Let us Introduce you to our dedicated team at Killaloe Hotel & Spa who passionately care about each and every guest experience. Our warm and welcoming team go above and beyond to provide an introduction to genuine Irish charm and a truly authentic experience from the moment you step through our doors.
Originally hailing from Dublin, but now living in Laois with his wife and two French bulldogs, Molly & Mo, David brings over 20 years of hospitality experience and has seen it all!
A natural with people, David is also a lover of golf and enjoys everything Italian, especially the red wine. Luckily, we offer one of his favourites on the menu - ' Tenuta Giglio Montepulciano', this may be why he decided to join the team here! Enjoys a glass in our upstairs cocktail bar overlooking the marina- a view hard to beat!
David looks forward to being an integral part of Killaloe Hotel and Spa exciting journey.
We are delighted to have Richard leading the team in the kitchen serving up some of the freshest and tastiest food available.
Richard is a reasonably local family man with two little ones (He is from Limerick actually but we keep that quiet!). Served some of his formative years under the watchful guidance of renowned local chef Anthony O'Rourke. Richard lists fishing on Lough Derg as one of his favourite pastimes, so you can be assured of fresh fish always!
With a degree in psychology and more than twenty years' experience in some of Ireland's most prestigious hotels Eugene is a firm believer that teamwork really does make the dreamwork!
All perfectly summarized in his favourite quote:
'Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the me for the we.'
– Phil Jackson
Eugene's favourite thing about Killaloe Hotel & Spa is that every day is different and that there is such a great camaraderie among the team already, despite only working together since June.
When not taking care of things at the hotel Eugene's hobbies include soccer, surfing, listening to music, and spending time with his family!
Niall originally hails from Nenagh in County Tipperary, close enough to Killaloe so we are happy to have him! Niall studied Business with German in the University of Limerick, and then went on to Major in HR, which led him to join our team. Niall is a big fan of sports, especially hurling, and he plays for his local club Nenagh Éire Óg so we know he is a great team player!
Niall's favourite part of working at Killaloe Hotel & Spa is the delicious food served in O'Brien's Bar. His favourite meal to order is the Hail Caesar! wrap, served with our delicious fresh-cooked chips and a mini salad.
A favourite quote of Niall's, once said by the great Brian O'Driscoll, is "Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."
Originally from Portroe, in County Tipperary. Aine is no stranger to the beautiful locality of Ballina-Killaloe.
Aine studied Animation and Motion design for 4 years in Limerick College of Art and Design. She then went on to study a Postgraduate higher diploma in Digital Marketing in LIT. With years of experience working in the luxury events industry Aine brings a flare of creativity and Innovation to Killaloe Hotel and Spa.
A successful and talented artist, Aine's hobbies include both Art and Painting.
A big dog lover, she enjoys bringing her two dogs Peanut the Jack Russell and Lady the Doberman for scenic walks up Moylussa.
Aine's favourite thing about working at Killaloe Hotel and Spa is the welcoming staff and the beautiful view of Kincora Harbour.
Aine's go-to lunch order is the ‘Delectable Seafood Chowder’.
A firm believer in the of the law of attraction, Aine believes that positive thoughts have the ability to bring positive results.
Her top quote to live by is ‘what's meant to be will always find its way’
What’s your favourite thing about working here/ in the industry?
My favourite thing is to make people laugh and to make their day better. To show sale skills and ensure people come back because the service provided was of top quality.
What is the most interesting day at work that you have had?
The most interesting day I have had in this industry was when a guy got fired (in a previous job) and the barman had the day off. This day ended up being the busiest day in the history of the business. I served over 400 tables that day all by myself. The feeling afterwards was amazing as I had made 0 mistakes.
Where do you think the best seat in the hotel is and why?
I think that the best seat in the house in table 17. As it is in the corner and has comfortable sofas which make everything better. This table is comfortable, bright and romantic.