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January 20, 2012

Love is in the air

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Not long till Valentine’s Day. If you’ve got the January Blues and you haven’t been away anywhere for ages, then why not treat your loved one to a romantic weekend in beautiful Kenmare.

Book the Kenmare Bay Hotel’s special Valentine’s package for just €139 pps for 2 nights’ B&B + 1 Dinner in The Bay Restaurant. Package includes a glass of wine with dinner and delicious hand-made chocs on arrival!

If a wedding is on your mind, then ask to see our stunning Banqueting Suite. The hotel has a lovely leisure centre with swimming pool, gym, sauna, jacuzzi etc and Spa rooms offering a range of relaxing treatments. A pathway takes you from the hotel into the centre of town in a matter of minutes. Kenmare is renowned for its award-winning restaurants, lively pubs and cafes and unusual, quirky shops. Enjoy a weekend in Kenmare, but be prepared to leave a little bit of your heart behind when you return home. Contact us on 064 66 41300 or

January 6, 2012

Planning a wedding for 2012/2013?

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If you are one of the many couples who got engaged over Christmas – congratulations from the Kenmare Bay Hotel! It’s a lovely, romantic time of the year to get engaged. We still have some 2012 dates available and we would like to invite you to come and view our beautiful Banqueting Suite, our lovely hotel facilities and our unique little town of Kenmare. We are an award-winning wedding venue, catering for weddings from 50 – 350. Contact Sue on 064 66 79333 or to request a brochure or to arrange a visit. Let us take care of your wedding at the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort.

December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Kenmare Bay Hotel

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To all our friends, past guests and future guests. Thank you for staying with us or for your interest in the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort. We are looking forward to offering guests who are staying with us for Christmas and/or the New Year, a happy, memorable experience. Best wishes also to our 3 brides & grooms for the 29th, 30th & 31st December and to all their families and friends. If we can help you with anything in 2012, please contact us on

December 16, 2011

Fantastic offer this weekend at the Kenmare Bay Hotel!

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Come to Kenmare this weekend for some last minute Christmas shopping. We have a fabulous accommodation offer. Book tonight for just €59 for 2 people sharing, room only, and stay Saturday night FREE!! That’s €59 in total for 2 of you, for 2 nights! Our beautiful little town of Kenmare is full of quirky, unusual shops as well as fabulous bakeries and cafes where you can buy delicious home-made Christmas goodies. And there’s loads on in town to keep everyone happy; ‘A Christmas Carol’ is on at our very own Carnegie Theatre on both Friday & Saturday nights; Santa’s Grotto is open at the Tourist Office between 12.00 and 4.00 pm on Saturday & Sunday; there’s story telling at Noel & Holland’s Book shop at 2.00 pm on Saturday; the indoor Christmas Market in Bridge Street is open on Saturday and Sunday, with a performance from the Kenmare Barber Shop on Saturday at 1.00 pm and Kenmare Walking Club is organising a Grade A walk on Sunday. Just call us on 1890 930 033 to make your booking and then look forward to a memorable weekend in Kenmare!

December 14, 2011

The perfect Christmas Gift

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If you’re stuck for present ideas this Christmas, how about a Gift Voucher? Just €199 will buy you a Voucher for 2 people, for 2 nights B&B + 1 Dinner. The voucher can be used for any of our 3 hotels – Kenmare Bay Hotel, Killarney Court Hotel or the Riverside Hotel Killarney. It’s valid up until the end of June 2012, subject to availability in the chosen hotel. The perfect gift for a special couple in your life! You give them the voucher, they choose when to use it. To book, simply call 1890 930 033 or e mail

November 29, 2011

Kenmare has Christmas all wrapped up

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There’s so much going in Kenmare during December that you won’t know where to start. There’s something to suit everyone and every age. Firstly, Kenmare’s very own little theatre – the Carnegie Arts Centre – is showing a variety of films, a pantomime that the kids will love, various music gigs including Abba Forever and that perennial favourite ‘A Christmas Carol’. Then there are Christmas crafts & food markets, Santa’s Grotto, storytelling, arts & crafts, Carol singing and various walks organised by Kenmare Walking Club. You’ll be spoilt for choice! Don’t miss the Ho Ho Ho Parade and turning on of the lights on Friday, 2nd December. Stay a night or 2 at the Kenmare Bay Hotel to make sure you get to do everything you want to. Check out our Christmas page on the website, which includes details of our all-inclusive family Christmas package, our Party Nights and the full programme for Christmas in Kenmare.

