The latest in Tourist Assistance


The Irish Tourist Assistance Service, ITAS, provides immediate support and assistance to visitors to the country who become victims of crime seven days a week and last year assisted over 800 tourist victims of crime from 45 countries across the world.

This year, the service will once again be open seven days a week and will operate their lo-call Helpline – 1890 365 700.

As the service embarks on the 2016 season, Chief Executive, Lisa Kennedy said -

Galway Hospitality Ball 2016

Galway Hospitality Ball honours Macnas and raises funds for local charity Jigsaw Galway.
The Irish Hotels Federation host a spectacular Black-Tie Hospitality Ball in association with The Restaurants Association of Ireland, Vintners Federation of Ireland and SKAL International Galway.

6th Annual Tourism Policy Workshop


20th- 22nd November 2015, Dromoland Castle

‘Policy Priorities To Facilitate The Next Growth Phase Of Irish Tourism’


Midland Regional Energy Seminar


Midland Regional Energy Seminar

Energy Saving & Renewable Energy Opportunities

Shannon College Student wins Gold Medal for Restaurant Service in World Skills competition

Alina Sile, a year 4 student at Shannon College of Hotel Management is now a world champion in Restaurant Service. Last month Alina took home the gold medal from the World Skills Competition held in Brazil. World Skills is the world’s largest education and skills competition, giving young people a much needed platform to showcase their chosen discipline on the world stage. 

The Heights Hotel, Killarney takes the crown for Best Hotel Carvery at the Great Carvery of the Year Grand Final



The Heights Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry has been crowned Ireland’s best hotel venue in the sixth annual Great Carvery of the Year competition. The winners were unveiled by Irish sporting hero Katie Taylor in front of a packed house at the Great Carvery of the Year Grand Final at the Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin.

Rockwell Hotel & Catering School Reunion

The Rockwell Reunion takes place this October
The Rockwell Hotel and Catering School, which had a major influence on traditional cooking and service in Ireland, is holding a re-union for past students on Sunday 11th Oct 2015 in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.


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