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.
Ireland is a proud nation. Our country has dramatically changed, developing, diminishing, diversifying but ultimately surviving with an unchanged tradition of warmth and generosity. The Irish culture is a fine balance of engaging interaction and camaraderie. Known throughout the world for our hospitality, the Castlemartyr Resort brings to the fore this cultural tradition for which we are renowned.
The Castlemartyr resort recently hosted a number of Tauck Tour Groups. Our team wanted to extend a real feel for Irish hospitality and heritage. Our Guests arrived to the estate passing by an 800yr old Knights Templar Castle as the coach made its way up the meandering driveway of the grounds. The imposing Castle not only testifies to the fascinating backdrop of the estate but also lends insight into the history that became part of the fabric of the Ireland we know today. Arriving to the spectacular 17th Century Manor of the Resort our guests received the internationally renowned, warm welcome. The Manor House at Castlemartyr effortlessly exhibits the outstanding craftsmanship and architectural influences of the 1600’s. Impeccably restored it is a shining example of Irish workmanship and specialised craft excellence. It is wonderful to be able to share our culture so proudly with International guests.
Executive Chef Kevin Burke created a traditional menu using locally sourced ingredients, some of which are grown on the estate, to ensure an authentic, bespoke experience was had by all. The resort was ablaze with country estate activities including Horse Drawn Carriage tours, Archery and Laser Pigeon shooting. The national sport of Hurling was introduced by our very own Mr Brian Herlihy and two junior inter county hurling players who currently work at the resort. Mr Herlihy organised hurleys for each participant before bringing the sport alive on Mitchell’s Lawn . The clash of the ash echoed through the parklands as our American guests delighted in this, most cherished, Irish sport.
In these times of sovereign, economic hardship it was great to see Ireland’s reputation be so gracefully upheld and experienced. We hope that our guests will not only remember the warm welcome and fond farewell of Castlemartyr but also the proud Irish traditions we so proudly shared.Hotel Cork