Contact us on 064 66 41300 or for the best accommodation rates.

September 6, 2011

Fab Autumn Offers

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Well Autumn has well and truly arrived, heralded as ever by lashing rain and gale force winds. Not that we noticed the end of summer as it never really began did it? If you’re in need of a bit of cheer, then look no further than the fantastic offers at the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort. Choose from any of the following:

- Mid-week break just €119 pps for 2 nights’ B&B + 1 Dinner;
- Mid-week break just €99 for the room B&B, per night
- Super Sunday offer 1: 1 night’s B&B just €44.50 pps
- Super Sunday offer 2: 1 night’s B&B + Dinner just €65.50 pps
- Super Sunday offer 3: 1 night’s B&B + 30 minute spa treatment just €99 pps
- Amazing Sunday/Monday offer: 2 nights’ B&B + 1 Dinner for just €99 pps

Spoilt for choice? It’s tough isn’t it. We’re also offering some fantastic mid-week self-catering breaks from €279 for a 3 night stay in one of our holiday homes or from €379 for a 3 night stay in one of our luxury lodges.

Our holiday homes can sleep up to 7 people. They have a double bedroom en-suite, a twin room, a single room and a sofa bed in the lounge. There’s also a separate bathroom. They’re ideal for families or for groups. The lodges sleep 4 or 5 people; they comprise 2 king-size en-suite bedrooms which can be twins or doubles. One of the bedrooms has a sofa bed in it. Finished to a high standard, the lodges are very comfortable and luxurious. A real affordable treat!

Kenmare town is literally on our doorstep. A pathway takes you from the hotel into the centre of town in a matter of minutes. Kenmare is still buzzing. There are the weekly Wednesday markets, which offer an amazing array of fresh vegetables, all kinds of cheeses, unusual jewellery and even pancakes, amongst other things. There’re the quirky, unusual shops that make shopping that little bit more interesting. The many restaurants, including some famous award-winning ones, are still fully open for business; the plethora of pubs offer an inviting escape from the autumnal weather and the cafes always have some delight with which to tempt you. How could you walk past JAM without succumbing to one of their lovely cakes or desserts?! A lot of the pubs and bars feature live music, from traditional to rock ‘n roll. Ryan’s Bar, in Main Street, recently re-opened after extensive refurbishment. It’s a stylish and comfortable Bar, offering regular live music or DJ and a variety of great promotions. If you’re staying at the Kenmare Bay Hotel, don’t forget to pick up a flyer and hand it in to Ryan’s Bar to receive your special offer!

And if all that’s not enough to tempt you, then how about a round of golf? Or two? The Kenmare Bay Hotel is offering a great value golf package which includes 2 nights’ B&B in the hotel + 1 Dinner + 2 rounds of golf – one at the beautiful Kenmare Golf Club and the other at the stunning Ring of Kerry Golf Club. Rates start from just €149 pps for mid-week in October. Our website has full details of all our Special Offers –

You won’t be sorry you chose Kenmare and the Kenmare Bay Hotel for your next break, but it will break your heart to leave.

May 31, 2011

Amazing New Year Wedding Offer

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We’ve just launched a fantastic New Year wedding offer. See if you can resist this …… complimentary sparkling wine & canapés for your guests’ arrival; 50% discount on our Banqueting Wines; 25% discount on your menu of choice and 5 complimentary rooms! When we say ‘your menu of choice’ we mean that. You choose exactly what you want from our menu and we will give you a 25% discount. The offer is valid for January & February 2011, for a minimum of 150 guests. Pro rata discount rates apply for less than 150 people. What are you waiting for?? It’s a great offer isn’t it?

