About Cahernane House Hotel
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About Us

There's more to Cahernane

Welcome to Cahernane House Hotel where we take pride in making Killarney’s best kept secret a luxurious home from home for all our guests. Mostly due to the warmth of our wonderful staff and the effort they make to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

We are delighted to have received many prestigious awards and accolades over the years, all of which are attributable to what Cahernane does best – excelling in the art of hospitality.

We are devoted to protecting the environment and committed to the responsible use of energy, water and minerals. We take responsibility for the environmental impact of how we run our business very seriously and this ethos is instilled throughout our team. 

We are also committed to our community and contribute to society by sponsoring local clubs, charities and societies.

Meet The Cahernane Team

We can't wait to meet you.

The guests at Cahernane House Hotel never fail to mention the wonderful team who work hard to make their stay a very special and memorable one. We believe that every member of the team at Cahernane plays an equal part in making our customers feel welcome with no request ever too big. Now you can get to know their smiling faces before you even arrive!


General Manager

Emer has been working at Cahernane House Hotel since 2016, managing the hotel and ensuring each guest that walks through the door has a relaxing and memorable stay as well as leading her team to a four star standard and beyond. Emer as an individual can be described as the life of Cahernane with her passion shining through in her everyday contact with both the team and guests of Cahernane House Hotel.


Head Chef

Cormac Vesey is our new Executive Head Chef and will take you on an exciting culinary journey. His focus on food provenance and seasonal ingredients lie at the heart of everything he does and is the cornerstone of his cooking. A native of Co. Meath, he has had a flair for cooking from a very early age. Cormac has honed his skills in kitchens in New Zealand, England, Canada, and the South of France, which he brought back to Cahernane House Hotel.


Restaurant Manager

Aileen hails from the Philippines and has worked as our Restaurant Manager since 2013. She oversees all aspects of the Herbert Restaurant, our fine dining restaurant and she ensures all her guests leave the dining room with a smile on their face. She has a fantastic team with her to look after all you for breakfast and dinner.


Front Office


Accommodation Manager


Head Porter


Night Porter


The Cellar Bar


Restaurant Supervisor


Herbert Restaurant

History of Cahernane

Much more to tell

Cahernane House Hotel is steeped in history. Constructed in 1877, the property
was completely renovated in 2017, rejuvenating and modernising
the facilities while at the same time, respecting its roots, its identity,
its originality and its personality. Follow the intriguing  history of Cahernane House, from family home to to award winning luxury destination. 

Awards & Critic Reviews

We're winners

We are delighted to have been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, along with the title of Ireland’s Best Country House and Guest Experience at the 2019 Hotel and Catering Review Gold Medal Awards. Cahernane House Hotel has also recieved glowing reviews from many prestigious writers. 

Media Centre

Here at Cahernane, we are proud of what we do and are excited to shout about it!  We are happy to welcome travel bloggers and influencers. If you are passionate about travel, history, and weddings in Killarney, Co. Kerry and/or Ireland, we can consider offering you a complimentary stay in exchange for exposure on your network. 


We are proudly affiliated

At Cahernane House Hotel we are pleased to be affiliated with many prestigious bodies and to have received recommendations from the most renowned guides. Please take time to read our recent reviews.

Our Commitment to the Environment

It's our world
Here at Cahernane House Hotel, we are devoted to our endeavours to protect and sustain the environment for future generations to come. We understand the impact of our operations as a hotel on the environment and are committed to minimising any destructive effects that may occur. We can contribute to a cleaner and safer environment by working together to ensure that environmental policies are adhered to. 

Through the responsible use of energy, water and materials, we strive to conserve natural resources. We work with our suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste generated.

CSR at Cahernane

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@daire – sitemap says CSR? Do we have any info on that?

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Spoil the ones you love with a unique and charming experience in the heart of Kerry. Give the gift of luxury, relaxation and fine dining.

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Enjoy a signature Cahernane House Hotel Killarney experience. Explore exclusive offers and see the best of Killarney. Wander through the National Park, hike, fish, cycle or simply relax in style. 

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