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

Trim Castle Hotel opens BoAnn Café & Bistro

Trim Castle Hotel in Co Meath is pleased to announce the opening of its new all-day dining destination, BoAnn Café & Bistro. The opening marks a welcome addition to the four-star hotel’s current dining portfolio, including The Bailey Brasserie, Jules Restaurant and The Rooftop Bar (open seasonally). Named after the legendary goddess of the River Boyne, the 58-seater restaurant, which also features an outdoor terrace, replaces the hotel’s [...]


The Killarney Park, an independent family owned five-star hotel and proud member of Leading Hotels of The World will commence a significant renewal and refurbishment programme in late winter 2024 into early spring 2025. Following on from an initial development investment that included a major renovation of the hotel lobby and public areas and a thrilling new-look for its popular fine-dining restaurant, The Peregrine, The Killarney Park has further committed to a multi-million investment [...]

FBD Hotels & Resorts sponsors Saturday Series at The Curragh

FBD Hotels & Resorts today (4th June 2024) announced that it will be the inaugural sponsor of the Saturday Series at The Curragh, which takes place across four Saturdays 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st in August. This exciting initiative will feature top class racing, music and family entertainment over the month and each week one hotel within the FBD Hotels & Resorts portfolio will partner the event and sponsor [...]

Killeavy Castle Estate Clinches Sustainable Tourism Award

Killeavy Castle Estate has been named Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism Business of the Year at the prestigious Business Eye Sustainability Awards which took place on Thursday 9 May 2024. The Business Eye Sustainability Awards honour businesses and leaders in Northern Ireland who are driving impactful sustainable change within their sectors, recognising their positive contribution and efforts to create a more sustainable environment for all. Nestled amidst the slopes of [...]

Euro-Toques Ireland announces shortlist for Young Chef of the Year competition semi-finals

Euro-Toques Ireland is pleased to announce that 14 young chefs have been selected from nearly 40 applicants from across the country to participate in this year’s Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition, presented by principal partners La Rousse Foods. Following a social media and a written recipe submission, the interviews to identify the semi-finalists took place on Monday 13th May in Dublin. The 14 young chefs under 28 through to [...]

Radisson Hotel Group signs first Radisson RED in Ireland

Radisson RED Galway is currently under construction and is scheduled to open its doors later this year.  The bold new hotel will feature 177 rooms, each reflecting Radisson RED’s vibrant signature style and design which incorporates art, music, and fashion to offer an unforgettable stay to all guests. Radisson RED Galway will be a stylish contemporary haven for guests to explore Galway’s popular attractions brimming with Irish [...]

International Recognition for Dromoland Castle MD Mark Nolan

Managing Director of Dromoland Castle Hotel in County Clare, and world-renowned Hotelier, Mark Nolan, was last night presented with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the world’s largest independent hotel brand, Preferred Hotels & Resorts.  Dromoland was also honoured with an Award of Excellence on the night for Sustainability as part of Preferreds’ Global Annual GIFFTS Awards Ceremony -  Great Initiatives for Today's (Tomorrow's) Society.  A significant global Award demonstrating Dromoland [...]

Donegal’s Redcastle Hotel nominated for YesChef awards

Donegal’s four-star Redcastle Hotel has been nominated for four awards at the upcoming YesChef 2024 Awards which take place tomorrow (May 14th). The hotel’s exceptional culinary offerings and exquisite dining experiences have earned nominations in the following award categories: ·         Casual Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year ·         Hotel Restaurant of the Year ·         Restaurant Interior of the Year. ·         The fourth category sees restaurant Chef, Conor McCormick nominated for the Chef of [...]

Members of Trigon Hotels’ team complete leadership programme

Developing individual mental toughness and managing equality and diversity in the workplace are among the issues studied by the latest graduates from the Aspire Complete Leader Programme. The programme is designed to develop supervisory and leadership skills in each of the participants. It is run by the Cork College of Further Education and Training (FET) - Bishopstown Campus - under the Skills to Advance initiative for Trigon [...]

Anke Hartmann wins IGOS Sommelier of the Year 2024

The 2024 Best Irish Sommelier Competition took place on Monday 29th April, 2024  at Beckett Lock, in the Point Square Village in Dublin.  The winner will represent Ireland at the ASI Europe & Africa Best Sommelier Competition in Belgrade in November 2024.  All the competitors are current members of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers. There are 41 member countries within ASI from Europe and Africa. Each can send one candidate to [...]

Shortlist for this year’s Best Cocktail Experience competition announced

This week, over 130 competitors participated in the Best Cocktail Experience competition sponsored by Monin as part of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2024. The theme for this year’s Best Cocktail Experience competition, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Dublin Bar Academy, was Lights, Camera… Cocktails! Directed by Monin with inspiration taken from movies ranging from Bond to Barbie. The 130 competitors that took part in the [...]

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Sligo launches Wellness & Sensory Trail

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo proudly unveiled its Wellness & Sensory Trail on April 30th, 2024, marking a significant milestone in its commitment to inclusivity, innovation, and community engagement. The concept for the Wellness & Sensory Trail emerged from the heartfelt desire of the Radisson Blu team, supported by the Cliste Hospitality Innovation team, to create a "Home Away from Home" for Sensory Affected Families, surpassing [...]