Nestling on the edge of the beautiful town of Kenmare, the Hotel offers everything that you could want for your wedding day. Executive Chef, Daniel O’Hanlon, is passionate about his food – and it shows. The hotel consistently receives rave feedback from wedding couples and guests alike. “The food was fantastic (everybody was talking about it); our compliments to the chef ….” said Gráinne and Ciarán, following their wedding in March of this year. Sharon & Eamonn, who got married at the hotel on New Year’s Eve 2010, enthused: “The food is outstanding, our guests were raving about how beautiful it was for days after!!”
The Hotel also scores highly on friendly, efficient service. This is so important for a wedding. Service has to be prompt and run like clockwork, but it also has to be carried out with a smile. The staff at the Kenmare Bay Hotel go out of their way to make guests feel at ease. Then there’s the fabulous Banqueting Suite, on the first floor of the hotel, boasting fantastic views of the Kerry Mountains. Beautifully appointed with no pillars in the middle of the room and plenty of natural light flowing in through the tall windows, this setting is hard to beat.
In addition, the hotel can cater for all your guests on the premises, given its 127 bedrooms (which include family, triple and adjoining rooms), its 18 holiday homes and 14 luxury lodges. Plus, of course, there’s the Leisure Centre which all residents have full use of.
The final icing on the wedding cake is the hotel’s proximity to the beautiful little town of Kenmare. A pathway leads you directly from the hotel into the centre of town in a matter of minutes. Kenmare is renowned for its award-winning restaurants, friendly bars and cafes, unusual shops and lively atmosphere.
What more could you ask for in a wedding venue? You’ll be pleased you chose the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort – and so will your guests. Let us take care of your wedding.
Contact Sue on 064 66 79333 or

April 6, 2011

Eggciting Easter in Kenmare

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The sun is splitting the stones in Kenmare, the flowers are out, people are out and everyone is smiling! We’re really hoping it’s going to stay that way for Easter – but come rain or shine, you’re guaranteed a great time in Kenmare. If you haven’t visited Kenmare for a while, there’s a new restaurant for you to try out – Charcoal, just off Henry Street. Beautiful decor and furniture, great tasting food and value for money. What more could you want? There’s a couple of new shops in town too – Fat Face has been here for a few months now and there’s a lovely new German jewellery shop in Henry Street. While you’re here, don’t forget to visit JAM and spoil yourself with a lovely home-made cake or dessert, and not forgetting The Truffle Pig with its mouth-watering array of goodies. They have a little cafe attached to the shop now as well. All to be found in our thriving little Henry Street! There’ll be a great atmosphere in town throughout the Easter holidays, with live music in the pubs and of course our regular Wednesday market in the Square. On Easter Sunday there’s an Easter Egg hunt at 3.00 pm in Reen-na-gros park. Star Outdoors are running a kids camp; Dromquinna Stables offers riding for beginners (including Pony rides) to experienced riders and of course for Dads, there’s the 2 golf courses or some peaceful fishing in Kenmare Bay. Mustn’t leave out the Mums; Renew Beauty at the Bay Health Club has some fabulous relaxing treatments just waiting for you.
Bring the family to the Kenmare Bay Hotel for a mid-week Easter break. Just €249 for 2 adults + 2 kids sharing for 2 nights B&B + 1 Dinner + 1 Kids Club session. Valid Sunday – Friday nights inclusive. See our specials on An Easter family break in Kenmare. It’s eggactly what you need.

March 4, 2011

‘Daniel’s Recipe/Tip of the month’

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Our Executive Chef, Daniel O’Hanlon, shares some of his special recipes and tips with you. Come and stay with us to sample some of Daniel’s delicious cooking.

Grand Marnier Chocolate Sauce,

 250ml cream

1 tbspn Honey

100g Dark chocolate 55% or more

50g White Chocolate

75g Milk chocolate

Zest and Juice of 1 orange

50 ml Grand Marnier liquer



(Technically we should burn off the alcohol from the Grand marnier liquer as the first step….In this recipe I prefer to add the alcohol at the end and preserve the warmth of this delicate liquer, it adds a certain decadence to whatever dish you choose to use it be it Ice cream or a delicuous Tarte au chocolate -recipe coming soon! )

  •   Zest the orange and squeeze the juice taking care to remove all the pips.
  •  Set the cream, zest juice and honey into a bain marie (water bath, pot of water at 75 degrees celcius) in a pyrex or steel bowl.
  • Allow it to warm stirring thoroughly Add the chocolate, dark first, and stir through until melted, then the milk chocolate and finally the white chocolate,
  •  Keep stirring until it is all melted thoroughly
  •  Finally add the grand marnier liquer and stir until incorporated

 Allow to cool slightly and enjoy.

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