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Killarney Court Hotel …Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2012 Munster

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Unilever food solutions competition ‘Great Carvery of the Year Award’ had one Kerry finalist this year.

The Killarney Court Hotel won out from stiff competition to be crowned Best Hotel Carvery in Munster 2012 on Tuesday 4th September at the final in the Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin.

“A good Carvery is about the whole package; food, service, atmosphere, and above all, people. Each element is equally important” quotes Mark McCarthy of Unilever.

Irish Rugby’s Tommy Bowe was on hand to present the awards. The Killarney Court Hotel is delighted to have achieved this recognition of our Carvery which was been operating since 1998 thanks to our loyal following every lunchtime, without whom we would not survive. All the staff and management of the Killarney Court Hotel are very proud of this award.

 Pictured are Mark McCarthy,(Unilever) Mairead Moynihan, Derek Carroll, Gillian O’Connor(KillarneyCourtHotel) and Tommy Bowe(Unilever Carvery Ambassador)

 Also are Mano Veeryah, Eric Szabo and Pat O’Connell, (KillarneyCourtHotel).

 Thank you for your custom throughout the years

Chocolate Brownies

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Chocolate Brownies… a little on the naughty side but that won’t stop us!!! 


  • 175g Cream Plain Flour
  • 225g Butter
  • 125g Chocolate
  • 325g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Essence
  • 4 Eggs (beaten)
  • ½ Tablespoon Baking Powder



  • Melt butter and chocolate together on a low heat
  • Off the heat, add sugar and mix well
  • Add vanilla and eggs
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder together & stir into the mixture
  • Pour into roasting tin (25cm x 10cm) lined with greaseproof paper
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 160˚C

Lets get in the mood for Summer with this simple recipe!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Summer Pudding

• 3 cups strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and quartered
• 3 cups mixed raspberries and blueberries, rinsed
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 24 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed
• Whipped cream for serving

Serves 4 to 6

Directions:In a large saucepan, combine the berries and sugar. Cook over medium heat until the berries begin to break down and the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. (Do not mash fruit.) Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.

Line a 4-cup soufflé dish, mixing bowl, or charlotte mold with plastic wrap. Cut 16 slices of bread in half to form two triangles each. Cut remaining slices in half to form two rectangles each. Place half of the triangles on the bottom of the mold to cover it completely. Place the rectangles around the side of the mold, overlapping each piece.

Spoon the berries into the mold. Arrange the remaining bread triangles over the top and cover with plastic wrap. Set mold on a plate to catch any juices that spill out. Lay another plate on top and place a 2-pound weight or a can of food on it to ensure that the bread absorbs all the juices. Refrigerate overnight.

To unmold, remove the plastic wrap from the top. Invert the mold onto a clean serving plate. Remove plastic wrap from the rest of the pudding. Cut into wedges and serve with whipped cream.

Confessions of a Hotel Receptionist…………

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Confessions of a Hotel Receptionist…………

Hey there, my name is Zuzana (feel free to pronounce it Susana ) and I work in the Killarney Court Hotel for the last…10 years!!! Yes, I am amazed myself, how the time flies…

I started to work in restaurant and after 3 years of waitressing I was trained at the front desk to be the smilliest, loveliest receptionist you can get… (I really hope my managers are not reading this J but then, if they do…all they can do is to agree)

My day at reception starts either at 7:00am or 3:00pm and lasts 8 hours…Job involves a lot of paper & computer work, cash & card handling and the phone answering…but the most important of all – are the guests/clients/patrons…YOU! Yes, your comfort, tight sleep at night (or snooze in the afternoon), stress free days …well, ensuring altogether a relaxing or activity filled stay (the choice is yours) is the most important part of my work….and honestly, that is the most interesting part of my work too…I get to meet people from all corners of the world, English as well as non –  English speaking (it did help me many times already that I am fluent speaker in more languages and that I am not shy to use my hands and feet to communicate in languages I do not speak J), short and tall, young and ..matured J… nice as well as snippy (sorry to all of you guys who aren’t snippy!!!)…single and coupled…with children or just on a short break without them (don’t we deserve it all, us parents?) and all of them come to see our lovely Killarney or better to say – Kerry….

I am originally from the Slovak Republic (Slovakia) but after 10 years spent in Killarney I am being considered by locals as one of the locals. There is no wonder why I have decided to stay in Killarney for so long – it has the feel of a small town, where people know each other and greet strangers on the streets, the famous Irish hospitality is an everyday experience, but still it is a busy, busy town…with INEC hosting world known artists performing at their best and of course the national park and beautiful golf courses…no wonder the hotel is busy and sometimes we do not get time to get that famous ‘cuppa’ J  But let’s face it, everybody knows about the park and INEC, who comes to Killarney.

So let me give you some secret tips of a receptionist and local gal on what to do when visiting our place: first of all, always check out the hotel’s own website! There is a guarantee that you get the best possible value for your stay ………….. and then when you are booked in, just leave the car in our car park-it’s free…it takes 10 min. to walk to town centre and it is safe to walk night and day…there are car parks in town, but they are not free and most of the time of the day are full…if you do not like to walk (or for ladies – if you are going on a night out and wearing the most gorgeous but most ‘uncomfy’ shoes) – just get a taxi- it is free to call from the courtesy phone and costs up to €8 (price shown valid at the time of printing ) The Muckross house and  the Ross Castle have a free car park, with plenty of space, so you can drive there and just ask me, I will point the way…

For the singles – night clubs are opened all week round! with a free entry before 11pm (I hope I am not ruining anybody’s business right now! J as well as our own bar is opened for residents until 3am…enough said

For the families with children – when visiting the Ross Castle bring some bread with you. Ross castle is on a lake and there are plenty of ducks and swans to be fed by your little ones…amazing experience for the whole family and it is free!!! And with Spring finally coming our way –  the Kennedy’s pet farm has a lot of baby animals, which can be held, fed, stroked by the brave ones…lot of it is happening under the roof, so even if it is raining, it is worth going…

For the foreign folks – Irish music in some pubs being played live all week round, with free entry. And if you would like to experience a bit of set dancing, then Wednesday night is your night – for a small fee you can get into to Grand and see it live… and the best thing of all? It is danced by locals –  you can see representatives of all generations dance together – grandsons with their grandmothers, uncles and nieces, brothers and sisters and of course couples taking part in incredible fast set dancing…if you can take part in it too –  if you dare…

And for everybody –  please do not hesitate to ask us…if something isn’t to your satisfaction or you need advice of what to do or where to go, you are not warm enough or you feel hungry, etc…all questions will be dealt with promptly…and with a smile. :-)



Valentine’s Day in Killarney

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Treat the one you love to a romantic break for 2 to beautiful Killarney this Valentines Day

Only € 99pps for 2 Nights B&B and Dinner on 1 Evening
Includes Chocolates & Glass of Bubbly with Dinner

Call 1890 930 033 or Email:

Subject to Availability / Valid weekends of 10/11 February and 17/18 February

Killarney Court Hotel, Tralee Road, Killarney, Killarney, Co Kerry. Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)64 6637070 | Lo-Call: 1890 930 033 | Fax: +353 64 6637060

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