TV PRESENTER Kathryn Thomas was back in Kilkea Castle last week for the official opening of the luxurious new spa at the 12th century castle hotel resort.
Kathryn admitted that she had been overcome with emotion driving up the avenue and had enjoyed a quiet little cry in the walled garden prior to carrying out the official launch of the spa as she recalled her wedding there just six weeks previously.
Owners Jay and Christy Cashman from Boston joined General Manager Aidan O’Sullivan in welcoming guests to celebrate the launch of the luxurious new spa, following an extensive €2 million investment.
The spa offers both day and overnight packages with a range of treatments on offer, using products from Elemis, in the spa suite which includes treatment rooms, a fantastic hydrotherapy pool and luxurious relaxation room.
The next phase in the development of the Kilkea Castle resort will be the launch of their new conference facilities which are nearing completion.
Among those at the launch were style guru Lorraine Keane, broadcaster Nuala Carey, beauty expert Elaine Butler Doolin and infamous rally driver Rosemary Smith.
Located just an hour’s drive from Dublin, Kilkea Castle is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland, boasting a rich history. The charming 12th century estate, surrounded by 180 acres of lush woodland, is the perfect base to explore Ireland’s Ancient East. www.kilkeacastle.ie