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Four Stars for Fitzgeralds

 A €1m refurbishment project has delivered four-star results for Adare’s Fitzgerald family as Fáilte Ireland has added an additional star to the rating 


of their Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa. 
 The family run property, which is a founding member of the Irish Country Hotels collection, began life 40 years ago as a four-bedroomed bed and breakfast (B&B) run by Mary and Dick Fitzgerald as a way to supplement their farming income.  Today, it is an 89-room four-star hotel employing 200 people. 
  Proprietor of the Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa Mary Fitzgerald said that being awarded a fourth star is an honour for the entire team.  
 As well as running a busy hotel, restaurant and spa, Mary Fitzgerald and her children (David, Elaina, Conor and Richard) are actively involved in the hospitality industry at a regional and national level.  

Clarion's 10

It was ten out ten for the Clarion Hotel in Cork as management and staff held a stylish event to celebrate their 10th year in business.

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 Pictured are Daragh Brady, General Manager, Clarion Hotel Cork; Maura Derrane of RTE Today Show and Ray Kelleher, Marketing Manager, 
 Invited guests sipped prosecco and enjoyed a special Taste of the English Market canapé reception before a 4-course dinner and a fashion show in The Pegasus suite overlooking the River Lee, hosted by  Maura Derrane.
 Guests included Emer O’Hea from RED FM, Claire Nash, Cork Business Association President, representatives from local businesses, Network Cork and Cork Chamber. 

Green Gong for Doolin Hotel

Hotel Doolin has won a category of the 2015 Green Awards.


 The awards ceremony saw the cream of Ireland's green sector being recognised and celebrated in front of an audience of almost 450 senior executives at the Hilton Hotel Dublin.
 Hotel Doolin was named overall winner of the Green Tourism and Entertainment Award beating off stiff competition from around the country, including from County Clare’s own Cliffs of Moher. The hotel was also shortlisted in the Green Business of the Year Category, alongside Google and Coca-Cola.
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€50m makeover at Ashford

001ashfordTaoiseach Enda Kenny is set to formally re-open Ashford Castle Hotel this week following a €50m make-over.

Red Carnation Group, which bought the hotel last year, has spent heavily on replacing 820 windows, rewiring the building, refubishing guest and public rooms, adding a 32 seater cinema and a billiard room. A spa and swimming pool will open in July. Coal bunkers have been converted into wine cellars and €500 has been spent on the 9 hole golf course.

Red Carnation is owned by Stanley and Beatrice Tollmann who are both in their eighties. The hotel general maanager is Niall Rochford.


Tralee Hotel Opens To-Day

The Ashe Hotel, Tralee’s newest hotel, will open its doors for the first time to-day (Thursday)in the heart of the town, leading to the creation of up to 50 jobs.
 The General Manager of the Ashe Hotel, Stephen O’Connor (pictured) stephen, said: “The arrival and opening of the Ashe Hotel is an exciting addition to the tourism sector in Tralee and Kerry. We already have a comfortable booking base through the months of May to October and our team is ready to welcome visitors from the home holiday and international markets. Following a complete refurbishment, The Ashe Hotel has been finished to a high standard, offering a destination for family, leisure, group and corporate stays.”
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