Killashee Hotel recently (Tuesday 25th June 2024) hosted its Long Service Awards, which recognise staff members for their dedication of long-standing service. This is a formal ceremony to acknowledge and award staff members who have served 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service with a certificate and gift.

Killashee Hotel now employees 343 people representing 22 different nationalities who work across the hotel, spa, leisure centre and estate. Over the past two years, since FBD Hotels & Resorts acquired the hotel, the number has grown by over 100 additional people.

In total the hotel celebrated 465 years of experience of significant milestone and work anniversaries The highest length of service is 23 years of service Margaret McConville who works in the banqueting department while Orla McCabe Director of Sales & Marketing, celebrated 22 years. A total of 43 employees were celebrating five and more years of service with Killashee.

20 Years plus Milestone

From left to right- back row- Ger Alley General Manger, David Kelly CEO of FBD Hotels & Resorts

From left to right- front row- Magda Egan Head of HR & People, Orla McCabe, Marion Kirwan, Nuala Hayes, Urve Nomm, Natalie Smith Group Head of People at FBD Hotels & Resorts.

15 Years Milestone

(From left to right) Magda Egan Head of HR & People, Lenny Havens, Ger Alley General Manager

Commenting at the awards Ger Alley, General Manager at Killashee said; “What makes Killashee special are the people that work within the hotel and their passion to deliver excellent service to all the guest. People are at the front and centre of the hotel strategy for growth and development. It’s a positive company culture underpinned by core values where people are encouraged to be the best and reach their full potential”

Killashee Hotel was awarded the Best Employer mark based on all employee survey completed with Workbly and achievement of Great Places to Work certification in November. The hotel is part of FBD Hotels & Resorts that is owned by farmer-owned investment company, Farmer Business Developments Plc. One of Ireland’s leading hotel groups, its portfolio of six luxury four-star and four-star superior hotels and resorts include The Heritage in Laois, Killashee Hotel in Kildare, Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, Faithlegg in Waterford, and La Cala Resort and Sunset Beach Club on the Costa del Sol in Spain. Headquartered in Ireland, FBD Hotels & Resorts employs 1,800 people across its hotel and resort portfolio.

5 Years Milestone

(from left to right front) Karolina Kumorek, Katarzyna Lazicka, Emma Crowe, Jacqueline Butler, Leighann Guinan, Mark Sheenan, Dorota Szcepaniak

10 Years Milestone

(from left to right) Tomasz Gielecinski, Ciaran O’Connor, Sinead Lawlor, Greg Kelly, Amanda O’Reilly, Ion Cocieru.


From left to right- back row- Karolina Kumorek, Magda Egan, Mark Sheenan, Ciaran O’Connor, Giedre Buivydyte, Tomasz Gielecinski, Stephen Riordan, Orla McCabe, Ger Alley, David Kelly, Claudia Vaorin, Margaret Lambe, Sinead Lawlor, David Higgins, Lisa Kelly, Jenea Sarmaniuc, Ligita Vilka, Emma Crowe, Dorota Szcepaniak, Amanda O’Reilly

From left to right- front row- Jacqueline Butler, Svetlana Cerepanova, Yvonne Schwer, Katarzyna Lazicka, MD Shaker, Greg Kelly, Nuala Hayes, Urve Nomm, Natalie Smith, Leighann Guinan, Marion Kirwan, Ion Cocieru, Evan Dillon

Certification of Long Service Achievement

Back Row- Left to right- David Higgins, Lisa Kelly, Yvonne Schwer, Giedre Buivydyte, Claudia Vaorin, Stephen Riordan

Front Row: Evan Dillon, Margaret Lambe, MD Shaker, Svetlana Cerepanova, Jenea Sarmaniuc


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Suzanne Monks