Up for the Match? Read Red Cow Moran Hotels pre-match analysis on Tipperary v Mayo in Sundays Senior Football Semi Final

Posted: August 17, 2016

GAA All Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final 2016 this Sunday. Who will take the glory, Tipperary or Mayo? Will you make it ‘Up for the Match‘?

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Mayo v Tipp All Ireland Senior Football Semi Final

Can Tipperary keep the dream alive of winning the double? A fete that has not been achieved since the rebels in 1990. It was a case of job done for the Tipp hurlers when a strong second half display saw them dispatch a gritty Galway side at Croke Park last weekend.

Alan Campbell and Seamus O'Shea up for the Match this Sunday

Alan Campbell and Seamus O’Shea will go head to head this Sunday as Tipperary take on Mayo in the All Ire. Senior Football Semi Final.

Tipp will be hoping to keep the fairytale year going on Sunday, having accounted for Derry in the qualifiers and Connaught champions Galway in the quarter finals – confidence is sure to be high in the camp.Having achieved plenty of underage success in recent years along with the club success of Clonmel Commercials in the All-Ireland club series it was only a matter of time until the fruits of this reached senior level. Tipp have raised plenty of eyebrows throughout this campaign and have the experts talking about the impressive attacking football they play. This being said, Tipp will need everything to go right on the day to be a match for a very strong Mayo team who have been teetering on the edge of All Ireland glory for the last number of years. Mayo are seeking a spot in the September decider for the first time since 2013. Everyone was shocked at the surprise defeat Mayo suffered at the hands of Connaught rivals Galway in the provincial championship when Mayo were seeking a record 6 senior titles in a row. Mayo find themselves coming into this semi-final having taken an unfamiliar route through the qualifiers, they look a very determined, battled hardened and dogged team. This was on show when they put Tyrone to the sword by the narrowest of margins to book their semi-final spot.

On paper this promises to be a very mouth-watering affair with plenty of free flowing attacking football on display, Mayo will certainly carry the ‘favourites’ tag, however Tipp have shown throughout this campaign they are happy to go in as underdogs and cause a massive upset by ending Mayo’s dream of All Ireland glory!

Croke Park Stadium

Croke Park Stadium

So will you be ‘Up for the Match‘ this Sunday? GAA Supporter, 4 star Red Cow Moran Hotel are easily accessible and convenient to Croke Park and are offering some great GAA Match specials, check out www.redcowmoranhotel.com. 

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Red Cow Moran Hotel 7 Storey Extension – A Sneak Preview!

Posted: June 10, 2016

RED COW MORAN HOTEL – A SNEAK PREVIEW!

As the Red Cow Moran Hotel approaches it’s anniversary and two decades of delivering four star hospitality to Dublin visitors, we are delighted to give you a sneak preview of the 7 storey hotel extension that is currently under construction at the hotel complex. Ground was broken on the development in Autumn 2015 and the completed extension will be delivered by Autumn 2016.

A three-phase project overall, this hotel extension will bring a host of new and improved facilities to the Red Cow Moran Hotel once completed;

275 SUPERIOR GUESTROOMS

25 STATE OF THE ART EVENT SPACES

EXPANDED NEW LOOK HOTEL RECEPTION

EXTENDED & REDESIGNED HOTEL RESTAURANT

FITNESS SUITE

COFFEE DOCK / WINE BAR

Each of the new guestrooms will feature floor to ceiling windows, be fully sound proofed and include black out blinds, a safe, 43″ LCD TV’s aswell as all the usual mod cons guests of the Red Cow Moran Hotel have come to expect from this 4 star hotel. Corporate guests aswell as families can expect comfort and space during their stay making their visit to Dublin an enjoyable experience from start to finish

 

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The Red Cow Moran Hotel has become a popular host venue for a whole range of corporate and social events from meetings and conferences to weddings and gala balls. As demand has exceeded our current capacity, the extension includes 15 new spaces, all fitted out and finished to the highest specification. Our existing ballroom which was upgraded in 2014 can hold up to 800 delegates and when you combine the additional 152 bedrooms and all the ancillary services and facilities that the complex will boast there is no doubt but that the Red Cow Moran Hotel provides an ideal host venue in Dublin.

 

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The development also includes a link to the original hotel which will accommodate the new Coffee Dock and Wine Bar. The existing hotel reception will be extended and given a completely new look in order to be able to service the additional bedrooms. Finally, the hotel restaurant; the Winter Garden Restaurant will be extended also and completely redesigned.

