A Romantic Proposal in Italy to A Romantic Kenmare Wedding

 

Lorraine and Tadhg had their dream Kenmare Wedding on the 18th August 2017 and truly made their day one to remember. Every detail and all the little touches were beautiful and we wish them every happiness in their future together. Here is their story and some amazing images that truly captured their Romantic Kenmare Wedding .

 

How they met!

Tadhg and I first met in Nancy Blakes on a random night out in Limerick. Six years later Tadhg would whisk me away on a romantic trip where he would propose to me in the beautiful city of Siena in central Italy.

Why they chose the Kenmare Bay Hotel!

Straight away we knew we wanted a Kenmare Wedding.

My dad is from there and every year when I was younger we traveled to Kenmare for our holidays. The highlight for me was undoubtedly the bustling Fair Day on the 15th of August. We decided we would like to get married in August so we knew the location and the month. The only detail to figure out was the date!

The previous year we had been to a friend’s wedding in the Kenmare Bay Hotel and the impression it left was lasting. The food was fabulous, the function room was ideal and the views were simply stunning! Once we settled on a date for Holy Cross Church, we met with the Kenmare Bay Hotel with the hopes of booking the 18th of August for our wedding reception. Thankfully, the date was free and our venue was secured! We were delighted to get a date because that meant we could organise all our other vendors for the day.

The Lead up to the Big Day!

We decided to stay in Kenmare with friends and family the week before the wedding and it really added to the build-up. The day before the wedding was fairly hectic but after our rehearsal any nerves I had disappeared and I enjoyed a cocktail party organised by my amazing bridesmaids!

The Wedding Day has arrived!

On the day of the wedding I was very excited. The morning flew and luckily everybody arrived on time and it all went off without a hitch. The weather was fairly unpredictable but thankfully the rain stopped for our photos! Holy Cross Church looked so elegant with our spectacular flowers from Kenmare Flowers and the music was absolutely stunning.

Tom did a wonderful job at the reception and everyone was very impressed with our cake table, with all the cakes supplied by Tadhg’s mam! The food was so delicious and everyone danced into the early hours. We were so happy with how it all went and got endless compliments about the day.

Their advice to future couples!

If I’d one bit of advice to future brides it would be to relax and always know you’re not really in control of anything so just enjoy the day!

http://www.kenmarebayhotel.com/weddings

Shoes: Rachel Simpson

Flowers: Kenmare Flowers http://kenmareflowershop.com/

Bridesmaids Dresses: Wedding World

Flower Girls: Monsoon

Groom(smen) suits: Billy Higgins

Accessories: Ryans Jewellers Limerick: Engagement ring and Wedding Band/ Monica Vinader: Earrings /Tadhg Kearney Jewellers: Bracelet

Photographer: Awake and Dreaming Photography http://awakeanddreamingweddings.com/

Videographer: Leon Costello

Stationery: Kelly Richards Printing

Make Up: Trisha Harrington, Kenmare

Hair: Pinup Hair

Wedding Music: Ronan Browne

Band: Sonic

D.J: Jimmy Burke

Cakes: Tadhg’s mam Kathy

Car Hire: Horans

Honeymoon: Trailfinders ​

 

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True love will always find a way!

True love will always find a way and distance only makes the heart grow fonder. This is very true for Cara & Wayne, a wonderful couple who met back in 2010 in Cork and had their wedding reception at the Kenmare Bay Hotel in August 2017.

 

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Cara & Wayne

How they met!

Shortly after meeting on a night out, Cara found out that Wayne was preparing for an overseas mission to Lebanon with the army and the couple lost contact. After returning from Lebanon, the couple reconnected in London where Cara was working as Cabin Crew with Ryanair.

Why they chose the Kenmare Bay Hotel!

When Cara & Wayne got engaged, Kenmare was there only option for their wedding day. Cara explains; “My dad is from Shelbourne St in Kenmare, I spent lots of Summers in Kenmare as a child and have some great memories of the town. I introduced Wayne to Kenmare soon enough after we met and he also loves it. We go on weekends away to Kenmare together at least four or five times per year. We knew we wanted to get married in Kenmare and when we got engaged it was the first and last place we looked! The Kenmare Bay Hotel comes highly recommended by both locals and people from all over the country!”

What advice they had for future couples?