Wild Cherry Café Opens at Killashee Hotel in Co Kildare

There is an exciting new addition at Killashee Hotel in County Kildare with the opening of the Wild Cherry Café. Nestled within the beautiful surroundings of the estate, next to the leisure centre, Wild Cherry opens from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm at the weekend, offering its in-café menu or Grab & Go selection featuring a wide selection of fresh wholesome and [...]

Dungarvan Park Hotel launches New Outdoor Wedding and Civil Ceremony Garden

The 4 star Dungarvan Park Hotel will unveil a new dedicated ceremony garden ahead of the summer season. This new intimate garden setting is perfect for outdoor wedding, civil ceremony and vow renewals. The new space will be an oasis of tranquillity, with grass underfoot, flowers in bloom and verdant green hedging providing privacy to the outdoor space. For celebratory occasions it will be set up with [...]

Ballymaloe Festival of Food adds new names to final lineup

New names have been added to the interesting and eclectic list of speakers and chefs participating in the inaugural Ballymaloe Festival of Food, running at Ballymaloe from Friday, May 17th to Sunday, May 19th this year. This celebration of 60 years of Ballymaloe House, as Myrtle Allen and her husband Ivan opened The Yeats Room at Ballymaloe back in 1964, with a clear message — one of [...]

Cork International Hotel praised by Fáilte Ireland and TripAdvisor

The Cork International Hotel has been served a double helping of accolades this week with the hotel receiving praise from two of the country’s most reputable tourism names. The hotel, which is located close to Cork Airport, has been listed in TripAdvisor’s top 25 hotels in Ireland.  The annual Traveller’s Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. The honour [...]

Get a taste of Cork’s unique food culture at Cork on a Fork Festival 2024

The 5-day food festival returns from 14th-18th August 2024 and will feature new food experiences, food trails, tasting masterclasses, street events, talks, cooking demos, specials, family fun, and more. ~ Cork on a Fork Fest is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of Cork’s unique food culture as the city showcases its culinary excellence, creative dining experiences, unique venues and atmosphere, and quality local produce over [...]

Mental Health and Gender Challenges in Commercial Kitchens

On the 15th May 2024 the University of Galway will host a symposium under the umbrella of the Global Hospitality Research Alliance [GHRA]. Led by Dr Deirdre Curran the symposium will focus on Chefs entitled: Mental Health and Gender Challenges in Commercial Kitchens. This multi-contributor event will be open to anyone interested in hospitality and in being part of a conversation. This is a free event and [...]

May festival of food kicks off in Galway

Blas Na Gaillimhe – (A Taste of Galway) food network & festival that celebrates Galway's unique year-round hospitality is kickstarting a month of deliciousness in May. Blas na Bealtaine will celebrate people and food from across the globe but right here in the west. Through festivals, events, and collaborations, A Taste of Galway celebrates the diversity, creativity, and passion that define Galway's food culture. The festival has [...]

Killarney Park Hotel to commence major enhancement programme this winter

The Killarney Park, an independent family owned five-star hotel and proud member of Leading Hotels of the World ® will commence a significant renewal and refurbishment programme in late winter 2024 into early spring 2025. Following on from an initial development investment that included an impressive renovation of the hotel lobby and public areas and a thrilling new-look for its popular fine-dining restaurant, The Peregrine, The Killarney Park has further committed to a multi-million [...]

New food truck at Cork International Hotel

The Cork International Hotel, which is located in the Airport Business Park, has launched a new food truck which will be operated by the hotel’s team of chefs. “The New Yorker On The Go” will cater for the large number of businesses in the surrounding area.  Customers will  be able to avail of a selection of sweet treats and sandwiches using locally sourced ingredients. The menu will [...]

Innovative food & hospitality programme for students with Down Syndrome at MTU

Simon Coveney T.D. presented awards at a graduation ceremony at MTU’s Department of Tourism & Hospitality on Friday, 12th April, where the first group of students with Down Syndrome in Ireland, along with MTU’s BA (Hons) Home Economics and Business students, will be recognised together for their participation in a very unique pilot programme. This remarkable pilot programme, which commenced in January of this year, came about when [...]

Visit Waterford Launch as Slow Travel Experience Itinerary

Visit Waterford has announced a brand new 4-day ‘Slow Travel Experience’ for visitors planning to enjoy the wonders of Waterford with an emphasis on the visitor’s experience, and an immersion into the insights of Ireland’s oldest City and the county’s localised offering during their stay. Characterised by reducing mobility and using sustainable travel means it is advised that visitors arrive at Waterford by train, bus or bicycle [...]

Midlands Park Hotel Hosts Long Service Awards

Twenty-four team members were honoured at a ceremony at Midlands Park Hotel, Jessop Street, Portlaoise, last Monday (15th April), commemorating service milestones of five to 20 years. Among those recognised were four staff, Elena Kuzurova (Accommodation), John Rainsford (Kitchen), Paul McPherson (Stores) and Kirsten O’Neill (Food & Beverage), all of whom have enjoyed an impressive 20 year career to date at the popular four-star hotel. Twenty other [...]

S. Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2024 Opens

S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition is the global initiative to discover and mentor the most promising and talented young chefs. The Competition has invited the world’s most talented chefs under 30 years old to apply. The Competition is much more than a culinary contest however, partaking in the initiative means joining the ambitious S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy project to make the world a better place through food. The participants will have a [...]

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