Ballygarry House was built in the 18th Century as a majestic landowner’s house surrounded by an orchard and a boundary wall, which can be seen at the Western side of the building today. It was bought by the Lawlor family during the 20th century and was later purchased by a group of local businessmen in 1958 one of whom was Gene McGillicuddy. It was converted into a hotel and renamed “The Manhattan Hotel”.
The hotel was taken over by Owen McGillicuddy who returned from Switzerland in November 1968. His training soon reflected in the hotel’s performance, as it became one of Kerry’s best loved venues. The Manhattan was renamed Ballygarry House again in the early 80’s. A major redevelopment in the late 90’s, led to a new hotel being built around the original features of the house, launching Ballygarry House into the new Millennium.
Since the turn of the Millennium the third Generation of Hotelier, Owen’s son Padraig, has been leading the hotel and transforming it to the most luxurious hotel in Tralee and North Kerry.
Padraig has overseen the development of Nádúr Spa, The Pavilion, additional bedrooms and the refinement of the hotels gardens. This hotel in Kerry offers great value spa hotel breaks. Relax during your break and let Padraig and his team ensure you have an enjoyable stay.
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