When asked if they had any advice for future couples they said “Try to enjoy the run up to the day and your wedding day as best you can because time is nothing. Cherish every moment.”

We wish Cara and Wayne every happiness for the future.

http://www.kenmarebayhotel.com/weddings

  • Wedding Dress – Cinderella’s Closet
  • Suits – Con Murphy’s, Patrick’s Street, Cork
  • Bridesmaid Dresses- Vows, Blarney
  • Cake –  Heavenly Baked, Tralee
  • Hair- Phil O’Sullivan, Kenmare
  • Make-up – Trisha’s Make-Up, Kenmare
  • Photographer- Nick Cavanagh Photography, Kenmare
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What to expect at a wedding venue viewing with the Kenmare Bay Hotel

So, you have just got engaged, celebrations are winding down and you start to ask yourself “where will we have our wedding? “. The Kenmare Bay Hotel offers the very best setting and location for your perfect Wedding Day. Whether you are looking for an intimate affair, and elegant soiree or an over the top party, the Kenmare Bay Hotel is perfect.   

Get in touch.

The first step to booking with the Kenmare Bay Hotel is setting up a viewing with us. It is the only way of truly knowing whether we can offer you your dream wedding. It helps to answer all the questions that you want to ask and getting the answers to the questions you never thought of asking.

The first person you are likely to speak with is myself, Sile Browne, Wedding Manager at the Kenmare Bay Hotel. I am normally the first point of contact for every couple. I was married at the Kenmare Bay Hotel back in 2013 and I feel I can offer a certain understanding and first hand advice on most aspects of the planning process.

Once your initial enquiry is made, you can schedule your viewing with the Kenmare Bay Hotel at a time and date that suits best (we are completely flexible to your schedule). It is always a good idea at this point to do a bit of research and have some questions ready to ask. The questions you may want to ask could be as simple as “how many bedrooms do you have?” or more specific questions such as “Can we have fireworks?”. Either way, an idea of what you want to gain from the experience will give you a good head start.

Welcome to the Kenmare Bay Hotel.

When you arrive at the Kenmare Bay Hotel, you will be greeted by reception. You will then be taken by a member of our Wedding Team on a grand tour of the hotel and facilities before having a seat and talking through our Wedding Brochure and all we offer for your special day. You will find that we cater to each couple differently as everyone has different requirements and see’s their day as unique as them. Any questions you may have are also taken here.

Once you’re happy that you have seen everything you wanted to see and you can happily go home with all the information you need to make an informed decision, the choice is left to you. I will always be a point of contact after the wedding viewing to ensure that any questions you may have or further discussion on any aspect is done.

It is ultimately your decision.

Don’t be phased by the planning process, especially the booking of your wedding venue. Trust your instincts and choose a wedding venue that you both love and that gives you everything you imagine for your big day.

To book a wedding viewing or request a brochure, feel free to call 064-6679300 or email sile@kenmarebayhotel.com

www.kenmarebayhotel.com/weddings

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Stunning Views of the Kerry Mountains
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5 family friendly activities in Kenmare

Enjoy all of these fantastic family activity centres in the Kenmare area when you book you next stay at the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

  1. Star Outdoors Star Outdoors activity centre offers activities for all the family in all weather conditions, enjoy water sports, archery and hill walking in Kenmare. Wide selection of water activities feature sailing, boat trips, kayaking, canoeing, pedal boats, doughnut and powerboat rides and a water trampoline and slide.

Professional instructors are available at Star Outdoors activity centre to help and can be hired to look after you or your group. If you have no experience they will always provide instruction for you to get maximum enjoyment from your visit.

A day visit to Star Outdoors, Kenmare, is a must for an active family and great fun for Hen/stag groups!

Website: http://www.staroutdoors.ie/

  1. Eclipse Activity Centre Enjoy a wide selection of Outdoor Activities, there is something to suit everyone. The Eclipse Centre is set in the heart of the rugged Irish countryside located along the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way, amidst stunning scenery of the McGillicuddy Reeks and nestled between the colourful and cultural towns of Kenmare, Sneem and Killarney in the South West of Ireland.

Some of what is on offer include: Coasteering & Gorge Walking, Orienteering, Military assault course, Mud surfing, Horse riding and pony trekking for all the family, Kayaking, Fly fishing on our private lake or river, Mountain biking, Archery.

