ORIGINAL IRISH HOTELS
THE WARMEST OF WELCOMES
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa is a proud member of Original Irish Hotels.
Original Irish Hotels is Ireland’s largest collection of independently owned hotels which began life back in 1986 as Manor House Hotels and Irish Country Hotels, which were established as member-owned non-profit organisations to market small independent luxury and family run properties overseas.
Our own Mary Fitzgerald was instrumental in its establishment and development and was honoured to serve as group chairperson for 18 years.
Original Irish Hotels with a difference
About Original Irish Hotels
Experience the very heart of Irish hospitality
From historic castles to chic urban boutiques, each Original Irish Hotels property is as diverse as the destinations that define them. Member hotels offer true local character and a unique, warm welcome that tells you you’re not just another room number. Together, the collection embodies the unrivalled spirit of Irish hospitality: a personal greeting, extended by a true local, in an unforgettable location.
Original Irish Hotels member properties are set in a variety of landscapes, from cosmopolitan cityscape to windswept wilderness and everything in between. Explore winding walking trails, scenic cycle tracks, sheep-trampled back lanes, or boundless open roads – and whichever path you choose to follow, you will be pointed in the right direction. Being true locals, members of Original Irish Hotels are deeply rooted in their surroundings, offering local insight and personal recommendations to help their guests to discover the true essence of where they are.
Original Irish Hotels also boasts a food offering that you simply won’t find elsewhere. Member hotels work with local producers to bring you only the best freshly caught and locally grown ingredients. Experience full Irish breakfasts fit for a king, enjoy gourmet specials worthy of the most discerning palate, and savour sensational home-cooked delights that leave you longing to return to your host’s table.
Members of Original Irish Hotels are united by a passion for offering truly memorable experiences, set apart by our individuality. And, given each property’s unique personality, no two Original Irish Hotels are the same. Members are more than just hoteliers; they are independent owners. This means any guest of any Original Irish Hotel is personally taken care of. Cross their thresholds and you’ll receive the warmest of welcomes and experience the very heart of Irish hospitality.