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A book about your hotel can be a unique gift to VIP and corporate guests and an invaluable promotion...

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Ballyroe joins Great National
The family owned Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee has joined the Great National Hotel...

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Innovation theme for Catex 2019
Ireland’s largest foodservice trade event – CATEX – will return to the RDS, Dublin next February, pr...

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Superstars for Cabaret

Irish superstars Red Hurley and Philomena Begley are to top the bill at the 20...

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Ballyroe joins Great National
Innovation theme for Catex 2019
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'Team Donegal' on US Mission

A team from Donegal Tourism along with representatives from Harvey’s Point, and the Waterfront Hotel, in Dungloe and Donegal Airport are  on a trade mission to US.


 The delegation intends to engage with major American Tour Operators and Irish Diaspora in three US states, including the largest ethnic festival in the world in Milwaukee.
 The week-long trip will take in the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Milwaukee.
 The group take in Philadelphia, August 14, Chicago, August 15 before spending four days in Milwaukee, from August 16 to 19.
 These events will provide the delegation with an opportunity to cement the links that exist between parts of the US and Donegal. Each of these three events will consist of an evening of celebration of all that is Donegal, with members of the tourism team meeting with some of America’s major tour operators providing them with first-hand accounts and information about Donegal.
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Sommelier Pierre for Ashford

 Ashford Castle Hotel has appointed Pierre Marie Faure as Head Sommelier. He will manage one of Ireland’s most iconic wine cellars awarded ‘Two Glasses’ by Wine Spectator.


 Pierre brings over 10 years’ experience within 5 star hospitality to his role at Ashford Castle, in addition to numerous industry awards and accolades. Prior to his appointment, Pierre was Head Sommelier at the 5 star Lanesborough Hotel in London and Head Sommelier at the 2 Michelin star awarded Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. In 2017 Pierre was awarded the Advanced Sommelier Certificate from The Court of Master Sommeliers, achieving Top of the Class.

November re-opening for Café en Seine

Café En Seine of Dawson Street in Dublin is set to reopen for business this November following a major refurbishment.
 The revamped venue will feature an indoor-outdoor street garden with retractable glass roof and its own entrance at the rear of the building on Anne's Lane.

Hotel plan for biscuit factory

Plans to transform the Victorian Boland’s bakery and biscuit factory off Dublin’s Capel Street into an eight-storey 98-bedroom hotel have been submitted to Dublin City Council.
Cathedral Leisure Limited wants to construct the 28m hotel in the centre of the old red-brick industrial bakery, built in the mid-1860s, with lower-rise elements in the surrounding buildings, parts of which date from the early 1700s.
 The scheme will include an entrance from 133 Capel Street, which was part of the original ornate Boland’s bakery shop designed for the expanding business by prominent Dublin architect Charles Geoghegan in 1865.
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Shannon Heritage attracts 511,000

Visitor numbers at Shannon Heritage sites have risen, up by 1 per cent in the eight months from January, and by 3 per cent over the summer period. More than 511,000 touris


ts have visited its eight sites across the country, which include the GPO in Dublin, Craggaunowen in Co Clare and King John’s Castle in Limerick city. Bunratty Castle is still the biggest attraction, with some 250,000 tourists visiting the folk park, fairy village and castle last year.
 A commercial semi-State body, Shannon Heritage, which is part of the Shannon Group, is one of the oldest tourist operators in the country. It launched in 1963 with the medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle, which it still runs today.
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