press releases Spring24
EASTER TREATS FOR THE GROWN-UPS AT GLENLO ABBEY HOTEL & ESTATE, GALWAY
· Overnight stay with a hand-crafted Easter Egg awaiting your arrival
· Special Afternoon Tea service aboard the iconic Pullman Restaurant
· Breakfast before departure in the River Room Restaurant
From €216 per adult sharing
The magical 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate, Galway is offering a unique overnight experience for adults looking for a decadent 24-hour escape during the Easter holidays.
This Easter, the iconic Pullman Restaurant, with its impressive history and passion for culinary excellence will be serving a rather special Afternoon Tea experience. Once you step aboard you will be swept away to a different era, when these famous Orient Express carriages took first class passengers throughout Europe to Istanbul. The history of The Pullman is all-consuming so guests can spend time reading about other elite passengers including Laurence Olivier and its part in the funeral cortege for Winston Churchill. For those wanting a tastier experience, then the Easter inspired Afternoon Tea service will certainly hit the culinary spot. Here, Afternoon Tea menu offers an array of seasonal finger sandwiches, made with home cooked breads and locally sourced, cheeses and meats, along with delicious warm buttermilk scones, clotted cream and preserves, and Easter inspired cakes and pastries, accompanied by a selection of teas or coffee.
Classic King Room
Return to the comfort of the hotel after your Afternoon Tea delights and relax by the log fires or head to the Abbey Movie Theatre where a selection of classic movies is on shown daily in the intimate vintage inspired screening room. For those looking to shake-off the Easter excess you can take a roam or bike ride through the 138-acre estate routes and Victorian Garden. Return to the privacy of your bedroom and enjoy your hand-crafted Easter egg and the following morning savour a cooked to order a la carte breakfast in the picturesque River Room Restaurant where you can watch the sun rise over the shores of Lough Corrib. The overnight package costs from € 216 per person sharing including overnight accommodation, Afternoon Tea aboard The Pullman, hand crafted Easter egg and cooked to order breakfast.
Glenlo Abbey’s Team will be delighted to assist you with any queries by telephone on: Tel: Intl +353 (0) 91 519600. Or Email: email@example.com
Alternatively visit www.glenloabbeyhotel.ie for more information or to purchase gift vouchers online.
TRIGON HOTELS LAUNCH INITIATIVE AIMED AT TACKLING FOOD WASTE
New charter commits to reducing food waste by 20% and to reducing carbon footprint by supporting local producers
|Group Executive Chef at Trigon Hotels Alex Petit and his team are aiming
to reduce food waste by 20%. Picture: Brian Lougheed
Trigon Hotels has launched an initiative aimed at reducing food waste by 20% at its two properties in Cork - The Metropole Hotel and the Cork International Hotel.
Food waste is a significant contributor to climate change and the team at Trigon Hotels want to embrace new ways of doing things so they can work towards a sustainable food system.
The hotel group has created a 2024 Food Charter which outlines 10 key commitments that will help them to achieve their goal of becoming a greener hospitality partner.
Among the commitments is a reduction of food waste by 20%. They will do this by monitoring closely all waste and its source and using every element of a product where suitable. They also plan to introduce no-waste dishes by creating specific meals which do not generate organic or non organic by-product waste.
The team is committed to supporting local suppliers and using seasonality when designing the menus. Trigon Hotels work with 25 local growers and producers and are always looking for new partners. The menus at the two hotels include a map highlighting the local producers used such as McCarthy Meats in Cork City, Ardsallagh Goats Cheese in Carrigtwohill, Glenmar seafood in West Cork and the Chicken Inn in the English market.
Trigon Hotels is also aiming to increase engagement with local charity partners such as Cope Foundation which supplies fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from the local garden.
The team plans to eliminate single use plastic and to reduce energy consumption in the kitchen by up to 20%. The food charter states that they will reduce energy use by adhering to a strict equipment timetable and replacing defective equipment with new energy efficient equipment.
