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Armada is Finalist in Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards 2016

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Armada is Finalist in Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards 2016
Armada Hotel is off to the Final of the Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards 2016 later this month. Now in their 28th year, the Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards are recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the Irish hospitality industry. The Armada was chosen as a Finalist in 3 categories: Best Wedding Hotel, Best 4 star hotel, Best front of office team. The team are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony on 27th September where the overall winners will be announced. Judged by industry experts, the Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards recognise and reward excellence in hospitality and catering operations across the island of Ireland. These awards encourage and applaud hotels, restaurants, guest houses, spa and leisure facilities, event caterers, healthcare caterers, site caterers, as well as individuals and teams, that achieve the highest standard of product and service in the industry.
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Fashion to a Tea in association with Armada Hotel

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Fashion to a Tea in association with Armada Hotel
Fashion to a Tea in association with the Armada Hotel Co-hosted by Aoibhín Garrihy, actress and media personality, and Sharon Connellan, fashion and lifestyle blogger of My Closet Encounters, this is the ultimate girls day out! The event will showcase a host of professionals, all experts in their field, from fitness and nutrition to beauty and fashion.
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Peter Jackson of the Armada Hotel named Winner of the Inaugural Cono Sur Chef Challenge 2016

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
Peter Jackson of the Armada Hotel named Winner of the Inaugural Cono Sur Chef Challenge 2016
On Monday 13th June, Peter Jackson, Executive Chef at the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co .Clare was crowned the overall winner of the inaugural Cono Sur Chef Challenge final held at the Pallas Foods Foodservice Centre in Co. Dublin. It was Peter's dish of Atlantic Cod with summer peas, saffron and mint accompanied by black pudding and air-dried Connemara ham that wowed the judges thanks to its' perfect balance of flavours, sensitive use of ingredients and precision cooking. The herbal notes of the dish were finely judged and paired magnificently with the 20 Barrels Sauvignon Blanc, while the cod fillet was creamy, supple and cooked to perfection. The final which took place at the Pallas Foods Foodservice Centre in Dublin, involved an intense 'cook off'' where each participant had only an hour to prepare, cook and present 4 servings of their dish under the watchful glare of the judges at all times. Competitors weren't judged on the recipes alone however, the chefs were also scored on their real-time performance in the kitchen, including knife skills, preparation, technique and execution, timing and workflow, presentation and much more.
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Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy week at Armada Hotel 2016

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
Festival of  Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy  week at Armada Hotel 2016
The Armada in Spanish Point has announced details of its annual Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week from 1st-10th July, 2016. The 10-day programme of set dancing sessions and country music dancing coincides with Willie Clancy Week in nearby Miltown Malbay, the hometown of the late Piper Willie Clancy. Michael English, The Abbey Ceili Band and Trudi Lalor are among the acts lined up to take part in the 33rd annual event. The 10-day event is complemented by social dancing in the ocean marquee on the grounds of the Armada Hotel along with fireside sessions in Johnny Burke's Pub, late night music in the Ocean Bar, a Festival Club and an extensive range of dining and drink options. The festival organisers are expecting attendance figures at this year's Festival to exceed the estimated 6,000 people who took part in the 2015 event. "Keeping It Country' at the Ocean Marquee features six nights of dancing from 9.30pm, with performances from resident duo PJ Murrihy and Band (nightly, 4-9 July) with special guests Michael English (5 July), Trudi Lalor (6 July), John Hogan (8 July), Bernie Heaney (9 July). The ever popular Patirck Roche band will take to the stage on Thursday 7th July for what promises to be a lively gig. There will be Jive and Quickstep workshops in the Marquee from 11.30am to 1.30pm each day. 'Armada Set Dancing Week' features daily afternoon (3-6pm) and night-time ceilithe (9.30pm-1.00am). The festival kicks off with a night of social dancing on Friday 1st July with PJ Murrihy and Band in the Ocean Bar. The afternoon/night-time ceili events include Brian Boru and The Five Counties Ceilie Band (2nd July) Johnny Reidy and the Abbey (3rd July), Rise the Dust and Striolan (4th July), The Abbey and Swallows Tail (5th July), Deenagh and the Five Counties (6th July), Salamance and the Abbey (7th July), Striolan and Johnny Reidy Ceili Band (8th July), Swallows Tail and Five Counties Ceili Band (9th July) The festival concludes on Sunday 10th July with a farewell céilí featuring the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band. Further details relating to the Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week at the Armada Hotel (Spanish Point, 1-10 July) are available from www.armadahotel.com or +353 65 707 9000/ info@armadahotel.com.
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Farm to Fork from the Armada Farm