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The new Coffee Dock will serve a wide selection of delicious lite bites that will include freshly made sandwiches, wraps and baps, crumbly pastries and aromatic coffee. Guests and non residents will be able to choose between the hotel restaurant, Cocktail Bar and Coffee Dock for breakfast and lunch.

By night the Coffee Dock will become an inviting Wine Bar serving a wide selection of wines and champagnes by the glass along with tasty tapas.

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For our hotel guests wishing to maintain their excercise program while away from home; our new Fitness Suite will be kitted out with the latest cardio, strengthening and conditioning equipment.

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“Toms Table”; our hotel restaurant will continue the existing focus which is on using the best of Irish seasonal produce. It will provide a stylish and convivial venue where corporate and leisure guests alike will be able to enjoy great food and great company.

 

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This 7 storey hotel extension will be delivered in three phases; the first series of rooms will open at the beginning of August 2016, the second phase will be completed by the beginning of September 2016 and the full hotel extension will finished by October 2016.

 

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Stay uptodate with this exciting project by visiting www.redcowmoranhotel.com/dublin-hotel-extension

TOP TIPS for choosing the best Dublin City Venues for Meetings and Conferences

Posted: April 14, 2016

 

Choosing the best Dublin City Venue for your Meeting or Conference could be made so much easier by reading through these top tips!

 

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1. LOCATION: Consider your audience, where are your attending delegates travelling from? It is so important nowadays to consider access for both National and International attendees when choosing your Dublin City Venue. Will they be travelling by road, rail or air? Is the chosen venue convenient to the main transport links?

 

2. THE RIGHT FIT: What impression are you trying to make with your event? It is important to consider how well aligned the image of this Dublin City Venue is with your brand. Will the venue chosen reflect or detract from your events image?

 

3. CAPACITY: What event are you looking to host and what capacity do you need to facilitate? There is nothing worse than having to go with a Dublin City Venue that is too small and therefore restricts how many you can invite or how you structure the day. On the other hand, choose a venue that is too large and you risk a lack of intimacy and contact with your delegates. An informed chat with the venue representative will help you agree the best fit to suit all the criteria but it’s important to have a choice of options located within the one venue so you have flexibility.

 

4. TECHNOLOGY: We have all heard about the disaster that was the Web Summit 2014. If the success of your event is dependent on technology then it is crucial that the venue you choose can accommodate your requirements. An added bonus is to choose a venue that has a person with good technical expertise based onsite so you can get informed answers to your technical questions and also have help onsite should you need it.

 

5. COST: If the recession has taught us anything it is the willingness to negotiate and most venue operators will negotiate if the budget is not quite meeting the costs particularly if it is a largescale event with multiple elements. What is important to remember though is that first impressions last so if you are staging an event to impress, then it is important not just to pick the right Dublin City Venue but to ensure that the accommodation and catering (indeed all the elements) befit the audience and impression you want to give and that might need a little relaxing of the wallet on occasion.

 

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6. ACOMMODATION: Is this provided by the chosen Dublin City Venue and if not are there facilities nearby for delegates who need to stayover? It is always simpler for all concerned to try and select a venue that ticks as many boxes under one roof as possible and one of these is to have rooms onsite. If the venue is a hotel it is important to check if they can facilitate all of your delegates and if not, ensure they have a relationship with another hotel for overflow rooms.

 

One of Dublin City’s best known event venues; four Star Red Cow Moran Hotel believes it can tick all these boxes for you. Check out www.redcowmoranhotel.com/dublin-city-venue

Wedding Trends 2016

Posted: January 26, 2016

 

With Valentine’s Day only around the corner talk returns once more to weddings and what’s hot and what’s not this year! With this in mind we thought it might be fun to share some of the predicted and growing trends (in no particular order) that are making a name for themselves for 2016;

 

1. Mismatched Bridesmaids
Is Ireland ready for this yet? One of the predictions for 2016 is to forgo the line of identical bridesmaids for a mix of attire that best suits the individual, this also includes using separates that the ladies can add to their wardrobes and use again thereafter. Coast have some a great selection of bridesmaid styles to choose from.

