Latest News & Events

Irish Country Hotels & Manor House Hotels celebrate positive figures for the year of the Gathering

Irish Country Hotels & Manor House Hotels celebrate positive figures for the year of the Gathering

Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co Mayo, 08th April 2013

The 'Gathering' initiative is really gathering momentum and is proving to be the success anticipated by the Irish Tourism Industry, so says Mary Fitzgerald, Chairperson of Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels speaking at the independent hotel groups AGM in Westport on the 8th April. 

Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels are experiencing strong growth in bookings in the first quarter of 2013 of 17% over what was a very successful 2012 season.

Mary said that the authenticity of the family owned properties seemed to appeal in particular to the visitors coming for the Gathering and looking to get a true Irish experience coupled with a great artisan food product. 

The event attended by Minister Ring TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport was held in Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, AA Hotel of the Year in 2012/2013. Mary Fitzgerald also requested the minister to continue the VAT reduction which was responsible for aiding the generation of these growth levels. 
The AGM was a busy event with speakers throughout the morning including Gary Keegan, Director of the Irish Institute of Sport and previous High Performance Director with the IABA’s Boxing Progamme and Mark Henry, Director of Central Marketing at Tourism Ireland.  Brian Harte, head of Customer Engagement and E-marketing at Tourism Ireland highlighted the ever increasing importance of social media in connecting with potential visitors to Ireland.

Manor House Hotels and Irish Country Hotels is Ireland’s largest group of Independent Hotels, a unique collection of 50 Country Houses, Castles and Boutique properties employing some 3,500 people full-time and seasonally.  Manor House Hotels and Irish Country Hotels are committed to using the best of local produce. 


Other Recent News

Headfort Arms Hotel has been Awarded Four Stars ****

The Headfort Arms reaches for the... » read more

Special reception for Mary McAuley a True Ambassador for the Londonderry Arms

Mary McAuley, who has been meeting and greeting visitors at the Londonderry Arms hotel in Carnlough since 1967, was the special guest at... » read more

The Headfort reaches for the Stars - Kells Hotel scoops prestigious Gold Medal Award

One of our proud Irish Country Hotels, The Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells, owned and operated by The Duff Family, Peggie, Vincent and... » read more

Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards - Nominees for 2017

... » read more

Londonderry Arms Hotel - Historic Hotel on the Causeway Coastal Route

... » read more

Bloom in the Park 2017

This coming June Bank Holiday weekend, Ireland's largest and most popular Garden Festival swings into life. Bloom in the Park is held... » read more

Irish Country Hotels at the National Crafts & Design Fair 2016

  It's that time of year again, in the run up to Christmas that people will have to start thinking about buying gifts. A... » read more

Our Video Oscar Award Winners - Full List

The stakes were high and the standard of style was even higher at the recent Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels Gala Dinner... » read more

Double Win For Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel as it's Voted Overall Most Popular Hotel Video & Most Popular Irish Country Hotel Video 2016

The 4 Star Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick is... » read more

Ryan Tubridy presented with “Bed for Life” award

Celebrating 30 years of Manor House Hotels and Irish Country Hotels “I can’t think of a better ambassador for the... » read more

» View news archive

Latest Offers » View All

Receive Offers by Email

Receive our 10% discount card when you sign up for our newsletter.