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FBD buys Heritage

The five-star Heritage Hotel of Killenard, Co. Laois, has been sold for almost €9 million.
The hotel has been acquired by FBD Hotels and Resorts, which operates four other hotels in Ireland as well as two resorts in Spain.
 heritagekil1218Constructed in 2004, the Heritage Hotel features 98 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, conference facilities, a business centre and 50-seat cinema as well as a spa, health club, gym and swimming pool.
 
 
 
 
 

Brochure prize for potter

Nicholas Mosse  won 1st Place - Regional Winner in the 2018 International Best Brochure Competition, awarded by Visitor International, the International Association of Visit

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or Information Providers.
  Valerie Bagnall Glance Promotions is pictured presenting the award to Susan Mosse - Nicholas Mos 
 
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Galway on 'Best Trip' list

Galway has been named among 28 best trips to take next year by National Geographic Traveler, one of the best-known travel magazines in the US.

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 Mexico City tops a list that ranges from cities like Dakar and Toronto to the wilds of Greenland and Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park.
"Galway may sit at the far western edge of Europe, but lately the “City of Tribes” has been the center of attention," the travel bible says.
 It lists big events like the 2018 European Region of Gastronomy and Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture, but also new community heritage and arts projects, "such as pop-up culture cafés and funambulism (tightrope walking) workshops" set to roll out in "conventional and unexpected venues" across city and county.
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Federation wants short-let registration

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The Irish Self-Catering Federation wants mandatory registration and licensing of all short-let accommodation.
 Responding to the comments made by Richard Shakespeare, Head of Dublin City Council’s Planning Department, Peter Downey chairperson of the Irish Self Catering Federation (pictured), agrees with his opinion that enforcement of the new proposal for short term let properties will be onerous and logistically it will be very difficult to enforce. 
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Druids Glen back to black

The company which operates Druids Glen hotel last year returned to pre-tax profit to record profits of €978,887.
The 145 rom hotel and resort in north Co Wicklow was put on the market earlier this year for €45m.
Newly-filed accounts for the Obalus Hotel Company Ltd show tthe business achieved the pre-tax profit after revenues increased by 6pc from €12.13m to €12.67m.
The company recorded the pre-tax profit of €978,887 after a pre-tax loss of €1.39m in 2016 that arose from exceptional costs of €2.77m.
 
According to the directors' report, the hotel continued to trade strongly in 2017 reporting an operating profit of €1.3m.
 
The directors add that "2018 is already proving to be a strong year".
 
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