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Muckross Park Sold for €6.25m

Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney has been sold to the Cork hotel group iNua Hospitality for €6.25m acording to a report in to-day's 'Irish Independent'.

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The hotel was formerly owned by Jackie Lavin and Bill Cullen and had been in receivership.

The five star property has 68 guestrooms ans ten self-service suites and stands on a strategic site close to the entrance to the Lakes of Killarney.

Connacht Tops Trivago List

The Connacht Hotel, Galwaay, topped the search list made by Irish users, searching for accommodation throughout 2014, results which were revealed by Trivago. Travel interest 

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from Irish users showed that The Connacht Hotel in Galway is the nation’s most favoured hotel in Ireland
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Dalata Shareholders say 'Yes'

Dalata shareholders have approved a €455 million Moran Bewleys hotels transaction

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Following the vote yesterday,chief executive of the Dalata hotel group Pat McCann said it may buy about 10 more hotels in Ireland.
 After a shareholders’ meeting regarding the deal, Mr McCann said Dalata “may end up owning about 20” hotels in the Irish market. Dalata now owns 11 Irish properties and 16 in total.
 The Moran Bewley’s deal, which does not include the landmark Red Cow Moran hotel in west Dublin, remains subject to clearance from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
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Park Grows Business

Business at his five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry, was up 6% last year on 2013.
The hotel is to open six weeks earlier than usual this year, on March 6.
New accounts show that accumulated profits at the business in 2013 increased from €2.05m to €2.07m.
General manager John Brennan has said that his next series on the 'At Your Service' prograamme will be his last.

Ballymaloe on 'Gold List'

Condé Nast Traveller magazine has named Ballymaloe House, in Shanagarry, Cork, as th  only Irish hotel on its 2015 Gold

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 List.
This year, the winners span six continents and 34 countries and, according to the Condé Nast website, are all personal favourites of the publication’s travel editors.
Conde Nast describes Ballymaloe as a “seventeenth-century stone mansion” with service “that has to be experienced to be believed”.
It also describes the cooking school and organic farm as “an experience no foodie should miss”.
 

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