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

Celebrating Irishness!

2013-03-15 17:30:00

It’s here again, St. Patricks’ Day; the day the whole world celebrates Ireland with parades, green costumes, traditional Irish music and of course a few pints. Over the past few years we’ve seen that it’s not just people going green for Paddy’s Day but famous ...

GAA at the Carlton Shearwater - By Guest Blogger Barry Kilroy

2013-03-08 12:00:00

It has been a memorable few weeks here in Ballinasloe at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel with a historic win for the All-Ireland Ballinasloe Junior B team in Croke Park on Sunday the 24th of February. The Carlton Shearwater Hotel are the proud sponsors of the team and we even have a few of th ...

Wedding Winners

2013-03-01 15:00:00

Our guest blogger Eveanna Ryan mentioned last week that we had the Apprentice Awards lunch on Thursday at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel. This is our third year running the search for the Carlton Apprentice and the candidates never fail to impress me with their abilities and determination. I ...

Apprentice Awards Lunch - By Guest Blogger Eveanna Ryan

2013-02-22 16:00:00

This week was very exciting for the team at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown as we attended our "Apprentice Prize Giving Lunch" at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel. Our Winning Apprentice Conchúr Finnegan was thrilled to pick up his prize and receive the acknowledgment of his hard work ...

Valentines Day!

2013-02-15 17:00:00

This week didn't get off to a great start following Ireland's defeat against England in the Aviva on Sunday. As much as I hate to admit it England were the better team on the day and deserved to win but its still hard to see Ireland lose. Hopefully they'll come back fighting in their game ...

Family Breaks in Tralee - By Guest Blogger Brigeen O'Sullivan

2013-02-08 16:30:00

While we have been in the eye of a storm here in Tralee with gale force winds & torrential rain it has been perfect for some - and not just the ducks! Kerry welcomed the Red Bull Storm Chasers to the Maharees just outside Tralee last week. Ten of the world’s best windsurfers com ...

IASI Awards

2013-02-01 17:30:00

For those of you that read last week’s blog you will have noticed that it featured a guest blogger, which I hope becomes a regular feature over the next few months. I will still be writing regularly but I will also give some of the managers and staff of our hotels the chance to fill ...

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