Frank shines spot­light on ho­tels in new book

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

SOME of Wick­low’s most fa­mous ho­tels are in­cluded in a new book by Bray au­thor Frank Corr.

‘Ir­ish Ho­tels – A Cel­e­bra­tion’ was launched by the Ir­ish Ho­tels Fed­er­a­tion dur­ing its an­nual con­fer­ence at the Slieve Rus­sell Ho­tel in County Ca­van.

The book records the 80 years of the fed­er­a­tion through the eyes of its pres­i­dents – from Josie Mon­gan, the Con­nemara hote­lier and Dail deputy who was the founder pres­i­dent in

1937 to Joe Dolan of the Bush Ho­tel, Car­rick on Shan­non, who com­pleted his two-year term of of­fice at the con­fer­ence.

Wick­low ho­tels fea­tured in the book in­clude Ti­nakilly House and Hunters Ho­tel, both in Rath­new, and the Wood­en­bridge Ho­tel in the Vale of Avoca.

The book also records the role of ho­tels in Ir­ish his­tory, the de­vel­op­ment of tourism, the con­tri­bu­tion of the ho­tel sec­tor to the econ­omy, sto­ries of some of Ire­land’s ho­tel fam­i­lies, the evo­lu­tion of tech­nol­ogy and the ‘game chang­ers’ who changed the course of Ir­ish ho­tel-keep­ing.

This is the 10th book by Frank Corr, who is also a jour­nal­ist and web­site pub­lisher. His pre­vi­ous works have in­cluded bi­ogra­phies, a novel and sev­eral books about Ir­ish tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity.

Frank will be de­liv­er­ing the three-day writ­ing break ‘Mem­oirs are Made of This’ in Done­gal next month. The three-day break will in­clude tu­to­ri­als on me­moir writ­ing, dis­cus­sions on cur­rent projects, creative writ­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, work­shop ses­sions, lively din­ner dis­cus­sions, a cook­ery demon­stra­tion and wine-tast­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact deirdre@har­veys­ or Frank on

Frank Corr with his wife Irene at the launch of his new book, ‘Ir­ish Ho­tels –A Cel­e­bra­tion’.

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