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O'Donoghue Ring Collection

Hospitality // Hotel or Resort
Established in

About us

The O’Donoghue Ring Collection is a luxurious portfolio of Irish family-run hotels, self-catering apartments, independent restaurants & bars, and a destination spa in Co. Kerry. Centrally located in Killarney and Castleisland, the portfolio features four distinct hotel brands including Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa, Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney Towers Hotel, and River Island Hotel. Each property has its own bespoke experience, uniquely tailored with the guest’s taste and preference in mind. Innovative restaurants and bars include The Tan Yard, Café du Parc, Scruffy’s, and O’Donoghue Public House while The Spa at the Killarney Plaza offers the ultimate in relaxation.

Established in 1978, our service is warm and intuitive, while authentic to our roots and the renowned Kerry welcome. Surrounded by noble mountains, sweeping landscapes and rugged coastlines, we are Hosts by Nature. Our portfolio of hotels, apartments, bars, and restaurants are perfectly positioned in urban locations whilst still resting on nature’s doorstep, each providing a unique setting for a memorable experience. Celebrating our 45th year as a Collection this year, our team takes great pride in emanating the values of our family-owned, Irish-run business, as we all share a passion to deliver on the warm Kerry hospitality experience.

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What employees say

I started with the company as a young man with retail experience. Throughout my career, I've had ample opportunity to upskill and develop and I'm immensely grateful for that. Now, nearly thirty years later on my career journey, I'm still with the Collection and as General Manager at Killarney Avenue Hotel.

I have immensely enjoyed my time here having worked in all areas of the business. Throughout my career, no two days are the same, and it's the variety and diversity of my role that keeps me progressing. Working for the collection most definitely offers something different from your typical office job.

What makes the Collection special is that we work as one team and there is support available from the four corners of the business, there is always someone to call on should you need assistance.

It's an exciting time for the Collection and I am really looking forward to being on this journey with them each step of the way.

Denis McCarthy
General Manager, Killarney Avenue Hotel
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What defines us

Having the right culture is extremely important to us at the O'Donoghue Ring Collection. In 2022, following work with our strategic team, we launched our ODR Collection Culture Code. The Culture Code is based on our three pillars of 'Customer Experience, Employee Experience, and Standards of Excellence.'

It has instilled a sense of pride amongst our employees as the code is built on the ethos of mutual respect for each other and our valued customers.  We thrive on creating an environment where team members are allowed to be empowered and flourish. 

We wholeheartedly believe in listening to feedback from all of our teams as it is only when the entire team comes together that we achieve success. We will continue to invest in our culture as we proudly grow together as a collection. 

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What inspires us

Seeing our team members interact and engage with our guests is what inspires us, we are in the business of hospitality and our guests are at its core. We are proud to have so many returning guests come back to the Collection time and time again. 

We are warm and innovative in our approach. Quite simply, we know we have an amazing team and it's by nurturing and empowering this team that they strive to deliver an exceptional guest experience. Building on the tradition that has carefully been molded over time, we are inspired to continue innovating and growing proudly together.

The Collection has invested in all areas of the business in the last few years from improving our employee offering to becoming focused on our sustainability.

We continue to be a community leader in the area of corporate social responsibility. Time and attention has be given to ensure that we are the best that we can be. We look forward to being continually inspired in the months and years ahead.  

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Word from the top

I am immensely proud of the Collection for being awarded a ‘Great Place to Work’. As a cornerstone of the local community, the employee experience and development of our people is central to our ethos. Our continuous innovation and progressive mindset is a reflection of our passionate and empowered team, who go above and beyond in their daily roles to exceed guest expectations.

We take great pride in fostering a workplace where people don’t just come to work, but have a true sense of belonging and camaraderie. We are committed to building on this foundation so that our teams can lead with purpose, develop their careers, and succeed in a diverse and inclusive work environment. 

Gemma Ring 

Managing Director

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Career and jobs

Application tips

All of our available roles are advertised online through our applicant tracking system. You will find information about what a typical day working for the O'Donoghue Ring Collection looks like on the careers page of our website (click here)

If you have a great can-do attitude and above all love dealing with people we would love to meet you. We are interested in meeting with candidates from all backgrounds who will fit in with our culture. 

Our culture is everything at the Collection and that is why we love adding people to the team who will enjoy working here and provide warm and genuine hospitality for our guests. We have opportunities across all departments and always aim to be as flexible as we can to suit a range of lifestyle needs.

Our great workplace

The O'Donoghue Ring Collection through its many different offerings provides employees with an opportunity to gain experience in a broad range of areas. A friendly and inclusive place to work, we thrive on building a culture of respect amongst our employees.

We are focused on the progression and development of our team members and promote internally when we can. We have a number of employee perks, learn more on our career's page

We proudly offer a Wellness Programme and an Employee Assistance Programme. In addition, we regularly hold events for team members such as our summer parties, group awards, wellness events, and festive family fun days.

Orna O
Group HR Manager

Tel: 064 66 21065
1 Job offer
01 678 8438
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