• Cyril McAree

Book Marks IHF 80th Anniversary


A new book by Frank Corr was launched by the Irish Hotels Federation during its Annual Conference in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co. Cavan. ‘Irish Hotels-A Celebration’, records the eighty years of the Federation through the eyes of its presidents, from Josie Mongan, the Connemara hotelier and Dail deputy who became its founder president in 1937 to Joe Dolan of the Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, who completed his two-year term of office at the Conference.

Pictured at the launch with (from left) Eoin Quinn (IHF), Joe Dolan (outgoing President IHF) and Tim Fenn (ceo OHF).

The book also records role of hotels in Irish history, the development of tourism, the contribution of the hotel sector to the economy, stories of some of Ireland’s hotel families, the evolution of technology and the ‘game changers’ who changed the course of Irish hotel-keeping.

This is the tenth book by Frank Corr, who is also a journalist and website publisher. His previous works have included biographies, a novel and several books about Irish tourism and hospitality.

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