Castle Hotel Blog
Team Building is a vitally important element for companies of all sizes to help motivate, unify and inspire your team and Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel offers an array of team building activities, both onsite and nearby, that can incorporated into your company event or conference.
We work with The Orchard Centre (www.orchardcentre.com) in offering fun, teambuilding activites on our private grounds including; Irish Farm Olympics (including Welly Throwing and Wheelbarrow Racing!), Bodhran Playing Workshops as well as our famous Castle Treasure Hunt! For those looking for something a bit more challenging we can also arrange Archery and Orienteering minutes from the hotel incorporating the stunning surrounds of Killiney Hill.
Our Paparazzi Challenge, which takes place in Killiney and Dalkey, is another popular option where each ‘newsgroup’ (team of 5 / 6 people) is equipped with a digital camera and a challenge book with the aim of cracking secret codes to find the location of that sought after breaking news story!
Other nearby teambuidling activity options that can be arranged by our team include, an Irish Baking Demonstration at Ballyknocken Cookery School in Wicklow, Sailing around the picturesque Dublin Bay, Kayaying or Paddle Boarding in Dalkey, Sea Safari from Dun Laoghaire Harbour or a round of golf at one of the many Championship golf courses in the area, including Dun Laoghaire Golf Club or Powerscourt Championship Golf Course.
Whatever your requirements, our experienced team will endevour to create the perfect Team Building experience. For more information you can call our experience events team today on 01 230 5443.
With the school holidays just around the corner and the weather hopefully improving in the coming weeks, our thoughts turn to planning a Summer break with family or friends. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, is delighted to launch its exclusive Summer Sale offering 20% off selected room rates during the Summer months so there really has never been a better time to plan a trip to Dublin!
Dublin City and all that it has to offer is also easily accessible with just a 20-minute train journey from the local DART station. After a full day in the bustling Capital, guests can return to the peaceful setting of Fitzpatrick Caste Hotel and take some time to relax and unwind in the hotel’s leisure centre with 20-metre swimming pool, separate children’s pool, wood sauna and jacuzzi.
Guests can also make the most of the hotel’s stunning location and enjoy a Summer stroll or a picnic in the sunshine in Killiney Hill Park, located just beside the hotel. Children wil also love a visit to the park with its fun playground that will be sure to enjoy. The picturesque village of Dalkey is also worth exploring and is located just a short walk away. Attractions here include Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre or why not enjoy a boat trip to Dalkey Island!
The four-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel enjoys a fantastic location in South County Dublin with stunning views over Dublin Bay. With 113 luxurious bedrooms and suites, two stylish restaurant & bars and a fully equipped fitness & leisure centre it offers the perfect base for a break with family of friends in Dublin this Summer.
The great value Summer sale rates are subject to availability so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. For more information or to make your reservation today, log onto www.fitzpatrickcastle.com or call the reservations team on 01 230 5400.
With Mid-Summer Day just a few days away Summer is well and truly here so we are delighted to announce that our popular ‘Bottomless Barbeque’ is back on Friday evenings offering a fantastic way to relax and unwind with family and friends, and best of all enjoy a delicious BBQ spread with no cooking!
Running from 6pm – 8pm every Friday, you can once again enjoy a bottomless barbeque with a selection of delicious meats, salads and desserts, all for just €35pp. Not to mention the bottomless Prosecco too! Or you can also enjoy a non-alcoholic drink option. Children will love our BBQ too available for just €20 per child. The ‘Bottomless Barbeque’ offers the ideal way to kick start your weekends this Summer season with live music to enjoy while you dine al fresco.
Pre-bookings and group bookings for the Bottomless Barbeque can be made by contacting us on (01) 2305400 or walk-ins on the night, subject to availability, are also welcome!
For more information log onto www.fitzpatrickcastle.com
Looking for the perfect party venue for your office Christmas get-together this festive season? Just a stone’s throw from Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Sandyford and the M50, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel has launched its fantastic line-up for Christmas while on parties 2018.
