Andrew Heads Lyrath

Andrew Phelan has been appointed General Manager at the five star Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny. Andrew has a career of more than thirty years and has held senior positions in some of Europe’s finest hotels and resorts including Mount Juliet, the Old Course St Andrews and Castlemartyr Resort. He now joins the Xavier McAuliffe owned Lyrath Estate from Ashford Castle Estate, Cong, Co. Mayo.

Speaking about his new appointment Andrew said: "I am delighted to be returning to Kilkenny, my hometown, at such an exciting time for Lyrath Estate. Following Xavier McAuliffe’s very significant investment in refurbishment and new product during the pandemic, the estate is now primed for a renewed focus on the guest experience.

"I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some truly super teams and believe that when a hotel becomes a great place to work, it tends to follow that it’s also a great place to stay. Great hospitality is the essence of a memorable guest experience, and we’re excited to deliver that at the wonderful Lyrath Estate."