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Never let me hear about kerry hospitality services again



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,519 ✭✭✭✭ BPKS

    Giving out about the price of a service you havnt availed of in Dingle is a strange way to boast that you were recently on a holiday in Greece.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,352 ✭✭✭ embraer170

    I was actually looking for something to do for a planned trip to Dingle in the next few weeks... just found it to be a good example of Irish prices.

    I can see that something might be double or triple the price, but €90 for one hour?!

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,357 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore

    Not to mention outdoor activities esp water based ones are rode bareback by insurance companies and thanks to those lovely people who break a nail and sue for the resulting anguish caused.

    Seems a bit shyte you cant go beyond the harbour, but tbf I wouldn't trust many who walk in off the street with a cream bun, let alone a boat.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,682 ✭✭✭ HBC08

    Totally agree.I run a small activity based business in the summer in the West of Ireland.Our insurance goes up every year without fail ( never had a claim and if we did we'd have to close down the same day) This is the reality of running such as business in Ireland.Similar to pubs,restaraunts,cars,booze,activities,hotels and everything else here the cost is passed onto the customer.

    I really struggle to see how people don't understand this,it really shows a lack of understanding and a lack of awareness in general.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,352 ✭✭✭ embraer170

    Fair enough. I fully agree that the insurance situation in Ireland is outrageous.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,357 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore

    We can't have nice things, thanks to peoples' greed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,352 ✭✭✭ embraer170

    A few more Kerry rip offs (sorry).

    Murphys Ice Cream in Dingle is now €5 for a small serving (up from €4.50 last year). That's more than what one pays for a an ice cream along the lakeside in Zurich in Switzerland (where you get a huge scoop of Movenpick ice cream, albeit industrial stuff). Murphys is well worth the money for people who like ice cream, but probably less so for parents buying for 3-4 kids.

    Kool Scoops across the street is a slightly more reasonable €3.80 for a small serving (but I assume factory stuff), but charge €0.20 for a second plastic spoon.😂

    Dingle restaurants seems packed and difficult to to get in anywhere decent without a reservation. The Charthouse booked out until the end of the month. At the simpler end of the scale, got quite good pizza from the Forge (kitchen in converted shipping container with a few covered outside tables). They seem to use a proper wood stove and produce good Italian style pizza.

    No chance to do any boat trips with the recent weather unfortunately.

    We also enjoyed the Hake Hatch in Ballinskelligs (not far from the Skelligs Chocolate Factory). I am not a fish eater but my partner commented the pan fried hake was some of the best she ever had.

  • Registered Users Posts: 962 ✭✭✭ newman10

    Murphys was always expensive but like many brands they have pitched themselves as a premium product, thus a premium price. Not sure many locals would go there !!

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,357 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore

    Horses for courses, they're kids. Buy them ice creams from Lidl. They won't know which.

    5 sounds a bit saucy for 1(presumably?) scoop alright.

    It's all 'industrial' albeit, mini industrial. It's not like it's made by a Gaelgoir granny living in a thatched cottage.

  • ARGH.

    It's a bugbear. I walk around a town near me and see the "homemade" signs outside one cafe and I know the industrial unit where the cakes and meals are made...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭ black & white

    Flew out of Kerry airport over the weekend, do they specialise in only hiring rude people there (except for security who were nice) I don't think I've ever met ruder people outside of Paris.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,586 ✭✭✭ Allinall

    What were you demanding they do for you that lead to them being rude?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭ black & white

    I would never demand anything from anyone, just general attitude and the way they spoke to people as well as me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭ Radio5

    I will go against the grain of this thread and give credit where it's due. A group of us had lunch at Kate Browne's, Ardfert over the weekend. Good, reasonably priced food (E30 for starter, main & dessert) and excellent service.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,352 ✭✭✭ embraer170

    A small serving of Murphy’s is €5.50 this year (up from €5 last year and €4.50 the year before).

    I’ve never had problems with Kerry airport staff. Maybe a bad day?