It was already quite the year for Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee, marking six decades in business in 2018, under three generations of the McGillicuddy family.
And then came news it was listed in the top five hotels in Ireland in this year’s TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards. An investment of €12.9m cul- minated in 2016 and 2017 with the building of a casual dining area ‘The Brasserie’, a rehaul of the hotel bar and a refurbished and extended dining room, called ‘Restaurant 58’ to celebrate the year the hotel was opened. Guests evidently approved. Can’t stay in Tralee for the full experience? Then book in for afternoon tea — a steal at just €20 per person.