On Friday, 7th December 2018 the castle will host the first of its joiner group party nights, with the incredible Mack Fleetwood performing. While on Saturday, 15th December the second joiner party will take place with Beatles for Sale taking to the stage. Both nights set to be filled with Christmas cheer, with a festive cocktail reception on arrival, followed by a delicious 4-course meal, including DJ and late bar until 2am. And, at just 59eu per person, the night is superb value in a truly magical setting.
With its ample event spaces, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel also has a host of options available of private party nights in its extensive banqueting spaces, with prices starting from just 49eu per person.
The hotel is also offering special party night accommodation prices, starting at 99eu Single B&B mid-week and 120eu Single B&B Friday and Saturday evenings, while Double occupancy is 125eu mid-week and 150eu on Friday and Saturday.
For more information, simply contact the events team directly on 01 2305 461
International Women’s Day 2018
This Thursday, 8th March 2018, marks International Women’s Day 2018, a day which celebrates women’s achievements and calls for continued gender equality across the globe – and this year’s theme is #PressforProgress, urging women to press ahead and maintain gender equality.
The day has been celebrated for over a century and brings together women’s groups, businesses, charities and other organisations in celebrating women under the International Women’s Day banner.
Throughout our business we are proud to work with strong, independent women and we are committed to promoting women in the workplace. As a female entrepreneur I know the challenges which have been faced by women in the past and have seen a tide of change over the past decade. It is essential that as a society we continue to seek and maintain change, for equality for women and indeed all people.
There are a number of International Women’s Day events happening across the country today which will raise awareness. To read more on the day, please visit www.internationalwomensday.com
Today we celebrate our colleagues, friends and family and we will press for progress to continue to strive for gender parity.
One of Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel’s favourite seasons is about to commence, the start of the Six Nations Championships 2018.
We are looking forward to welcoming guests and locals to our Dungeon Bar to watch the fixtures live – you can’t beat the atmosphere down there and there’s been many a moment when you could hear a pin drop as it came down to a crucial penalty! With ample seating and large screens, the Dungeon provides the perfect backdrop for match viewing in the Killiney/Dalkey area.
As always, we will be serving delicious light meals and snacks in the Dungeon Bar to enjoy during the match. Pop up and try our delicious combos:
1. Any pint of Draft Beer & Chicken Wings: €10.00
2. Any pint of Draft Beer & Guinness Pie: €15.00
3. Any pint of Draft Beer & Burger: €18.00
Did you know, our Executive Chef Sean Dempsey was the official chef to the IRFU and travelled with the team to a number of overseas locations?
Here is a look at this’s years fixtures, with all times GMT:
France V Ireland Stade de France (Paris) Saturday, February 3, 4.45pm
Wales v Scotland Principality Stadium (Cardiff) Saturday, February 3, 2.15pm
Italy v England Stadio Olimpico (Rome) Sunday, February 4, 3pm
Ireland v Italy Aviva Stadium (Dublin) Saturday, February 10, 2.15pm
England v Wales Twickenham (London) Saturday, February 10, 4.45pm
Scotland v France Murrayfield (Edinburgh) Sunday, February 11, 3pm
France v Italy Orange Velodrome (Marseille) Friday, February 23, 8pm
Ireland v Wales Aviva Stadium (Dublin) Saturday, February 24, 2.15pm
Scotland v England Murrayfield (Edinburgh) Saturday, February 24, 4.45pm
Ireland v Scotland Aviva Stadium (Dublin) Saturday, March 10, 2.15pm
France v England Stade de France (Paris) Saturday, March 10, 4.45pm
Wales v Italy Principality Stadium (Cardiff) Sunday, March 11, 3pm
England v Ireland Twickenham (London) Saturday, March 17, 2.45pm
Italy v Scotland Stadio Olimpico (Rome) Saturday, March 17, 12.30pm
Wales v France Principality Stadium (Cardiff) Saturday, March 17, 5pm