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Bank Holiday in Kenmare!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

It looks like the weather is going to hold for the weekend, so why not come and spend Sunday & Monday in sunny Kenmare! We have a few rooms left for the Sunday night at €139 for the room, B&B. There’s always plenty to see and do in Kenmare – the bars are buzzing with people and live music and there’s loads of restaurants to choose from for meals out. Kenmare’s own little theatre – the Carnegie Arts Centre – is running a play over the weekend. ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J B Priestly, is an intriguing play considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th Century English theatre. Tickets are available for just €12. Check the hotel’s website for accommodation availability –
Happy Bank Holiday weekend!

Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The 50th Anniversary of the Munster Fleadh is being held in Kenmare, starting this Wednesday, 14th July until Sunday, 18th July. There will be a wide selection of outdoor and indoor concerts, ceilis, workshops, competitions and street sessions. Come and join the fun and soak up the atmosphere. Check out for further details.

Kenmare Bay Hotel Weddings

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Weekend Weddings at the Kenmare Bay Hotel

Congratulations to our 2 couples – Louise & Niall and Laura & Gideon. Louise & Niall were a little unlucky with the weather on Friday, but it didn’t dampen their spirits nor those of their 300 guests who enjoyed a fantastic day. For Laura & Gideon, it was definitely second time lucky! They had to postpone their wedding from 23rd April, thanks to the Ash Cloud. It poured with rain on 23rd April. They got married on Saturday, 19th June in the most beautiful sunshine and they and all their guests had a brilliant weekend in Kenmare.

Kenmare Bay Holiday Homes & Lodges Award

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Great News! The Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort Holiday Homes and Lodges have achieved a Green Tourism Bronze Award. Duncan Stewart will be presenting the awards on Wednesday, 16th June at a Killarney Hotel. Congratulations are due to Billy Bevan, Head of Maintenance at the Kenmare Bay Hotel, for his hard work and dedication in achieving the high standards necessary for this award.

Bee for Battens Fashion Show at the Kenmare Bay Hotel

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

We’re pleased to be hosting a fashion show this Friday, 4th June, in aid of Bee for Battens. Rebecca from Bijou is organising it and the evening will kick off with a wine and canapes reception, followed by a fashion show featuring some of Bijou’s fabulous clothes, as well as outfits from O’Sullivan Ford and Simplicity. There’s a DJ to follow and a raffle on the night with some great prizes, including a 2 night stay at our sister hotel – The Killarney Riverside. Tickets just €20, payable on the door. Come and enjoy a fantastic evening and support this most deserving charity.

Congratulations Jacintha and Brian

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Local couple, Jacintha and Brian from Bonane, enjoyed a beautiful wedding day with many friends and family at the weekend. Check out our Facebook page for a couple of lovely photos of the happy couple.

Kenmare Hospital Matron retires

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Best wishes to Mary Fitzgerald, who recently retired as Matron at Kenmare Hospital. A retirement party was held at the hotel for Mary last Friday, attended by 90 people who all enjoyed a sit down 3 course dinner, followed by speeches and entertainment. We wish Mary all the best in her retirement. Check out the photos on our Facebook page!

Bee for Battens

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Fantastic news that Saoirse has been invited to New York for medical trials. She will be in our thoughts and prayers of course.
The Kenmare Bay Hotel is pleased to be hosting a fashion show on Friday, 4th June in aid of Bee for Battens. Watch this space for further news.

New head of Renew Beauty

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Congratulations to Trish O’Sullivan, who takes over the reins of Renew Beauty at the Bay Health Club. Many of you will already have met Trish, a talented and highly acclaimed therapist who has been working with us for over 2 years already. We wish Trish luck in her new role and we also welcome our new therapist, Aine O’Sullivan.
In welcoming Trish as Renew’s new Salon Manager, we must say goodbye to Amanda Arthur who has left us to set up her own venture. Good luck Amanda – we’ll miss you but we know you have a bright future ahead of you.

The bride to be that wasn’t!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Poor Laura and Gideon – they were supposed to get married on Saturday, 24th April and have their Reception with us, but the volcanic eruption put paid to their plans as a lot of their friends and family from overseas couldn’t travel. Did that stop them having a good weekend? Not on your life! They came and stayed with us anyway, with a group of friends and family, and had a ball. That’s the only answer really isn’t it, when your wedding has to be postponed through no fault of your own. They painted Kenmare town red on the first evening and then spent the second evening at the hotel with a fantastic meal in the restaurant followed by a good old sing song. As they looked out at the lashing rain on Saturday, I’m sure they felt some relief that they didn’t get married that day. So, they’re off on Honeymoon now and they still have their wedding to look forward to in June! Best of luck Laura and Gideon – I’m sure the sun will be shining for you in June.

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