Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
Nicky Logue has been General Manager of Fitzpatrick Castle hotel for almost 4 years and has overseen double figure growth in the business over that period as well as overseeing a major refurbishment programme.
A graduate of the Shannon College of Hotel Management, Nicky spent time in Switzerland and Russia during his training and following graduation spent 11 years as a Manager working in the UK for both Principal and Paramount Hotel Groups before returning home.
As well as managing the Castle in Killiney, Nicky is Chairman of Dun- Laoghaire- Rathdown Tourism , President of SKAL Dublin for 2007 and was the winner of the Irish Hospitality Institute “Hotel Manager of the Year” for 2006.
Chef Paul Finnegan cooked for the Obama family yesterday when Michelle, Liah and Sasha had lunchn with Bono, his wife Ali and two sons in Finnegan's pub in Dalkey.
'They had a simple lunch - corned beef, cabbage, fish and chips', he said later, adding that the First Lady also had a lobster starter,
Earlier in the day the Obamas visited Glendalough where, despite the early morning midges, they enjoyed a tour of the park and Monastic City. Images of the visit, beamed around the world, showed pictures of one of Ireland's most scenic locations.
National Bike Week which is cuurently in progress has resuted in thousands of Irish people and visitors cycling on Irish roads and cycle paths.
Cycling is growing rapidly as a visitor activity with new cycle lanes in many cities and towns as well as dedicated cycle routes like the Green Way in Mayo. The successes of Irish cyclists like Dan Martin and Nicholas Roche in Europe has encouraged young people to take up the sport while the arrival of the Giro d'Italia in Ireland next year will give cycling a further boost.
National Bike Week was launched at Cork Summer Show by Minister of State Alan Kelly