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Tanya Sweeney, Irish Independent columnist, visited during Kilkenny Restaurant Week and shares her thoughts

‘We left full as ticks’ – Kilkenny’s restaurant week dishes up a feast of Irish comfort food'| Irish Independent Feb 2022 - click to read
Gillian Nelis, one of Ireland's premier food writers, shares her review

'Memorable Feast on a Flying Visit' | Sunday Business Post June 2021 - click to read
Review of the IVVCC Brass Brigade Run on Saturday 25th August 2018

Brass Brigade at Pembroke Kilkenny 2018 - IVVCC Magazine Winter 2018
Rejuvenate At The Pembroke

The Pembroke Kilkenny has launched a treat for spa-lovers who need to relax with the Rejuvenate Package.

Arrive to an early check in and enjoy afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco followed by a signature treatment in Kilkenny’s premier health and beauty salon, Mint by Pembroke Kilkenny. Post treatment; relax in your room with views over Kilkenny Castle before exploring the city that night.

The rejuvenation package starts from €290 per night.

'Hot Additions to Ireland's Tourist Offering' Irish Examiner
'Look out across the medieval rooftops of the Marble City and marvel at the birds-eye view of Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral during Ireland's only medieval rooftop tour. Tours take place 20 - 28 August and start at 3pm from Pembroke Hotel reception on Patrick Street, Kilkenny. Booking required. Call 056 7783500 or visit www.pembrokekilkenny.com'

Kilkenny's newest beauty destination, Mint by Pembroke Kilkenny, opens


Over 200 of Kilkenny's most glamorous ladies queued up for the grand opening of the city's newest beauty, laser and shopping destination, Mint, located at the Pembroke Hotel. Kilkenny based model Karen Fitzpatrick and stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick were both in attendance, while guests were treated to makeover's courtesy of Buff Make-Up's expert team in the Contour Clinic; bespoke skin analyses; tips on the latest beauty, skincare and style trends; tasty treats and cocktails from guest mixologist Christ Hennessy.

Our journey through Ireland's Ancient East explores thousands of years of history in Wicklow, Kilkenny and Waterford


The central location of Kilkenny's smart Pembroke Hotel is a big selling point, but it's not the only one. A 1930's V8 Ford Special in the lobby harks back to its previous incarnation as Statham's Garage, and the view of the rooftop is a peach - guests can get a short historical overview on request. Contact: 0567783500 | www.pembrokekilkenny.com
One of the highest paid sports coaches in the world visited Kilkenny city over the Easter weekend.

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of the Manchester city soccer club was in Kilkenny last weekend on a flying visit after being invited over by a close friend. He also visited Cork

However, the 63-year-old was so taken with the city that he may be now on the look-out for a holiday home in the Marble city.

Pellegrini who looked relaxed during his stay, chatted amicably with staff at the four star Pembroke hotel, Patrick Street where he stayed.

He told one resident of Patrick Street that he would be very interested in a holiday home in the city but had no immediate plans to do so.

He is leaving the Manchester club at the end of the current season in May, despite having led the Blues to the English Premiership title last year.

He is understood to have secured a severance package of up to £8 million.

And while his name has been linked to a number of clubs across Europe for next season, he spent a lot of time checking out properties in the city, and in particular, Ed Donohoe's premises, just a few yards up from the Pembroke.

Mr Pellegrini was a well known soccer player in his day and before going to Manchester city, was in charge of a number of Spanish clubs, including Real Madrid.
Kilkenny’s Pembroke Hotel is celebrating becoming the South East’s only hotel to be awarded with the prestigious European Business Excellence Accreditation from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).

One of Europe’s most rigorous measurements of business performance, the Pembroke Hotel received the EFQM 4 Star Excellence Award in its first application for accreditation. The awards ceremony in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Dublin recognised the achievements of Ireland’s best-managed organisations with just 29 organisations throughout Ireland receiving the accreditation.

General Manager, Paul Broderick said that such recognition is great encouragement for the team. “We are a passionate team and over the years we have placed a lot of emphasis on training and providing a great customer service. It is fantastic to see the team’s dedication and hard work being recognised and we are very proud of this award.”

The benefits for the business are clear as he commented: “In practical terms an internationally recognized award is a major advantage in our overseas marketing as we pursue new markets”.

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