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

Sporting Enthusiasts - By Guest Blogger Michelle Ryan

2013-09-13 14:00:00

We’re all about sport at the moment here at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel! In the midst of All Ireland Season the country focusing on who will win the Football and Hurling finals but our attention is on the Galway Ladies Camogie Team who take part in two All-Ireland finals this Sunday ...

What Makes a Rose

2013-08-21 00:00:00

Last night was the climax of the Rose ofTraleeFestival 2013, where we decided who take the tiara! After seeing how well all the girls did on Monday night I knew things could only get tougher Tuesday. I was looking forward to seeing what night two could bring and as with night one I wasn&rs ...

A Night Full of Surprises!

2013-08-20 00:00:00

Its all go down in Tralee but I said I would squeeze in a quick blog update after all the goings on of last night!! Hopefully you all tuned in to the first televised selection night of this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival, as you may know I am one of judges of the event.. And what an ...

Roll on the Rose - By Guest Blogger Brian Hurley

2013-08-19 00:00:00

So it’s only been three days since my last guest blog but what a few days it has been. On Friday last the Carlton Hotel officially became the home of the Rose of Tralee International Festival as 32 Roses from all over the World arrived in Tralee. The red carpet was in place at the en ...

Butterflies, Boys & Bubbly - By Guest Blogger Catherine Breslin

2013-08-16 00:00:00

Thursday, 32 nervous Roses arrived to the Salthill Hotel, Galway, with excited anticipation of meeting their Escorts for the Festival ahead. The Roses were ushered quickly to their bedrooms to prepare for the evenings festivities, whilst the Escorts sat waiting upon a bus, that was curtail ...

Getting Ready for the Roses - By Guest Blogger Brian Hurley

2013-08-15 16:00:00

On Monday August 5th 2013 I was at home preparing myself for a new and exciting chapter in my life. Thoughts of my youth came rushing back, with the feelings of excitement, anxiousness and a few nerves, it felt as if I was making the transition from primary to secondary school all over aga ...

Rose Tour Begins!

2013-08-14 17:00:00

We are well into the Rose Tour at this stage and what a week it has been so far. The Roses arrived at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown on Sunday but weren’t given long to settle in as they made the journey to Newbridge Silverware showrooms in Kildare where they received tips and advi ...

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