Great for Families, Hen & Stags, Team Building, school tours & Summer camps. A day at Eclipse will be unforgettable. Web: http://www.eclipseireland.com/

  1. Seafari, the original Kenmare Bay Sea safari, founded by Raymond Ross, marine biologist, sailor, photographer, singer/entertainer/comedian, lover of all things marine and proud to be an Irishman! Enjoy a majestic cruise full of laughter & fun, providing unforgettable memories.

Seafari cruises invite you to explore the prolific wildlife of Kenmare Bay on Ireland’s premier seal-watching and eco-nature boat trip. Enjoy a 2 hour comfortable, sheltered cruise into the magical and tranquil waters of Kenmare Bay. Visit seal colonies, look out for secret castles, playful otters as well as a wealth of bird-life along the way.

White-tailed sea eagles have recently been re-introduced into Kerry and there are regular sightings.

Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits are offered on all cruises, blankets if you are feeling a bit chilly and for those feeling a nip in the air there is a shot of rum to warm you up.

Perfect for families, and groups. Web: http://www.seafariireland.com/

 

  1. Molly Gallivans Cottage & Bonane Heritage Park

Molly Gallivan’s 200 year old cottage and farm is family run business, situated between Kenmare and Glengarriff on the Beara peninsula, in the picturesque South West of Ireland.  Experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences. Enjoy farm life, complete with animals, fowl and traditional farm machinery.

At Bonane Heritage Park there are several archaeological treasures all of which are accessible along 2000 metres of gravelled walkway, interpretive boards will tell the history & story of each. Amongst the sites are Ancient Stone Circles, Fulacht Fiadh (means ‘cooking pot’), Bullaun Stone (said to have held water that was used for medicinal purposes), Standing Stone, Ringfort & Famine House Ruins.

After your visit you can enjoy a traditional Irish meal or home baking in Molly’s old teashop. You can also browse in the unique craft shop for some local made products.

Website: http://mollygallivans.com/the-experience

http://www.bonaneheritagepark.com/

 

  1. Dromquinna Stables

Dromquinna Stables, is a family run equestrian centre, just 5kms outside Kenmare.

On offer are horses and ponies that will suit everyone, beginner to experienced rider alike. Experience beautiful rides, along the shores of the Kenmare Bay and through lush woodland into the mountains with breathtaking views of the Beara and Iveragh peninsulas.

Also available are farm rides to the sea for the whole family. Lessons also available with one of the 4 qualified staff in all-weather arenas.

Bring your kids to join a Saturday morning Pony Club where they will learn how to groom, tack and look after their pony. Or come and try your skills at some Polocrosse.

Web: http://www.dromquinna-stables.com/

 

 

 

Caitriona & Declan’s Real Wedding June 2016 at the Kenmare Bay Hotel

The Kenmare Bay Hotel had the pleasure of being part of Caitriona & Declan’s Wedding Day on the 3rd June 2016. A lovely couple who created a day to remember! If you need inspiration for that Summer Wedding, then look no further. The attention to detail was unbelievable and every aspect of their wedding captured their story and personality perfectly. Not only did Caitriona and her Bridemaids sparkle on the day but Caitriona’s mom made each dress herself. How special is that?

We wish them both a lifetime of happiness together.

Cake by Trace of Cakes, Cork www.traceofcakes.ie/ Make-up by Lola Desmond, Cork www.facebook.com/MakeUpByLolaD/ Hair by Sinead O Mahony, Cork / Suits by Tom Murphy’s, Cork www.tom-murphy.ie/ Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Dresses were make by Caitriona’s mom!!

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Leigh Arnold’s Blog post of the Kenmare Bay Hotel

Our Pre Christmas break at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

January 4, 2017

Happy New Year Everybody!!

first of all apologies for being M.I.A. of recent months but A LOT going on and not everything can, or should be blogged about!! Needless to say, it’s finally a New Year and I am so glad and grateful to be starting it on a high after an awesome Christmas break.

I was given the opportunity to start the Christmas week on an absolute Holiday High by taking Steve and my two little ones away to the wonderful West. The magical, stunning Kenmare, The Kenmare Bay Hotel to be precise. The hotel has won multiple awards for it’s for its incredible hospitality and attention to detail. As a busy mum of two little ones, staying at the winner of The Best Family Hotel in Ireland winner 2016 was a massive plus.

