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Dublin Institute of Technology Students Win The 29th IHI Business Management Game 2014


Photo Caption from left to right: Back row - Joanne Hayes, Febvre, Fiacra Nagle MD Compass Group Ireland, Honorata Waraksa, DIT. Font row - Caroline Millar, DIT, Lara Elise Creighton, DIT, Nicky Logue FIHI, President IHI, Kate Beahan (Team Captain), DIT and Lisa Brady, DIT.

A team of 5 students, representing Dublin Institute of Technology was selected for the 2nd consecutive year as the outright winner of the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) Business Management Game 2014, in association with our new main sponsor Compass Group Ireland at AVIVA Stadium/Meetings & Events and the winning team prize sponsored by Febvre & Co.

 The team scored top marks in the competition that attracted eight teams representing young hospitality managers of the future from all over Ireland. The 29th IHI Business Management Game, which took place in the AVIVA Stadium, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is also supported by Irish Hotels Federation, HOTS and Forás na Gaeilge.


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Hospitality Trust Bingo Event 2014


Hospitality Trust Bingo 2014

Wednesday 5th March, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

“Cill Airne” Boat Restaurant Bar on the Liffey


Finger food and Cash Bar available On the Night!


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Irish Hospitality Institute - Social Gatherings 2014

Please join us at the Irish Hospitality Institute Social Gatherings 2014 on the first Thursday of the month from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. This is an opportunity to meet and network with industry colleagues informally and socially.

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Press Release- IHI Founders' Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards 28th November 2013


Press Release

Shortlisted Candidates

Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards 2013

Thursday 28th November, The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin.
Drinks Reception From 6.00pm/ Dinner Call,7.00pm/ Black Tie.



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Places Are Limited Therefore It Is Advisable To Book Early.
For Further Information, Please Contact;
The Irish Hospitality Institute
68 Pembroke Road
Dublin 4
Phone: 01 662 4790


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Fellows & Patrons Evening Event & Overnight Stay 2013


Fellows & Patrosn Evening Event & Overnight Stay

Thursday 5th September 2013

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Pictured above Fellows & Patrons of the IHI enjoying their time at the IHI Fellows & Patrons Evening Event & Overnight Stay in Slieve Donard Resort & Spa.

The IHI President, Nicky Logue MIHI alongside John D Toner L.FIHI as Chair of the College of Fellows resided over the Annual Fellows & Patrons Evening Event of the Irish Hospitality Institute.The event commenced with all guests treated to afternoon tea in the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Co. Down. A guided tour hosted by David McAnirn (Blue Badge Tour Guide) of the Mourne Mountains was the afternoon adventure. On return to Slieve Donard Resort & Spa all guests were then treated before evening dinner to a storytelling by Sam Moore about the history of Slieve Donard Mountain.  


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IHI Summer BBQ & Evening Entertainment 2013


 Irish Hospitality Institute Summer BBQ & Evening Entertainment 2013

The Conrad Hotel, Dublin.

Thursday July 25th, 2013

From Left to right, Nicky Logue MIHI President of IHI, Declan Saunders, Tindal Wine Merchants, Natasha Kinsella FIHI,CEO of the IHI, Nigel Werner, Tindal Wine Merchants.

 120 members and guests of the Institute were welcomed to some fabulous organic & biodynamic Prosecco,wines & Chardonnay range kindly sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants hosted in the impressive grounds that was The Conrad Hotel, Dublin. The group were spoilt for choice as The Conrad, Dublin treated everyone to a sumptuous BBQ with an array of delicious food and refreshing beverages which was consumed yesterday by all delegates present.

Guests caught up with fellow colleagues of the industry in a relaxed and stress free setting. The Institute would like to thank Martin Mangan MIHI, General Manager /Director and all his team at The Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Anthony Tindal and Declan Saunders from Tindal Wine Merchants and finally Susan Kennedy from Lensmen Photography.


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The Irish Hospitality Institute
68 Pembroke Road
Dublin 4
01 662 4790



Fellows & Patrons Evening Event 2013


Fellows & Patron Evening Event 2013

Thursday 5th September 2013

Sumptuous Dinner, Overnight Stay in Slieve Donard & Mourne Mountains Guided Tour

Dress Code: Smart Casual


Due to limited places bookings will only be confirmed with payment so BOOK NOW!

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For Further Information, Please Contact:

The Irish Hospitality Institute

68 Pembroke Road


Dublin 4

Tel: 01 662 4790


IHI Sizzling BBQ 2013- Thursday 25th July 2013- The Conrad Hotel, Dublin.


IHI Sizzling Summer BBQ & Entertainment 2013

Thursday 25th July 2013 - The Conrad Hotel, Dublin

Champagne Reception & Wine Over Dinner Kindly Sponsored By

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Should you wish to book accomodation for the night of Thursday the 25th July 2013 please contact:

Karen Hoff at The Conrad Hotel, Dublin on 01 602 89 34 or email

 Please reference the IHI Summer BBQ to avail of the special rate:

20 rooms at a special offer rate of €100.00 per single room & €110.00 per double room B&B for the night of July 25th.


Once the 20 rooms are sold, rooms are then based on availability.



