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The Castlemartyr Virtual Tour

May 30, 2017

Immerse yourself in our 5 star property and take a virtual tour of our beautiful resort and suites! Just click on the arrows as you go and direct your own grand tour around each of our impeccably furnished bedrooms or why not take in the Manor House and virtually stroll around the magnificent formal gardens...

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Resort Hotel of the Year 2017

May 16, 2017

Castlemartyr Resort has been named Resort Hotel of the Year at the  2017 Irish Hospitality Awards!

Castlemartyr Resort has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Resort Hotel of the Year’ at the inaugural Irish Hospitality Awards that took place on Sunday, 14th May with a black tie event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Dublin.

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Midweek Moments

March 13, 2017

Slow down and take a Midweek Moment at Castlemartyr Resort

Beat the weekend rush with a midweek break in the elegant surroundings of five-star Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork. With gorgeous grounds featuring a tranquil swan lake, the dramatic ruins of an 800 year old castle and impeccably restored parterre gardens, the country estate is the perfect location to indulge in a little relaxing and refreshment...

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A Gift of Castlemartyr

November 29, 2016

Give the gift of elegance this Christmas with a voucher for Castlemartyr Resort
Christmas is a precious time, a time to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life, and a time to share special moments with family and friends.  This year, dedicate yourself completely to enjoying the flawless Christmas and leave the detail to us.  Our professional team will guide you to choosing the perfect gift.

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Heron's Reach Gate Lodges

November 11, 2016

To celebrate the unveiling and launch of Heron’s Reach Gate Lodges, General Manager Cathal Lynch and Sales and Marketing Manager, Breffne McKenna welcomed the local community, media to the nine elegantly equipped and beautifully designed gate lodges at the entrance to the luxurious five-star Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork. 

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Tatler Magazine 2016 Spa Awards, Winner

November 11, 2016

 

We are delighted to announce that Grainne Furey therapist at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Spa Therapist of the Year 2016’ by Tatler magazine. Following suit, The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort was awarded ‘Best Body Treatment’ for their ESPA Lift and Firm Hip and Thigh Treatment by Tatler magazine for 2016!

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Mrs2Be, Bride's Choice Awards 2016 Winner

September 07, 2016

There were celebrations to match all of the glamorous weddings past and yet to come here at Castlemartyr Resort, as Jackie Day, Sales executive, won the coveted prize of "Best Wedding Venue Co-ordinator" of the year in the 2016 Mrs2Be Bride's Choice Awards.

A member of the Sales and Marketing team since the resort opened in 2007, Jackie has been calming nerves and tailoring wedding days to ensure each and every couple at Castlemartyr Resort have the wonderful day they always dreamed of and this commitment to her couples has paid off, as they voted in their droves to make sure that Jackie's hard work was recognised. Entrants are judged on a range of criteria including professionalism and quality. To win or to be shortlisted for the Mrs2Be Brides 2016 awards is a real achievement in itself.

With one couple saying: " Just a quick line to thank you Jackie for all of your wonderful help. . .

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John Saul Picnic & Vintage Fayre

July 29, 2016

Castlemartyr Resort is delighted to be hosting the 4th annual John Saul Picnic & Vintage Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st August 2016 from 12 noon to 5pm in aid of ‘My Place’ Midleton, Castlemartyr GAA, Castlemartyr Community Council, Mogeely Vintage and local charities in the area.

Set to be bigger and better than ever, this year’s picnic will provide, great food and a fun day for all the family, and with a large number of food stalls, the 4th annual John Saul Picnic and Vintage Fayre will be a busy and exciting day out. With entry on the day at just €5 per adult and free entry for children.

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‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly’

December 10, 2015

We all know Christmas is a time full of magic and celebrations. It’s a time where little kids faces light up, imaginations run wild and magic is created.  It's the season to be jolly, the season of goodwill and the season to make memories to last a lifetime. It's time to think outside the box and create those moments where memories will be created. We are sharing with you some festive moments where memories will be created this Christmas season... moments surrounding us here in the resort.

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Wedding Fair

December 03, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was delighted to experience the Wedding Fair at Castlemartyr Resort.

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Sentimental Wedding Ideas

June 12, 2014

You spend so much time selecting the perfect venue, choosing the right dress, hiring the best photographer, a fantastic band, a creative florist... the list goes on and on.

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ESPA Back, Face & Scalp Treatment

June 12, 2014

The ESPA Back, Face and Scalp Massage is a wonderfully indulgent treatment and should be enjoyed by all at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort.