After a long drive (it shouldn’t be so long but unfortunately I was feeling unwell and had to stop every couple of miles, not the best experience on the side of the M7 on a freezing cold December afternoon!!) we finally arrived at the Kenmare Bay and were taken straight away to our Luxury Lodge. It was just that, luxury. The two double bedrooms had the comfiest beds I’d slept on in some time and were decorated beautifully, both with en suites and massive baths. Needless to say after my unpleasant drive down I jumped into one straight away! Steve took the children off to have dinner in the hotel and the food and restaurant was just gorgeous and family friendly with an area for children to entertain themselves in, while Mum and Dad relax.

The next day after a morning of hubby playing with the kids in the gorgeous heated swimming pool at the hotel we explored Kenmare. Walking around the town and indulging in the Christmas atmosphere. Honestly, I have travelled all over the world and truly believe here are not many more beautiful places to visit than the towns and surrounding areas of the West of Ireland. Kenmare is top of that list. The town is heaving with great Trad Pubs, incredible restaurants, local artisan shops and all still not commercialised, but beautiful and simple. Just perfect. The hotel arranged a sitter for us, a regular Mary Poppins who arrived with her magical bag of DVD’s, toys, books, crayons, you name it, and she had it! My son adored her and we got to enjoy Kenmare by night. The famous Packies Seafood Restaurant was where we dined. One word, divine!! Then we danced the night away to a brilliant local band in Foleys.

Staying in a hotel like the Kenmare Bay with a hangover is wonderful. The incredibly kind girls at reception arranged Kids Club for the children and a massage for me. Bliss! What a last day of our trip. I had the most relaxing and enjoyable massage I’d had in a long time. We chilled out most of the morning in our lodge then drove the most stunning short drive from the hotel to a very special find, Helens Bar in Killmackillogue where we ate their famous mussels. Literally just in off the fishing boat right on the pier where the bar is. It’s a place you would need to visit to believe, so I’ll let you do just that.

We left home for Dublin the following morning feeling refreshed and revitalised and a feeling of Christmassy magic in our step thanks to the team and the super Kenmare Bay. Thank you all so much for making us feel so welcome. From start to finish we just were in heaven, as were the kids.

Happy New Year everyone and please do yourselves a favour and book into the Kenmare Bay, especially if you have a family as I promise you, you will actually get to really enjoy yourself with every possible amenity there to entertain the kiddies while you relax!!

” Blog courtesy of Leigh Arnold”

Blog by OfficeMum – Family friendly Lodges at the Kenmare Bay Hotel

Check out this great blog/review about the family friendly lodges at the Kenmare Bay Hotel – http://officemum.ie/a-place-you-have-to-go-twice-kenmare-bay-hotel/

Back when I had two-under-two, I found that going anywhere further than the local shop was a challenge. Actually, even going to the local shop was a challenge. So when the smallest was nine weeks old, and the biggest was a whopping 23 months old, we were understandably nervous setting off on our very first holiday as parents of two.

We had booked a self-catering house on the grounds of the Kenmare Bay Hotel – because the house looked gorgeous, because we’d have use of the hotel facilities, and because we knew it was only a three-minute walk from Kenmare town.

Out for dinner in Kenmare 7 years ago

Out for dinner in Kenmare 7 years ago

It ticked all the boxes – we had the luxury and comfort of a hotel, but didn’t need to worry that that our crying babies would wake guests in the room next door. It also meant we didn’t have to go down to breakfast every morning or eat out every night. And what won us over above all else was that three-minute walk to the town centre – because we wanted a glass of wine.

Give me all the coffee

Give me all the coffee

And despite the fact that the two babies cried a bit while we were there, and woke a bit at night, and left us feeling apprehensive when we accidentally sat down in restaurants that were a bit on the quiet side (you know the ones – where you belatedly realise all the other guests are adults enjoying a quiet, child-free meal) we had a truly wonderful week in Kenmare seven years ago. The house was beautifully decorated, really spacious and very, very comfortable. The town of Kenmare is gorgeous, surrounded by stunning mountain and lake views. The weather back then was hit and miss, but it didn’t matter – we had the week we’d hoped for, and much more.

back when they were babies

back when they were babies

Recently, we were chatting to the kids about trips to West Cork and Kerry when they were small. We discussed which one was best, and Kenmare Bay Hotel came out on top – it was the one place I said I’d love to go back to. When a few weeks after that I was asked by Kenmare Bay Hotel if we’d like to go down there for a couple of nights, there was no hesitation on my part – it seemed like fate.