Jumeirah Leader urges us to remain committed to the Hospitality Industry while emphasising the Importance of the Sector in further Employment & Development of Personnel at The IHI National Managers' Conference 2013

Photo Caption Left-Right: Natasha Kinsella FIHI, CEO, Irish Hospitality Institute, Gerald Lawless, President & Group CEO, Jumeirah Group & Fergal O'Connell FIHI, President, Irish Hospitality Institute.

Gerald Lawless, President & Group CEO of Jumeirah Group urged hospitality professionals to remain committed to the industry and encouraged young people to be able to travel overseas to seek experience in order to bring their expertise and knowledge back to Ireland.

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Press Release - IHI Founders' Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards 29th November 2012



Press Release

Shortlist Candidates

IHI Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards 2012


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his year in advance of the night, we intend selling 100 Golden Tickets. Tickets would cost €50 and there will be 100 tickets on sale, with 100 prizes on offer, so if you buy a ticket you are guaranteed a prize.  We are asking all our members if they wish to provide from their business one of those golden ticket prizes please. Main Sponsors



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IHI Summer Sizzling BBQ 2012 - Thursday 19th July - Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel, Killiney



IHI Summer Sizzling BBQ 2012

Thursday 19th July - Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel, Killiney

Wine Reception kindly sponsored by


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Places are limited therefore it is advisable to book early

 Should you wish to book accommodation for the night of Thursday 19th July 2012 please contact reservations

at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel on 01 2305 400

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Please reference the IHI Summer BBQ to avail of the rate,   

€79 room only or €89 B&B

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Hospitality Managers' Conference and AGM 2012

Hospitality Managers Conference and AGM 2012

"Business Succession Through Team Progression"

Thursday 17th May 2012

Aviva Stadium, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


Dave Magrogan - Owner CEO,

Mary Rose Stafford MIHI - Manager of the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism of Ireland, IT Tralee

John Brennan FIHI - Chief Executive,Jurys Inns

Imelda Rey - Head of Engagement and Communications for the Gathering Team,Fáilte Ireland

David Malone - Head of Information, The Pensions Board

Ray Keaney FIHI - Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management at IT Tallaght

Niall O'Farrell - CEO, Blacktie (Dragon, RTE Dragons' Den)

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Vikings return to Clontarf

Tourism Ireland invited a group of influential travel and lifestyle journalists – from Norway, Sweden and Denmark – to attend last weekend’s Battle of Clont


arf re-enactment and to visit some of our other Viking-related sites and attractions in Waterford and elsewhere around Ireland.

During their time in Waterford, the journalists enjoyed a guided tour of the Viking Triangle, which included a visit to Reginald’s Tower and the Waterford Museum of Treasures. Their itinerary was designed by Fáilte Ireland.

They are pictured with with Desmond Burke, Tourism Ireland (fourth left), and Donnchadh Ó Ceallacháin, Waterford Museum of Treasures (second right), at Reginald’s Tower in Waterford.

Tourism Ireland is using the 1,000th anniversary of the famous Battle of Clontarf as a ‘hook’ to shine a spotlight on Waterford and Ireland in Scandinavia right now. A busy programme of PR and publicity activity, as well as social media, is reminding prospective holidaymakers there about the historical links between their countries and ours – and inviting them to come and discover the many sites and attractions in Ireland with Viking connections.

Aileen Hickey, Tourism Ireland’s manager for the Nordic region, said: “The 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf presents us with a wonderful opportunity to shine a spotlight on Waterford and Ireland in Scandinavia and remind people in Norway, Sweden and Denmark about the historical links between their countries and ours. As well as highlighting last weekend’s re-enactment of the Battle of Clontarf, we are inviting Scandinavians to come and discover some of the many fascinating sites and attractions in Ireland with Viking connections during 2014.”




Search for Tourism Towns

Fáilte Ireland today opened applications from eligible towns across the country for the 2014 Tourism Towns Award – eligible towns are those ranked in the top 100 TidyTowns for 2013 and the closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd May 2014.

In a change to previous years, the 2014 process will honour two overall winners – Best Small Town and Best Large Town each winning €5,000 along with marketing and development supports from Fáilte Ireland.

The award, now in its third year, is all about recognising Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists.  Last year Kilkenny took home the overall crown with Portmagee the inaugural award in 2012.

Officially opening the call for applications, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring said –

“This award is all about recognising Irish towns and villages which have really gone the extra mile to make Ireland even more attractive for tourists.  Tourism isn’t just a business, it’s a community industry and that’s why the whole community has a role in supporting tourism.  I would encourage all the eligible towns to apply this year and look forward to hearing the overall winners later in the year.”

The award will continue to focus on how participating towns have developed their local area in the following key tourism areas:

Sense of Place – How the town tells its own unique story to visitors, what’s special about it, and what distinguishes it from other towns.

Local Involvement - How the local community works together to provide an authentic visitor experience.

Tourism Experiences – What the town has to offer visitors.

Promotion of the town – How the town takes a unified approach to marketing and promoting the town into a “tourism town”.

Fiona Buckley, Head of Experience Development with Fáilte Ireland emphasised the important characteristics of a tourism town and the how the award scheme seeks to recognise them:

“For us a good tourism town is all about the role of the community in welcoming visitors and telling the story of the local area which all add significantly to the enjoyment that visitors have.”