Alex Petit, Group Executive Chef at Trigon Hotels, said; "At Trigon Hotels, we understand the pivotal role the hospitality industry plays in shaping a sustainable future. The 2024 Food Charter is a testament to our dedication to reducing our environmental footprint and embracing innovative approaches to culinary operations. By implementing these commitments, we aim to lead the way towards a greener and more responsible future."
Carmel Lonergan, Director of Operations at Trigon Hotels, added; "Our 2024 Food Charter is not just a set of commitments, it is a reflection of our responsibility towards the environment and the communities we operate in. By adopting these measures, we hope to inspire positive change within the hospitality industry and beyond. Our teams will be meeting monthly to discuss and monitor our green actions. Meanwhile, employee diversity and equal opportunities is at the heart of what we do and we are acting as one team on our path of positive environmental changes.”
CAHERNANE CAPTURED PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT
|Evelyn lining up a shot
The fabulous, four-star Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney (Co. Kerry) has just announced a very interesting and creative package that is sure to inspire all amateur photographers. The ‘Cahernane Captured Photography Retreat’ takes place from Tuesday the 19th of March through to Thursday the 21st of March.
This interactive and fun package is perfect for those who want to learn more about how to get to make the most of their photographs with top tips on working with natural light and capturing a moment in time. Guests will enjoy a full day of expert guidance and tuition with photographers Keith and Evelyn Woodard, a two-night stay with full Irish breakfast each morning and dinner on both evenings as well as welcome drinks with the photographers on arrival (rates from €346 per person sharing).
Participants on the photography retreat will go into nature with Keith and Evelyn and stop off at the adjacent Killarney National Park and beyond to capture some of the remarkable scenery in the area and immortalise those picture-perfect memories.
The hands-on tuition day commences at the original entrance to Muckross House Estate where guests will be presented with the magnificent beauty and architecture of Muckross House and Killarney National Park. The tour concludes with the breathtaking Torc Waterfall which is one of the most stunning natural attractions in the area all the while being shown how to capture some great images with top tips and tricks.
The talented duo firmly believe in taking a slower approach to photography and encourage people to take the time to look for inspiration. “Beauty can be found in all kinds of places if we just take the time to look,” said Evelyn, “the nature that surrounds us can be forever remembered and cherished as a beautiful photograph in our own homes. Sometimes too an urban scene can be just as interesting and beautiful. We just need to take our time and really look.”
Both Evelyn and Keith are high profile photographers and at one point were the most in demand wedding photographers in Ireland having snapped Michael Flatley and Niamh O’Brien’s wedding. These days, the duo are busy capturing landscapes and seascapes, for their own collection ‘The Woodard Collection’. Their photographs in the collection are now very much in demand pieces of art and are very popular with some of the world’s leading interior designers.
|Bridge over River Flesk
The west coast of Ireland is known for its amazing natural light and throughout the walk, we will explain how to work with this light in the Irish landscape which will change throughout the day,” said Keith. “No photography experience is necessary, and you can even use your camera phone.”
Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry is the perfect place to get away from it all this spring. Removed from the main throughfare of Killarney and set on its own private grounds on the edge of Killarney National Park, the house presents plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy a relaxing and creative getaway. The Muckross Road, where Cahernane House is located is often referred to as ‘The gateway to the Ring of Kerry’, renowned for its spectacular scenery and ancient history.
Built in 1877, Cahernane House Hotel has been extensively renovated by the owners, PREM Group who have spent over €7.8 million on an ambitious renewal programme. There are 12 grand bedrooms in the original Manor House, 28 in the Garden Wing and the Coach House, once home to the horses and carriages of the Herbert family who built the house is now the setting for 8 new luxurious bedrooms. The Coach House Bedrooms have all been decorated in vibrant colours and the soft furnishings and wallpapers have been inspired by the flora of Kerry and its famous wildflowers.
Cahernane House Hotel is well known for its fantastic food which is created by the Executive Chef Cormac Vesey and his team. The Cellar Bar serves casual food daily while fine dining is offered in Herbert’s. For more information on Cahernane House Hotel or to book see www.cahernane.com or call +353 (0) 64 663 1895.