MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF HOSPITALITY
FOUR BED B&B TO FOUR-STAR HOTEL
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, which is a founding member of Original Irish Hotels, began life more than 40 years ago as a four-bedroomed bed and breakfast (B&B) run by Mary and Dick (RIP) Fitzgerald as a way to supplement their farming income. Today, it is an 89-room award-winning four-star hotel employing more than 200 people.
Having undergone two extensions creating an additional 16 bedrooms at a cost of IR£265,000, the B&B became Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel in 1983. In 1991, the family decided to expand again and invested IR£1.8m in building an extra 20 bedrooms, the bar, reception area, banqueting space and the public areas still enjoyed by guests today.
This was further added to in 1995 and 1997 when a further 26 bedrooms and Timmy Macs Bistro were added at a cost of IR£1m. In 1999, the family invested a further IR£3.3m adding a leisure centre and 37 more rooms followed by an additional €4.5 million investment in 2007 which built the award-winning Revas Spa. A €1 million refurbishment project carried out in 2014/15 led to Fáilte Ireland awarding the hotel four-star status.
More recently, the Fitzgerald Family has invested more than €1 million on their Fitzgerald Suite ballroom and gardens, as well as Mary’s Organic Garden.