Four Stars and New Chef for the Ocean Sands Hotel Enniscrone

Four Stars and New Chef

for the Ocean Sands Hotel Enniscrone

Ocean Sands team celebrate (l to r): (l-r): Chef Marcin Szczodrowski, John Neary (Fáilte Ireland Wild Atlantic Way Development Officer) Mark Devaney (owner and general manager) and Jennifer Howley (deputy manager)

It’s celebration time at well-known Enniscrone hotel The Ocean Sands as they announce their elevation to four-star status. This Fáilte Ireland award ensures the highest standards of quality, taking in every aspect of a guest’s experience and comfort. Upgrades include a completely refurbished bar and restaurant area. The newly appointed award-winning chef, Marcin Szczodrowski is completely revamping menus and putting his own distinctive stamp on the kitchen. The Ocean Sands is an established, award-winning wedding venue by the sea. 


“This is a really important milestone for us and we are delighted with the announcement”, said Mark Devaney, owner and general manager of The Ocean Sands Hotel, “It is the culmination of an extensive refurbishment and upgrading programme over the last three years, since well before COVID-19. I want to acknowledge the hard work and exceptional effort the whole team, led by deputy manager Jennifer Howley, has put in to reach this standard. We’re also delighted that Chef Marcin has joined us, he is an exceptional chef and we know our guests will be impressed with the new menus”.


John Neary, Wild Atlantic Way Development Officer, said, “Fáilte Ireland were pleased to attend the launch event for the Oceans Sands Hotel newly acquired 4-star hotel accreditation. Failte Ireland will continue to work closely with the management team of the Ocean Sands Hotel with our shared ambitions of promoting the wonderful location of Enniscrone on Wild Atlantic Way”.


The Ocean Sands Hotel sits in the heart of the popular seaside town overlooking the majestic five-kilometre sandy beach at the back where the bar and function rooms are situated. It comprises 50 generous bedrooms including 20 family rooms and an impressive bridal suite complete with sea view balcony. Directly behind the hotel are 13 beautifully appointed and roomy apartments with easy beach access. It’s ideal for family holidays with a safe attractive playground beside outdoor tables. Dog owners will be pleased that The Ocean Sands Hotel is dog friendly, welcoming furry friends in both hotel rooms and apartments.


Originally called The Atlantic, the Ocean Sands Hotel was acquired by local property developer Mark Devaney and his late father Joe, in the early 2000s. They completely redeveloped the existing hotel and reopened to the public in 2007.


Chef Marcin is a talented Polish born chef who revels in working with the top-quality ingredients in the local area. He is busy developing new menus and has already introduced a delicious afternoon tea menu, served in the spacious bar and conservatory area. He has plans for a signature tasting menu working closely with local and organic producers.

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