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Muckross Park Hotel & Spa Killarney has received many accolades over the years from institutions, the hotel industry and accreditation bodies

Recently the hotel won the following awards


Golfer's Guide to Ireland Best Boutique Golf Hotel 2018


Irish Accommodation Standards Institute's Supreme Awards 5 Star 2017

2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence in Yew Tree Restaurant 2017

Irish Restaurant Association Best Hotel Restaurant in Kerry 2017

Traveller's Choice Award Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Ireland 2017 Trip Advisor


RSVP Wedding Venue of the Year 2016

Traveller's Choice Award Top 20 Hotel in Ireland 2016 Trip Advisor


Gold Medal Award for Best Restaurant on the Wild Atlantic Way 2015


World Luxury Spa Award Best Spa in Ireland 2014

Spa Finder & Wellness: Favourite Wellness Travel Spa in Ireland 2014 Top 15 Luxury Hotels in Ireland 2014

Irish Accommodation Standards Institutes Gold Medal 2013 & 2014


AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence 2013

RSVP Best Luxury Spa 2013 Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Ireland 2013


Irish Accommodation Standards Institute’s Supreme Award 2012

Munster Wedding Venue of the Year 2012 (Southern Brides)


World Luxury Spa Award 2011 for Best Spa in Ireland


Latest Press Release 25 November 2017  

Kevin Dundon’s Christmas Cookery Demonstration at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney

Muckross Park Hotel and Spa were delighted to present an evening with renowned TV Chef Kevin Dundon on Friday 24th November. Irish Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon is a television personality and author of the book, “Full on Irish: Contemporary Creative Cooking”. Kevin Dundon is the owner of Dunbrody Country House Hotel, in County Wexford, which also houses the Dunbrody Cookery School.

Over 130 guests attended this unique evening which commenced with a drinks reception at 7.00pm. On the night, Kevin Dundon presented a Christmas themed Cookery Demonstration, giving insightful tips on some of his favourite recipes.

Following the demonstration, guests enjoyed a festive Gourmet dinner designed by Kevin Dundon. The delectable meal included Pan seared Scallops with cider glaze and cauliflower puree, Roasted turkey with fig and walnut stuffing and homemade gravy served with Caramelised Brussels sprouts with chorizo, Roasted Parmesan carrots and Duck fat Roast potatoes. Dessert was Chocolate roulade with Christmas Pudding cream.

Speaking on the night Hotel Deputy General Manager Daniel O’Connor said “I am delighted to welcome Kevin Dundon to Muckross Park Hotel. The night is a fantastic experience, seeing one of Ireland’s well-known chefs & authors on stage demonstrating his skills and sharing tips and advice on how to create the perfect Christmas dinner.”

Nestled in the heart of Killarney’s National Park, the 5 star Muckross Park Hotel & Spa has been recognised for its culinary excellence with its Yew Tree Restaurant voted Kerry’s Best Hotel Restaurant this year, also awarded two AA Rosettes and, winning Best Restaurant on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way last year. Led by Executive Chef & Kerry native John O'Leary, the dedicated team have created a wonderful dining experience featuring the finest ingredients from along the famous Wild Atlantic Way driving route. Yew Tree Restaurant provides the ideal location for a special occasion, anniversary, Christmas party or event.

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Contact: Sheila O’Callaghan


Phone: 064 662 3402

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