Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ard na Sidhe

Kingdom Come: 1. Isolde Liebherr, Jennifer Dowling & Michael Brennan; 2. Kay Bermingham & Brian Hurley; 3. Joanne McGillicuddy, Fallon Clifford & Rachel O’Shea. (Pix. Don MacMonagle)

To the Kingdom (that’s Kerry to you), for the reopening of Ard na Sidhe, the stunning country house hotel near Kilorglin that has undergone an extensive restoration and renovation project. The charming house is situated on the shores of Caragh Lake amidst 32 acres and was built by Lady Gordon in 1913.

Manager Jennifer Dowling welcomed everyone at the door and guests were able to wander around the stunning manor house and take in the newly designed bedrooms as well as wander through the magnificent Edwardian garden.

Mrs Isolde Liebherr was on hand to plant an oak tree in the gardens and guests included the new Kerry Rose of Tralee Sile Ni Dearghain, James Howley who oversaw the project and Gerry Brown and Mary Rose Hickey of Killarney Hotels.