So armed with car snacks and memories, we made our way back along the road to Kenmare – seven years after our first trip.

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Beautiful views en route

We had one more child than we did back then, but he and his sisters were in unusually good form for all of the four-hour journey, and it didn’t feel like the epic trek that it did first time round.

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Our home away from home

The first of many highlights came on arrival – watching the kids exploring the house, oohing and aahing over each room in turn. We were in a two bedroom lodge, so the three kids were in one (giant) bedroom. The girls were sharing, and the small boy was on a pull out couch. They were thrilled to find they had an ensuite bathroom, a TV in their room, and what they considered to be a walk-in wardrobe – they each insisted on getting changed inside the wardrobe for the entire stay. The bedrooms are gorgeous – really spacious, beautifully decorated, and so comfortable. I’m writing this now at home and wishing I could go back…

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The living and kitchen area is huge – the small boy was unexpectedly excited to find a washing machine and a dishwasher, and on day two, spent a considerable amount of time trying to talk me into putting on a wash. The kitchen has everything you need – particularly for a longer stay – and at the other end of room, there’s an L-shaped couch that’s perfect for tired grown-ups after a long day sightseeing with kids. It was exactly like the one we had seven years ago, and I couldn’t help feeling nostalgic for those days (though not so much for the sleepless nights).

Once we’d unpacked (us: clothes, kids: My Little Ponies, books, hairbands, a plastic door from a doll’s house, a fairy door, more books, teddies, and a Pillow Pet) we set off for the short walk down to Kenmare town. Again the nostalgia hit – back then we had a double buggy, now we had three kids running through the autumn leaves ahead of us.

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A little bigger this time around – and an extra one

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The walk into town is beautiful

Three minutes later (it really is three minutes) we were in the town centre, making our way slowly along the street, peering into shop windows and checking menus outside restaurants.

Kenmare is definitely a foodie town, with 46 eateries to choose from, and much like last time, we eschewed the more “proper” restaurants for somewhere we’d be less likely to worry about the kids making noise.

READ MORE http://officemum.ie/a-place-you-have-to-go-twice-kenmare-bay-hotel/

Many Thanks to Andrea and her family for visiting us at the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

 

 

Kenmare Bay has 1000 Tripadvisor reviews

The Kenmare Bay Hotel has reached 1000 reviews on Tripadvisor!
A Big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful guests & your great reviews! If you have stayed with us and haven’t had a chance to review our hotel, we would love a review! www.Tripadvisor.ie. We are  the 3rd Top hotel in Kenmare.

With a selection of hotel accommodation to suit everyone, self catering homes & Luxury lodges. Enjoy a full leisure centre and loads of children’s facilities, plus the ultimate Wedding venue  and fabulous food that is sourced locally – The Kenmare Bay has it all!

In the local area, enjoy activity centres that will satisfy all. Star Outdoors, Eclipse Activity Centre, Dromquinna Riding Stables, Seafari, Bonane Heritage Park  – all in the nearby vicinity.

There is something for everyone at the Kenmare Bay, ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, The Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Kenmare Bay Hotel again soon!

Ring of Beara Cycle Race Kenmare 2016

The Ring of Beara Cycle Race Kenmare, on 28th May 2016 was quite fantastic!

Starting in Kenmare and finishing in Kenmare, cyclists enjoyed unspoilt beauty & spectacular scenery. Participants had a choice of an exciting 140km or 110km cycle by the rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastal route of the Beara Peninsula.

The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare is organised by the Kenmare Marketing & Events Group with the help of local professional event management company Elite Event Management.

This years funds raised will be distributed to two nominated charities: Southwest Counselling and Cancer Connect.

Well done to all cyclists that took part, and a massive thank you to all the organisers and volunteers without whom, this event would not be possible!

At the Kenmare Bay Hotel, we enjoyed looking after all the cyclists, and made sure they were well fed and watered before and after the race!

Looking forward to 2017 Ring of Beara already!  Book your accommodation early, it is sure to fill up again very soon. Cyclists can avail of our cycle storage, drying facilities and can ease away the aches and pains in our jacuzzi, steam room and sauna at the Bay Leisure Centre

See you in 2017!