [...]

The Peculiar Afternoon Tea at The College Green Hotel

Back by popular demand The College Green Hotel Dublin, Autograph Collection is proud to re-introduce their amazing Peculiar Afternoon Tea service. In the Atrium Lounge in the heart of The College Green Hotel, an afternoon tea experience, distinct in its creativity and flair will return with a tropical twist this March. The peculiar tea service, alive with a vibrant exotic theme, invites guests into a world where traditional afternoon [...]

Paynt brings cashless tipping solution to Ireland

Cashless tipping solutions provider URocked have announced the launch of their suite of products in Ireland and have been hailed as All-in-One solution to new legislation surrounding tipping of employees in service industries. The launch of the products also marks the opening of the company’s Irish offices as one of the founders, Cork/Blackrock native Sam Kohli, seeks to bring their innovative solutions home to Irish consumers and [...]

Neville Hotels appoints General Manager of Ravenport Resort ahead of grand opening

Ravenport Resort, the newest addition to Neville Hotels, located in Co Wexford, is pleased to announce Shane Carroll as its new General Manager. With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including ownership of the award-winning Silver Fox Seafood Restaurant, Kilmore Quay, Shane brings a wealth of expertise to his role. Shane's background in operations management and customer relations, coupled with his commitment to excellence, [...]

Compass Ireland Launches Industry-First Maternity Chef Jacket

In celebration of International Women's Day, Compass Group Ireland is proud to unveil an industry-first: a specially designed maternity chef jacket to support female colleagues throughout pregnancy and beyond, marking a significant step towards workplace inclusivity and employee well-being. Crafted with the needs of pregnant and postpartum employees in mind, this innovative garment offers a higher waistband, adaptable fastenings, and a versatile shape to allow for pregnancy [...]

Luttrellstown Castle Resort wins at World Travel Awards

Honoured for the second year running, Luttrellstown Castle was announced as Europe's Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2024 at last night’s World Travel Awards in Berlin. Celebrating travel excellence since 1993, the World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge and reward best in class across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry and is regarded as the travel industry’s leading awards. With this award under its belt, Luttrellstown [...]

Connecting People and Food

Waterford Festival of Food, one of Ireland’s largest and longest running community food festivals, today launched their 2024 programme. Inspired by the theme of ‘Connecting People with Food’, more than 80 events are set to take place from 19th to 21st April 2024. The main hub for the 3-day festival is in the scenic harbour town of Dungarvan Co. Waterford with events also taking place in nearby [...]

Government Must Act Swiftly to Offset Escalating Costs for Hospitality Businesses

The Irish Hotels Federation calls on the Government to act swiftly to offset the impact that Government policies are having on the operating costs of hospitality businesses. Responding to today’s Government report examining the cost increases for businesses arising from employment-related measures, IHF President Michael Magner stated that tourism and hospitality is now at a crossroads with Government-controlled costs having a disproportionate impact on businesses throughout the sector.* Mr [...]

Waterford to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with 4 day festival

Waterford’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have been extended to run for over 4 days this year with a host of free activities and events on offer for the young and not-so-young from the city to the county. Waterford man Fr Luke Wadding was the founder of St. Patrick’s Day. When based in Rome in the 1630s it was he who was in charge of creating the official [...]

Ireland’s Forest Hotel to open at Mount Congreve Gardens

A variety of new guest accommodations are set to open at the Condé Nast tipped Mount Congreve Gardens in Waterford in late spring 2024. The estate’s main Gate Lodge, Damson was renovated and opened to visitors early 2023 and has been hugely popular with guests and the prestigious international travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller describes it as a ‘fairytale gate lodge’. The estate team now plan to add five [...]

Grainne O’Rourke appointed Marketing Manager at Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle in County Clare is delighted to announce the appointment of Gráinne O’Rourke as Marketing Manager. County Clare-born Gráinne has come full circle, having first experienced a taste of the hospitality industry in her very first job at the Inn at Dromoland, Dromoland Castle’s sister property, when she was just sixteen!  A graduate of NUI, Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce and a major in Marketing, [...]

Castle Leslie Estate Named One of the Best Workplaces in Ireland 2024

Castle Leslie Estate is delighted to announce that they have been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland™ in 2024. Castle Leslie Estate was recognised at the 22nd annual Great Place to Work Awards on Wednesday 28th February 2024. This is Castle Leslie Estate’s first year to be named as a top Irish workplace, which is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of [...]

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