The Great Southern Hotel Killarney recently celebrated its 165thbirthday by unveiling a new history wall in the hotel.

The wall, a pictorial history of the hotel brings guests through the fascinating journey of the hotel from its opening in 1854 right through to present day.

celebrates an historic milestone as the hotel turns 165 years.  Celebrations commenced on Sunday June 30with a summer garden party held for all staff. The day’s activities culminated with the cutting of a giant 165 shaped cake baked by the hotel’s head chef, which was enjoyed by guests and staff alike in the hotel’s gardens.

“For all of us involved at Great Southern, past and present, we are so proud to be part of such an incredible piece of history in the town of Killarney. Through the highs and lows since the birth of Irish tourism, Great Southern has been to the fore, from accommodating some of the world’s most faces to incarcerating unfortunate unwilling guests, Great Southern has an incredible history and we are honoured to be today’s generation of leaders and to turn the next page on this hotel’s great history,” said owner Joe Scally.

Built in 1854 the Great Southern Killarney has been a focal point of the bustling tourist town since its opening, welcoming guests from all across the globe.

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