A brand new look for Redbarn
Last summer’s management buyout of the Quality Hotel Resort has seen a major refurbishment programme, spearheaded by Owner/Manager, Allen McEnery. Returning guests will notice how the new colour schemes has brightened up the interior. A welcome addition to the bar is the plan to build an enclosed Beer Garden in the terrace section. The Leisure Centre has a new eco-friendly heating system that will reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint, and Wi-Fi is now available in the complex’s apartments.
Big changes are also afoot in the food service. “With our new chef, Kieran O’Shaughnessy, we have developed a brand new food ethos for the hotel with new menus for both the Coast Bar and Lannigan’s Restaurant,” Allen noted. “Imagine the aromas of freshly made bread and mouth-watering pizzas? Well, this is certainly going to be the case! We will be producing much more fresh, in-house fare, with a focus on quality home-made foods. Kieran is passionate about fresh locally sourced produce, so there will be many healthier options. For self-catering guests seeking take-away’s, we have purchased an Italian pizza oven and will now be making our pizza from scratch. Oriental fare will also be available on the property for those looking for a slightly spicy alternative.
Originally from Co Westmeath, Kieran has impressive international background. He trained at the Dorchester Hotel in London’s Park Lane under its famed head chef, Aiden Byrne, who just happens to be the youngest ever Michelin star chef! From there, Kieran went to New York’s East Village for one year, before returning to England to one of Liverpool’s finest restaurants, Gusto on the Dock. Cork is now Kieran’s home, and he has worked with the Garryvoe and Walter Raleigh Hotels, and most recently, at the very popular El Vino Tapas Restaurant in Cork City. The Kitchen Team is going to be very much a family affair, with Kieran’s soon to be wife, Aleksandra Starosolska, joining the squad. Aleksandra comes from Barry’s in Douglas”.
With the beach just outside the door and an indoor swimming pool, family fun is always high on the agenda. Kids Camp and evening Dolphin Club takes place during school holidays and on weekends. The very popular Cinema Club features a range of 3D movies with glasses provided. Activities include beach games, arts & crafts, tag rugby, soccer, GAA and mini Olympics. For the Easter Holidays, special eggy events are planned! These include disco parties, Easter Egg hunts, and a Fairy Treasure Hunt – sure to keep the children happy!
Remember the best family holiday you had when you were small? The sea, rippling gently over the silver sand as the tide came in. Maybe it was at a beachside holiday location like Redbarn! Why not click on the QHY website today and make plans for a great tomorrow!
Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre Youghal is an ideal family holiday location, just a stone’s throw from Redbarn’s Blue Flag Beach. The resort offers guests the best of both worlds, from exceptional hotel facilities to a range of self-catering choices, including 2-bedroom apartment suites, or 3 and 4-bedroom holiday homes.