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Airbase make-up launched at the Spa at Castlemartyr Resort

April 24, 2014

Airbase make-up, one of the most advanced products in the beauty world today has now been launched at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort.

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My Spa Blog - ESPA Pro Serum Facial

March 13, 2014

Following on from the incredible successful launch of our optimal pro skin serum we have introduced the ESPA optimal pro serum facial as our treatment of the month.

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My Spa Journey - ESPA Refining Skin Polish

February 14, 2014

On my spa journey I have decided to review some of ESPA's best loved products for sale at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort and at the moment the renew promotion is running offering a complimentary refining skin polish for with all retail purchases over €55.00 so I have decided to review this wonderful product.

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My Spa Journey - ESPA Aromatherapy Massage

February 06, 2014

As I continued on my spa journey through our spa brochure at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort I tried the ESPA Aromatherapy Massage.

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My Spa Journey - Lift & Firm Hip & Thigh Treatment

January 27, 2014

It is that time of year again when we are in search of a new miracle cure for our dreaded cellulite or body detox to compliment our new year resolutions of a new diet and exercise regime.

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My Spa Journey - Muscle Reviver

January 20, 2014

The muscle reviver is a condensed massage for those who suffer with tension related headaches and neck strain.

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My Spa Journey - ESPA Body Exfoliation & Wrap

November 12, 2013

So it is that time of year again when we are preparing to get into that wonderful cocktail dress sitting in the wardrobe and reminding you that it is time for a detox......

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My Spa Journey - Indian Head Massage

November 04, 2013

After sitting in front of a computer for most of the working week last week one of the therapists here at The Spa at Castlemartyr resort recommended that I try the Indian Head Massage.

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My Spa Journey - Reflexology

October 21, 2013

In ancient times, we stimulate reflexes naturally by walking barefoot over rocks, stones and rough ground. In today's modern world we have lost much of nature's way of maintaining a balanced and healthy equilibrium. Reflexology helps to restore this balance and promote natural health and vitality.

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My Spa Journey - Regenerating & Firming Eye Treatment

October 07, 2013

For my third week on my spa journey I tried an evening with a difference enjoyed with a group of friends perfect for celebration a special occassion or just because we are worth it....

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My Spa Journey - Star Performer Offer

September 30, 2013

This week as I continued the quest of exploring the spa brochure and discovering what each treatment had to offer, I have decided to try out the new promotion running for October called Star Performer.

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Christmas at Castlemartyr

September 27, 2013

Christmas is a time to relax, a time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and a time to share precious moments with family and friends. This Christmas dedicate yourself to the ones you love and leave the rest to us

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My Spa Journey - Balinese Massage

September 25, 2013

As a new member to The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort team I have decided to work my way through our extensive brochure of treatments over the next few months to gain a greater understanding of the treatments on offer. I am sure that it will take me serveral months to complete the full brochure with one treatment a week but by Christmas I will look and feel a million dollars after my research. I have decided to chronicle this journey in a blog so you have an opportuntity to explore these treatments with me.

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Summer Sun

July 31, 2013

Castlemarty Resort compliments summer in the same way as lemon compliments lime, individually fantastic, simply elevated when combined. 

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U.S. to Us & Us to You

June 28, 2013

The Castlemartyr resort recently hosted a number of Tauck Tour Groups. Our team wanted to extend a real feel for Irish hospitality and heritage.

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Franchini’s Opens its doors at Castlemartyr Resort

June 25, 2013

Castlemartyr Resort has added an exciting fourth dining option to what is fast becoming Ireland’s most popular “staycation” property. Franchini’s Italian Restaurant quite literally answers Ireland’s call offering an affordable and casual dining experience in the uncompromised beauty of this spectacular resort. This restaurant is very much of its time providing exceptional food offered with competitive prices and value for money that we all expect today.

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Soul Soothing Serenity

May 14, 2013

The recent sunshine cast over Castlemartyr Resort presented the perfect opportunity to take the resorts resident Irish Setters, Earl and Countess, for a walk around the magnificent grounds of the estate.
There was nothing but a breath of air as we strolled along the paddocks. Our re-acquaintance with the sun was nothing short of uplifting.

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A Titanic Fascination

April 11, 2013

R.M.S Titanic is famous the world over and as a result Cobh in County Cork attracts a huge number of visitors who want to learn more. The town in 1912 was called Queenstown and was the last port of call for the ill fated Liner.

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Could it be Magic?

March 28, 2013

Leaving close friends in the Knights Bar of the Castlemartyr Resort I wandered outside to the formal gardens to indulge in the peace and tranquillity for a moment. I took a seat on the edge of a feature fountain and gazed up at the night sky.

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