Welcome from our Managing Director, John Varley

As Managing Director of Carlton Hotel Group, I'd like to welcome you to the Carlton Hotel Group blog. The Carlton Hotel Group was established in 2004 and since then has developed as one of the premier Hotel Groups in Ireland. In the past 9 years Carlton has grown substantially from operating one hotel to having a presence in many locations throughout Ireland.
Through this blog it is my aim to give you an insight into what's going on in all of our hotels plus my opinions on current affairs, general activities and events. I will also by inviting some of my colleagues to write on the blog, giving you more opinions and insights into what's going on at Carlton. If you have any questions or queries on any of the posts please leave a comment and I will respond at my earliest convenience. Enjoy reading.............

Fish Restaurant 1st Birthday

2011-08-05 17:30:00

The last long weekend of the summer is now over along with Kildare’s chance at winning this year’s All-Ireland final. I was at Croke Park on Saturday to watch Kildare take on Donegal and after a long game with extra time I was disappointed to see Kildare lose. The team put on a ...

The Galway Races

2011-07-29 17:30:00

Unfortunately Galway didn’t make it through to the Hurling Semi-Finals as they were beaten by Waterford Sunday. They played a great game but Waterford were the better team on the day and deserved the win. Thankfully though there was a win the day before for my adopted county Kildare ...

Fish Pedicure in Kinsale

2011-07-22 16:00:00

With the weekend of weather we just had you wouldn’t think it was summer at all, thankfully though it didn’t prevent some great GAA matches from going ahead! Following Galway’s defeat to Meath recently I was really hoping Kildare would get revenge on their behalf in their ...

Athy Bluegrass Festival

2011-07-15 15:00:00

Last weekend was a great weekend for Galway as they took on Cork in the Senior Hurling Championship and beat them 2-23 to 1-14. Their victory on Saturday means they are now through to the Quarter Finals and will face Waterford next weekend. After Waterford’s poor performance against ...

Galway Races Launch

2011-07-08 17:00:00

The live broadcast of TV3’s Ireland AM from the Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel on Thursday was a great success. Although there were a few technical difficulties, the morning overall went really well and I was delighted with how the hotel came across on the day. I’d like to thank ...

TV3 in Westport

2011-07-06 09:30:00

Last weekend saw the much anticipated Leinster Senior Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Dublin and although we all thought Dublin were in with a chance, Kilkenny proved to be the better team on the day. I was hoping that Dublin would win the Leinster title but I must admit Kilkenny deserv ...

Summer Season Begins!

2011-07-01 16:00:00

It wasn’t a great weekend in sport for me last weekend as both my home county Galway and my adopted county Kildare lost their matches at the weekend. Mayo beat Galway by a margin of 6 points but it was a narrower victory for Dublin as they beat Kildare by just one point. Thankfully t ...

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