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.............

Sports Update!

2010-08-13 00:00:00

Like thousands of people across Ireland I’ll be watching the Hurling Semi-Final matches on Sunday to see who’ll be taking on the Cats in the All-Ireland Final. Dublin take on Clare in the Minors but the Senior semi-final with Tipperary and Waterford could be a very close match ...

Carlton Shearwater's Birthday

2010-08-10 00:00:00

What a weekend for Kilkenny GAA, winners in both the Minor and Senior hurling matches. I was really disappointed at Galway’s defeat as I thought they could do it this year but I must say well done to Kilkenny as they were on top form all weekend.Galway may have lost the hurling match ...

Free Rooms for Dáithís!

2010-08-06 00:00:00

Tuesday saw me calling into our Dublin Airport hotel as I had a few meetings in their new conference wing and I was delighted to bump into Katie O’Dwyer, one of the hotel’s duty managers. Katie left the hotel a year ago to travel the world, visiting such places as Thailand & ...

Kinsale Staycation

2010-08-05 00:00:00

We’ve had a fantastic weekend in sport with amazing wins in the GAA Senior Football Championship and a silver medal for Derval O’Rourke in the European Championships. I’d had a great time watching Dublin triumph over Tyrone and my adopted county, Kildare’s victory o ...

Galway Race Week & the Roses!

2010-07-30 00:00:00

Well its Friday again, that was a very quick week. I arrived to Carlton Hotel Galway City on Monday where I had a lovely lunch before we departed by bus to Ballybrit race course, Charmaine Kenny this year’s Rose of Tralee and her lovely friend Nicola joined us for the day. It was a g ...

Galway Races

2010-07-23 00:00:00

Wexford - BunclodyI spent the earlier part of the week down in the Sunny South East in our Property, the Carlton Millrace.  I’ve always been a fan of Wexford so it’s always a pleasure whenever I get the chance to pop down for a visit be it business or leisure. One of the r ...


2010-07-16 00:00:00

Spent a very productive day in Westport yesterday, definitely one of my favourite destinations especially on a clear day with all 365 islands in Clew Bay visible in all their glory.If you haven't been down west before, put on the list. From Westport you are within a short drive of some of ...

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