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March 01, 2019

GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER'S DAY 

Did you know that the modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908! Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in West Virginia which now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905 as she wanted to tribute her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honour all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".

It is very true that a mother’s work is truly never done, so we all know that the reason we have Mother’s Day is to celebrate at least once a year the incredible mother. Here at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel ,we have given a lot of thought in to gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Rather than the traditional gifts of flowers and chocolates, give your mum a gift she will cherish forever, simply create a memory. This Mother’s Day, set a date, choose her gift and enjoy the precious and unique moments together.

Choose from:

  • Mother’s Day Lunch, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course lunch followed by a screening of  "Mother's Day" in our in-house cinema 'The Cameo'.
  • Mid-Week Getaway at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel, €199
  • Bellevue Spa Mid-Week with a 50 minute Treatment with Afternoon Tea, €99
  • Cameo Dinner and Movie Package for Two, €70
  • Afternoon Tea for Two with Prosecco @ The Montenotte Hotel, €76


If you would simply prefer to let your mum decide on her perfect way to spend time with you at The Montenotte Hotel, purchase one of our luxury gift vouchers. These can be customised for a luxurious overnight stay in Cork’s leading hotel, a dining experience including lunch, dinner or Afternoon Tea in AA Rosette Panorama Bistro & Terrace while enjoying the spectacular views of Cork city and beyond, membership to Motion Leisure Club or a luxurious pampering treatment in Bellevue Spa.

Cork's only boutique city spa includes a collection of exquisitely decorated treatment rooms, nail bar and hair salon each created with the customer in mind. A unique Spa built in the original mansion house of The Montenotte Hotel, originally the home of a Merchant Prince, Bellevue Spa marries the values of old and new to bring you the ultimate in therapeutic beauty and relaxation through the treatments created with ingredients sourced from the hotels very own gardens.

Gift vouchers are available to purchase also at the hotel reception, a member of our team will be delighted to assist you. 

A gift voucher from the iconic Montenotte Hotel is presented in a beautiful gift box, wrapped in beautifully branded crepe paper & finally delicately placed within our eye-catching gift bags. Alternatively to purchase an online gift voucher please  click here

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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

Yes… the largest Sculpture Exhibition in Ireland is now open at The Montenotte Hotel

By Ray Kelleher – Director of Sales & Marketing

A stunning Sculpture Exhibition has been installed at our hotel this week, here at The Montenotte Hotel, in the sunken Victorian Gardens and will be on-site for the next four weeks, in association with the prestigious amazing The Kildare Gallery.

In keeping with our company’s commitment to support Irish art and culture, 38 sculptures by 18 Irish artists, including Bob Quinn, Stephanie Hess and Donnacha Cahill have now adorned the gardens. The works range in themes, scale and materials including ceramic, bronze, bog oak and copper steel.

With so many events, including showcase events like Bloom, cancelled, our exhibition is now the largest outdoor exhibition of its kind in Ireland this year!

We now encourage as many locals and visitors as possible to visit the Sculpture Exhibition and wander around the wonder of these secret gardens, which were only recently rediscovered and restored to their former glory of 100 years ago.  Your body and mind will truly relax as you peruse the art, breathe in the aromatic scents of lavender, myrtle and rosemary, and listen to the soothing sounds of the water fountain.

You can also take in the spectacular views of the exhibition, Victorian Gardens and Cork city from a high from the recently refurbished Panorama Terrace. We just ask that you pop to the hotel reception and register your details to gain access.

For myself, I am only just with the hotel less than 2 weeks and there is no doubt that this is one of Ireland’s most instragrammable hotels and the sculpture exhibition enhances this.

We hosted a press call to launch the exhibition with the Lord Mayor Cllr Joe Kavanagh and the Lady Mayoress Stephanie this week and our General Manager Brian Bowler commented , “We are delighted to host such a magnificent Sculpture Exhibition in association with the Kildare Gallery, after a hugely successful inaugural event in 2019.  It’s part of our ongoing ethos to support Irish artists, and it has never been more important to do, as the arts community has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. To see these incredible sculptures against the backdrop of our re-discovered sunken Victorian gardens is a stunning sight to behold”.

It was also great to meet Ruth Liddle from the Kildare Gallery who is the curator of the exhibition. I feel my artistic knowledge has grown since I arrived at The Montenotte Hotel.

The Sculpture Exhibition will run until September 26th.  All of the pieces are available to purchase with The Kildare Gallery and for more information about visiting the exhibition see here

Ray Kelleher
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Montenotte Hotel
rkelleher@themontenottehotel.com
@raykellehercork

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 CALL & COLLECT AFTERNOON TEA

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CALL & COLLECT AFTERNOON TEA

ANOTHER WAY TO ENJOY AFTERNOON TEA

~ Launch of our call and collect ‘Pure Cork Afternoon Tea’ ~
~ This special treat is perfect for cocooning loved ones and will support local producers and charity Our Hospital Heroes ~

Does lockdown have you pining for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones and mouth-watering desserts? If you have a special occasion coming up, want to treat cocooning loved ones, or host a small socially distanced garden gathering when restrictions are eased, fear not, as Cork’s we have put Afternoon Tea back on the menu with the launch of a new call and collect service - available from Saturday 16th May! Orders will be taken from Friday 14th May. 

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FIFI'S FOOD BLOG REVIEW

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FIFI'S FOOD BLOG REVIEW

MY MONTENOTTE EXPERIENCE

This Saturday, on February 1st, I ventured down to Cork for a weekend break in the picturesque and beautifully modern, Montenotte Hotel.
As they say, January is the only month with twice as many days as the rest. Maybe it’s the post-Christmas, back to reality, dark at 4pm aspect, but January really does drag. The first day of Spring was the perfect time for a trip away. Matt drove and we arrived to check-in at 2pm, bringing the total journey time to just under 3 hours.

As always, if anyone has any questions regarding the stay, please do let me know. I am always happy to answer!
All my foodie love,
Fifi
@fifisfoodblogdublin

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