The Fairways Hotel creates 110 jobs for the border town

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Marking a new chapter in its history, the four-star Fairways Hotel, Dundalk opened today Friday 8th November 2019, following an extensive build with a €12 million investment, and the creation of 110. This iconic Dundalk property dates back to the 1960s and was for many decades a cherished destination in the north-east of Ireland. In November 2015, the site of the former Fairways Hotel was purchased by successful businessman and former hotelier, Pat O’Callaghan, who committed to bringing new life to hospitality in his hometown region. The rebuild of the Fairways Hotel was carried out by East Coast Catering, led by owner and Dundalk-native, Pat O’Callaghan, together with company directors, Denis Williams and Brian Byrne. 

Speaking at the private launch event to an audience of over 300 guests yesterday afternoon, owner and director, Pat O’Callaghan said “It is an honour to return to my hometown of Dundalk, to build a brand new hotel on the Fairways Hotel site from the ground up and revive this iconic property together with iNUA Hospitality. With our investment in Dundalk and the creation of 110 employment opportunities at the Fairways Hotel, we hope to refresh hospitality in the northeast, at this particularly crucial time for our region.”

At the official opening of the Fairways Hotel Dundalk Left Pat O Callaghan owner, Stephen Kenny ROI manager U21 and Denis Williams Company Director Photo Jimmy Weldon, the People’s Photographer.

The Fairways Hotel Dundalk has been reimagined to embrace the needs of today’s leisure and business guests, as well as the local community. The hotel boasts 113 rooms and suites, wedding venue facilities, and a conference centre with capacity for 900 attendees. Multiple dining experiences will be offered on-site at The Brasserie restaurant, including daily brunch, lunch, and dinner, evening entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as Sunday Lunch. State-of-the-art technology and modern design feature through-out, with unique features such as Terabyte WiFi, key-card technology enabling guests to check-in on their mobile in advance of arrival, Chromecast TVs and e-car charging spaces.

The Fairways Hotel officially introduced its contemporary look yesterday afternoon, with a lunch complete with Boyne Valley buffet and drinks reception in the luxurious Blackrock Ballroom.  Speaking about the official launch, owner and Director Pat O’Callaghan said; “We’re delighted to have opened the doors to the Fairways Hotel in one of the most picturesque locations in Dundalk and I’m extremely proud to announce 110 new employees to our hotel”.

Fairways Hotel General Manager, Andrew Walker said “we’re excited to introduce The Fairways Hotel today to some of our key corporate and business clients and partners at our official Boyne Valley lunch event. We have an excellent team on board and together with our Directors, Owners and iNua hospitality it’s an exciting time for The Fairways Hotel Dundalk”.