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Meet the Team

Meet the Team
Padraig McGillicuddy leads a team of highly experienced and talented managers.
Our Team
Padraig McGillicuddy
Hotel Proprietor
Padraig is a 3rd generation hotelier & returned from placement in Switzerland in 2000 to take over as general manager of the hotel in 2003. He grew up in the family business & lives locally in Tralee.
Thys Vogels
Hotel Manager
Originally from Stirling in Scotland, Thys has been a member of the Ballygarry team since May 2011. Thys is married with one daughter & enjoys walking, cycling, kayaking, gardening & historic mini's!
Rimantas Romaska
Bar Manager
Cathal Nugent
Deputy General Manager
Cathal is one of our longest serving members of the Ballygarry team & has been with us for too many years to mention! Originally from Omagh in County Tyrone, Cathal now lives just outside Tralee.
Tadhg McGillicuddy
Food & Beverage Manager
Tadhg has been a member of the Ballygarry team since 2007. He is from Castleisland & is first cousin of Padraig. In his free time he enjoys gardening, sport & loves to explore scenic county Kerry.
Marie Galvin
Revenue Manager
Marie is originally from Kilflynn, just outside Tralee & has been a member of the team since January 2007. Her hobbies include baking, reading, gardening & following Kerry hurling and football.
John O'Sullivan
Head Chef
John has been working in Ballygarry House since 2012. He take great pride in sourcing local ingredients to help produce mouth watering dishes for all our guests.
Elaine young
Front Office Manager
Elaine is from the village of Causeway in North Kerry & has been a member of the team since 2007. Her favourite part of her job is welcoming guests to Ballygarry & ensuring they enjoy their stay.
Katie McQuinn
HR Manager
Katie is originally from Beaufort, Killarney & has been a member of the Ballygarry team since 2009. Banna Beach is a favourite of Katie's & she would recommend guests to take time to explore Tralee.
Gina Groves
Spa Manager
Gina has been with Ballygarry House since September 2005. Her favourite aspect of her job is working in the calm and relaxing environment of Nádúr Spa. It suits her personality!
Rimantas Romaska
Bar Manager
Originally from Lithuania, Rimantas has lived in Kerry & been a part of the team since 2005. Among his many talents, is the little known fact that he can speak five languages.
Bríd McCarthy
Restaurant Manager
Bríd is originally from Inagh Co. Clare & has been part of our team since October 2012. Her favourite things to do are hillwalking, kayaking, cycling, baking & GAA - Clare hurling/camogie of course.
Maria O' Mahony
Accommodation Manager
Maria has been with the hotel since 2007 & is originally from Fermoy in Co.Cork. Married with 2 children - Jack & Ella, Maria enjoys walking, 10k runs & of course cleaning!
Padraig Fitzgerald
Accounts Manager
Padraig is from outside Dingle in West Kerry & has been with the hotel since 2013. He strongly recommends guests explore the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way when staying at Ballygarry.