Kerry hoteliers have paid tribute to six of their colleagues in recognition of their great service and commitment to the industry – and the county – down through the years.
Special presentations were made to the individuals in question at the annual general meeting of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels’ Federation in the Randles Hotel, Killarney.
Four of the hoteliers have retired from the business and two more have moved on to new ventures but they all contributed enormously to Kerry tourism during their time at the helm of some of the county’s premier hotels.
Those honoured included:
- Michael O’Donoghue who has retired from his position as managing director of the O’Donoghue Ring Collection
- Michael Rosney who has stepped down from his duties of the Killeen House Hotel, which he owns with his wife, Geraldine
- Frank Slattery who has stepped back from running the Carrig Country House Hotel in Caragh Lake which he operated with his wife Mary
- Danny Bowe who has retired as general manager of the Castlerosse Park Resort in Killaney where he has been succeeded by his son, Mark.
Also honoured were Terence Mulcahy who was the manager of the International Hotel in Killarney for many years and Niamh O’Shea, the former general manager of the five-star Killarney Park Hotel, who now operates her own tourism consultancy business.
Although Micheal O’Donoghue and Terence Mulcahy were unavoidably absent, due to other commitments, presentations were made to the other four recipients by outgoing Kerry IHF chairperson Bernadette Randles.
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