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
Farm to Fork from the Armada Farm
Farm to Fork with the Armada Farm ... The Armada Farm is an exciting new addition to the 4 star Armada Hotel on the Wild Atlantic Way. The project headed up by our executive head chef Peter Jackson in partnership with gardener Carrie O Brien and Matt, a local organic farmer will see guests enjoy an abundance of fresh vegetables, salads and herbs delivered daily fresh from the farm. The Garden will focus on organic methods of growing, along with the addition of seaweeds as fertilizer for the local influence. Some hens and chickens have also been welcomed on to the farm
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Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy week at Armada Hotel

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Festival of  Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy  week at Armada Hotel
The Armada in Spanish Point has announced details of its annual Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week from 1st-10th July, 2016. The 10-day programme of set dancing sessions and country music dancing coincides with Willie Clancy Week in nearby Miltown Malbay, the hometown of the late Piper Willie Clancy
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The Winterage, Armada's new Winter Wedding Package

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
The Winterage, Armada's new Winter Wedding Package
THERE’S A NEW MAGIC TO WINTER WEDDINGS NOW AT THE ARMADA HOTEL, SPANISH POINT There’s a special magic about winter in Ireland, especially in the spectacular setting of West Clare – a bracing walk on the beach, frost glinting on a bare branch and the spectacular sight of the Atlantic waves pounding the shore from a cosy vantage point. What better setting, then, for the most important day of a couple’s life than the four-star Armada Hotel, Spanish Point and their new wedding package, aptly titled The Winterage.
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West Clare 'tunes up' for Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015
West Clare 'tunes up' for Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week
MEDIA RELEASE West Clare 'tunes up' for Festival of Music & Dancing The Armada in Spanish Point has announced details of its annual Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week from 3rd-12th July, 2015. The 10-day programme of set dancing sessions and country music dancing coincides with Willie Clancy Week in nearby Miltown Malbay, the hometown of the late Piper Willie Clancy. Michael English, The Abbey Ceili Band and Philomena Begley are among the acts lined up to take part in the 32nd annual event. The 10-day event is complemented by social dancing in the ocean marquee on the grounds of the Armada Hotel along with fireside sessions in Johnny Burke's Pub, late night music in The Ocean Bar, and an extensive range of dining and drink options. For the first time, the Festival features a Festival Club which will run each evening from 6th to 10th July. Organisers are expecting attendance figures at this year's Festival to exceed the estimated 5,000 people who took part in the 2014 event. “Each year we have seen Ireland's largest traditional music summer school and our festival grow in popularity and we look forward to once again playing our part in showcasing the traditional heritage of both Miltown Malbay and Spanish Point to thousands of people from all over Ireland and abroad,” commented Frank Minogue, General Manager of the Armada. ;Keeping It Country; at the Ocean Marquee features seven nights of dancing from 9.30pm, with performances from resident duo PJ Murrihy and Micheál Sexton (nightly, 5-11 July) with special guests Michael English (7 July), Paddy O'Brien (8 July), Philomena Begley (9 July), Trudi Lalor (10 July) and Kathy Durkin (11 July). There will be Jive and Quickstep workshops in the Marquee from 12pm to 2pm each afternoon 'Armada Set Dancing Week' features daily afternoon (3-6pm) and night-time sessions (9.30pm-1.00am) kicking off on Friday 3rd July with Brian Ború performing in the Ocean Bar. Other afternoon/night-time events include Star of Munster and The Five Counties (4th July), Johnny Reidy Céilí Band and The Abbey Céilí Band (5th July), Ken Kelleher Céilí Band and Striolán (6th July), Rise the Dust and Swallows Tail (7th July), Deenagh and The Five Counties (8th July), Swallows Tail and The Abbey Céilí Band (9th July), Salamanca Céilí Band and Johnny Reidy Céilí Band (10th July), and The Abbey Céilí Band and The Five Counties (11th July). The festival concludes on Sunday 12th July with a farewell céilí featuring the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band. Further details relating to the Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week at the Armada Hotel (Spanish Point, 3-12 July) are available from www.armadahotel.com or +353 65 707 9000/ info@armadahotel.com. -ENDS-
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Armada Extends huge 'Thank You'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Armada Extends huge 'Thank You'
Armada Hotel extends huge ‘thank-you’ to everyone who helped raise €13,000 in a week for Nepal disaster relief
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The Armada Hotel named Irish Wedding Venue of the Year

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
The Armada Hotel named Irish Wedding Venue of the Year
The Armada Hotel in Spanish Point, County Clare, has been revealed as Irish Wedding Venue of the Year at the weddingsonline 2015 Awards Gala Dinner in Dublin.
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