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Golden Breaks shine at the Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney

Added: 27/04/18 : 10:18:44

The Castlerosse Hotel, nestled between Kerry’s iconic Killarney town and National Park, offers a specifically tailored ‘Golden Breaks’ experience for those aged over 55. With a bespoke programme, the Castlerosse Hotel is a constant favourite with guests returning more than once a year.


Adjoining the Killarney National Park and as just one of three hotels situated on the Killarney Lakes, guests at Castlerosse enjoy outstanding scenery and charming wildlife.  On arrival guests are met with a welcome drink, which is followed with complimentary teas and coffee each day during their stay. With a three night stay at Castlerosse, visitors can enjoy a full Irish breakfast each morning and a delicious four course meal each evening.


Guests seeking rest and recreation can enjoy a variety of amenities within Castlerosse, from the Renew Beauty Spa, Health and Leisure Club and 9-hole golf course, among others. Apart from the hotel’s swimming pool, sauna and steam room and fully equipped gym, guests are invited to partake in the popular aqua aerobics session, gardening talks and nightly entertainment. Beyond the grounds of Castlerosse, the Golden Breaks programme includes a scenic drive of the Kerry paradise, including a Lake Boat Trip, while guests can also take part in a Highlights of Kerry Tour.


With the newly updated Mulligan’s Pub and Lake View, and the Grosvenor Restaurant with panoramic views of the Macgillicuddy Reek, guests are spoilt with choice of great food all within the Castlerosse Hotel. As the evening settles in, Castlerosse becomes filled with lively entertainment with traditional music, dancing and a table quiz for everyone to enjoy.


Hotel Manager Danny Bowe says, “Paramount to any stay in Castlerosse is the dedication to genuine hospitality and customer care for all our guests. The Golden Breaks programme is so successful because we have learned what out guests want and how to best provide that with exceptional value for money.”


He continued, “Being located in this stunning location in Kerry and having the range of activities, from the guided walks to evening entertainment, Castlerosse offers guests a brilliantly rounded trip that keeps them coming back time and time again.”


Golden Breaks Programme includes:

-        3 night accommodation with full Irish breakfast and 4 course dinner each evening

-        Welcome drink on arrival

-        Golden Break information and Help Desk

-        Complimentary tea/coffee each day

-        A scenic drive including Lake Boat Trip

-        Day time activites: Aqua aerobics, Gardening talks and Guided walks

-        Evening entertainment: Traditional music, Table Quiz and Dancing

*Starting from €195 per person sharing

New spring summer menu at Lough Eske Castle's Cedars Restaurant

Added: 10/04/18 : 16:44:34

Lough Eske Castle, Donegal’s exquisite five-star hotel nestled on the shores of Lough Eske has revamped the hotel’s restaurant menu in time for the busy summer season.

The delicious fare at Cedars Restaurant in the hotel has become well known far and wide since chef Cedric Bottarlini took the reins back in 2016. Bottarlini, originally from France, has taken pride in designing and creating this unique menu which locally sources fresh quality produce prepared to the highest standards in the hotel’s kitchen. With over 15 years’ experience in luxury hotels and restaurants, Cedric brings both passion and experience to the kitchen at Lough Eske Castle.

Taste highlights of the menu include the gin cured “Salmon and Pine” and “Crisp Crab Cakes in Passion fruit gel and radish”, both starter dishes on the evening menu, and the “Duck Bergamot” dish as a main. For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert menu does not disappoint, and features delights such as the decadent "Ravioli of Vanilla Crème Brulée" which tastes as good as it sounds, and a “Chocolate Sphere” which unravels to reveal a Bailey parfait, caramel and cappuccino crunch when the side of warm toffee chocolate sauce is poured on top. Heaven!

Cedric is dedicated to bringing fine, fresh and local produce to the plate, and is looking forward to the busy summer season. He has long standing, integral relationships with some of the best Irish suppliers and this is reflective of the standard of food in Cedars.

The five-star Lough Eske Castle is located just outside Donegal Town, nestled within 43-acres of forest woodland hugging the shores of Lough Eske. Boasting 96 spacious guestrooms, Spa Solís and swimming pool, Cedars Restaurant and two bars, Lough Eske Castle is redefining the meaning of luxury in the North-West of Ireland.