Latest News & Events
Armada Hotel Helps Irishman Reach Everest Summit
06 June 2012
Armada Hotel’s support of local and national sporting pursuits rose to new heights last week when Dublin man Cian O’Brolchain reached the summit of Mount Everest.
The 31-year-old’s expedition was supported by the Spanish Point hotel, which also supports a range of other sporting organisations including Miltown Malbay GAA and the Clare Senior Ladies Football team.
After two hard months on the mountain, O’Brolchain and his expedition from ‘Jagged Globe’ made their way to the top of the 29,029-ft Himalayan Mountain. He experienced temperatures as low as -30c and the side effects of lower oxygen at altitude as he made his way to the top of the world’s highest peak.
The Drumcondra native, whose ‘Ireland to Everest Expedition’ was set up to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis, joins the ranks of only a handful of Irish people to have successfully achieved the summit.
John Burke, Managing Director of Armada Hotel said: “We are very proud to have been able to assist Cian in his efforts to scale the world’s highest mountain. He showed huge determination and courage and in reaching the mountain summit, despite numerous setbacks along the way.”
The success rate is very low on any Everest expedition, and this season in particular has seen its fair share of tragedy with the loss of some climbers and Sherpa mountaineers in the preparation for a summit attempt.
According to Mr. Burke: “Cian is an experienced Irish mountaineer. Last year, he managed to summit Cho Oyu, the 6th Highest Mountain in the World at 8,200mtrs, as part of his preparation for the Everest expedition. The claim from Russell Brice, one of the world’s best known and experienced mountaineers, that Everest was unclimbable this season failed to deter Cian from realising a life’s ambition and helping to raise much needed funds for a worthy cause.”
“Armada Hotel and its' sister property Hotel Doolin have a strong ethos in support of local community and deserving causes. We have a large number of benefactors who receive funds from an average annual contribution of €85,000. Further information is available from our website, www.armadahotel.com,” concluded Mr. Burke.
Other Recent News
KILLYHEVLIN IN LINE FOR ANOTHER PRESTIGIOUS AWARD The Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel has been honoured by readers... » read more
This morning, Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal welcomed Arundhati Savant, Business Manager for Tourism Ireland in India and Tasha... » read more
Irish Country Hotels and Manor House Hotels are experiencing unprecedented growth in bookings in the first quarter of 2016. At... » read more
THE owners of Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel in Enniskillen are celebrating... » read more
LEADING four star hotel, Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel is searching for Northern Ireland’s best young garden designer (aged 14 and... » read more
Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells named a ‘New Entry’ on the coveted Mc Kenna Guides 100 Best Places to Stay in... » read more
Headfort Arms Hotel won on the double at the recent Leinster Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards. Now in it's 8th year, these... » read more
Irish Country Hotels & Manor House Hotels were well represented among the award winners at Monday’s 26th Annual CIE... » read more
It's that time of year again, in the run up to Christmas that people will have to start thinking about buying gifts. A perfect... » read more
A €1m refurbishment project has delivered four-star results for Adare’s Fitzgerald family as Fáilte Ireland has added... » read more
Latest Offers » View All
Receive our 10% discount card when you sign up for our newsletter.