The Tea Room at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is a delightfully frivolous and charming room, pretty and glamorous with a hint of Art Deco and a soupçon of theatricality.
With blush pink ostrich feathers and gold accents, animal print and rich marble, lush greenery and etched glass, the Tea Room is an appropriately luxe setting for a leisurely afternoon spent with friends, enjoying that most pleasurable of rituals — afternoon tea.
Afternoon tea at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa has been designed by Executive Chef, Scott Kapitan, to reflect the hotel’s stunning setting in the heart of Killarney National Park. With two different menus, one classic and another vegan/gluten-free/guilt-free option, each available for €35 per person, Chef Kapitan has created a tribute to the region that includes some fine local ingredients to create a high-end and luxurious afternoon tea experience.
With an elegant array of fine savoury sandwiches, freshly-made scones baked to a traditional recipe and some uniquely crafted and delicate desserts, these are paired with 20 exceptional teas from Ronnefeldt Teas, with guests having the option of choosing one of the delicious, carefully curated loose leaf teas from one of Europe’s oldest and world-leading tea houses or, indeed, sampling a number of them, if they wish.
As well as luxurious teas created by the innovative and passionate tea connoisseurs at Ronnefeldt, guests might also indulge in a sparkling glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne for €22, or even a flight for €25, sampling all three of the Brut, Demi-Sec and Rosé styles from this most prestigious Champagne house.
The Tea Room at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa has been designed by local designer Adrian McCarthy Interiors, bringing together bold statement pieces and a subtly eclectic colour palette to bring a little drama and opulence to every experience.
Afternoon tea is available daily in the Tea Room at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa with sittings at 1pm and 3pm and in the evenings, the Tea Room also makes a gorgeous setting for an apéritif before dinner, and can be booked for drinks between 5.30pm and 8pm daily.
This exquisite new Tea Room in the 5-star setting of Muckross Park Hotel & Spa inside Killarney’s majestic National Park provides a beautiful backdrop to what is a unique experience.
To make a reservation contact reception on +353 66 23400, book online at www.muckrosspark.com/dining-in-killarney/afternoon-tea/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry base confirmed for Rás Mumhan
By Sean Moriarty Preliminary details of the Rás Mumhan have been announced by Cycling Munster. The four-day international cycle race will, once again, be based at the Riverisland Hotel in […]
By Sean Moriarty
Preliminary details of the Rás Mumhan have been announced by Cycling Munster.
The four-day international cycle race will, once again, be based at the Riverisland Hotel in Castleisland and will run from Good Friday until Easter Monday.
The final route has not yet been revealed but it is expected to follow a similar path to the 2022 edition.
Last year, due to organisational difficulties, the Rás Mumhan committee asked local clubs to take charge of each day of the race.
Killarney Cycling Club hosted the Easter Saturday leg of the race, including managing the stage start in the town centre, the Category One mountain climb at Bealach Oisin Pass and the stage finish in Sneem.
“We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Easter and we wish all the riders the best of luck in their preparations for the event. Further details to follow as they are confirmed,” said Race Secretary Sinéad Moriarty.
Showcasing Killarney to an influential audience
Kerry’s hospitality professionals turned out in style for the Skal President’s Dinner on Saturday night. It’s the social highlight of the year for professional tourism and travel organisations and it […]
Kerry’s hospitality professionals turned out in style for the Skal President’s Dinner on Saturday night.
It’s the social highlight of the year for professional tourism and travel organisations and it was also a perfect opportunity to show the best of Killarney. Held in the Plaza Hotel, it was hosted by Kerry Skal President Michelle Rosney who used the occasion to highlight the best of Killarney’s performing arts talent, cuisine and locally produced drinks. There were special performances on the night by singers and dancers from St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School and the West End House School of Arts who brought The Liberator, Daniel O’Connell, back to life for one night only to deliver a passionate dramatisation of a famous speech. Skal is the largest international hospitality networking organisation in the world with 13,000 members in 308 clubs in almost 90 countries. Fáilte Ireland Chairman Paul Carty said in his speech that the contribution Killarney has made to the Irish tourism industry should not be underestimated. He added that the tourism industry supports over 3,500 jobs in Killarney and over 7,000 in the rest of Kerry. He said the hard work put in by tourism professionals in Killarney over the years is paying off and when Fáilte Ireland surveyed hundreds of domestic and international tourists, at the height of the season last August, they couldn’t speak highly enough of their experience with 97 percent saying they were very satisfied. “The national figure is 90 percent so Killarney is actually seven percent higher than the national average and that’s truly exceptional,” he said. Over 55 percent of visitors to Killarney also spend time in other parts of Kerry and towns, like Dingle, Kenmare and Tralee, and really benefit from the spin-off.
The Fáilte Ireland chairman said his organisation is acutely aware what Killarney has faced in recent years and the challenges it currently faces and every support possible will be provided to help.
Mr Carty said Fáilte Ireland last year launched a destination experience and development plan for Killarney and that will see the town reach its full potential through sustainability and the development of year-round tourist attractions.
He said costs were also a big concern with energy bills, in particular, going through the roof and putting businesses under serious pressure.
Staffing was another serious problem for the industry as so much talent was lost during the pandemic.
“An awful lot of great people left our industry and they’re not coming back, so there is a great shortage,” he said, adding that Fáilte Ireland was working hard to overcome the difficulties being experienced.
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