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2. A Dessert Display rather than an official wedding cake
We saw the influx of cupcake ‘cakes’ but this appears to have moved even further into offering a full dessert display so guests can pick and choose from a range of sugary delights

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3. Fun Photography
Standard static group shots are soooo last season, bridal couples are electing instead for more reportage-style photography that tells more of a story. Add a little action to wedding photographs by ‘staging memorable scenes’ for example bridesmaid doing up the buttons on the brides gown or beautiful bride sweeping down magnificent staircase in the Lobby of the Red Cow Moran Hotel towards proud father with tear in his eye. At the reception another popular one is for the bride and groom to share a piece of cake rather than the traditional cake cutting image. If you’re really daring you could even hire a drone to take some random aerial shots.

 

4. Boho Brides
Floaty off the shoulder dresses with floral headpieces and lashings of lace are trending once more for 2016. Carry the look into the reception venue by adding dream catchers, lots of texture and bold florals.

 

5. Personal Details
Bridal couples are veering more and more towards adding personal touches to their wedding reception. A particularly popular choice is naming each table after a special place the couple or either bride or groom have visited that holds a special place in their heart. There is no end though to how far you can take this and other fun elements include; personalised seating cards; printed pics of each guest as children for their place setting – this is great way to open proceedings on a lovely light hearted note or give a CD of you and your hubby’s favourite tunes as a unique wedding favour

 

6. Lighting
Lighting is getting bigger and bigger and with the introduction of fake candles that are so real you could mistake them for the real thing, couples are not skimping on this element of their wedding décor. An inexpensive but effective way to add a warm atmosphere to any setting.

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7. Creative Seating and Seating Plans
Gone are the days of wedding receptions where the Bride’s family are on one side and the Grooms on the other. Big efforts are now being made to mix the two families and this has the biggest implication at the wedding banquet. Couples are choosing to ditch the top table and instead to sit with their guests and others are also switching from rounds to trestle tables to allow guests to sit more closely and engage more easily with each other.

 

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8. His & Hers Cocktails
This adds a fun element to the pre-reception event at a Wedding and often tells merging family and friends a lot about the two personalities who have joined together

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9. Multiple Music & Entertainment Options
Each stage of the wedding has become an event in itself and bridal couples are tending more and more to reflect this in their entertainment plans. A full schedule could incorporate a gospel choir or a folk singer for the marriage service, a pianist for the drinks reception, instrumental during dinner followed by the ‘main’ act and closed off with a DJ….phew!

 

10. Non Floral Centrepieces
Anything goes for table centrepieces these days, from a potted tree to a flowering plant. A budget friendly version would be to use bare branches and adorn with cheap and cheerful ornaments like sparkly jewels or crepe paper. Our beautiful candelabras are still proving popular for weddings at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

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So there you have it, there are loads more depending on which magazine you pick up or which website you google but these were our favourites and the best thing about them is all could be incorporated into your wedding reception at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

 

Our Next Wedding Showcase is on Wednesday 17th February (5-8pm) so why don’t you come along. Admission is free and it presents a great opportunity for you and members of your bridal party to see our magnificent ballroom, chat to our team and get tips and advice from a host of experts on a whole range of wedding trends for your own Special Day!
www.redcowmoranhotel.com/weddings Email: redcowweddings@moranhotels.com

Christmas Spirit Dublin 2015

Posted: December 10, 2015

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Christmas is such a crazy time of year with everyone rushing to get somewhere or do something so it’s important to take time to actually experience

some of the terrific Christmas festivities happening around this great city of ours.

Dublin is a hive of activity at Christmas and there’s something to suit all ages and tastes. For the kiddies a Santa visit is a must, last minute texts to Santa with wish lists are all very well but really the best medium for kids to deliver their own special requests is to talk to the man himself!

There are so many wonderful Santa experiences across Dublin but one in particular that we thought we’d highlight is the Airfield Estate Christmas Experience. A different dynamic to most Santa’s Visits; instead of individual trips into the Big Man which involve queuing and waiting, waiting and queuing, the group, which is kept quite intimate go in to meet Santa together. Sitting on the floor around Santa, he chats to each of the kids and asks them individually what they would like for Christmas. Then he calls out each child’s name and hands them a gift. It’s a really nice relaxed affair. After meeting Santa the kids can go and write their letters to Santa and elves are at hand to stamp and help post them. They can also visit the reindeers and Santa and Mrs Claus’ bedroom. Thumbs up for the Airfield Estate Christmas Experience.

Another great option for time-out during the Christmas Chaos is to do a spot of ice-skating. Certainly something a little different that is fun to do for a date night or with a group of friends. Dundrum on Ice have a great set up and there’s plenty of choice for places to go for a bite and a bevvie after.

Sadly the Christmas Markets didn’t happen for Dublin this year but there’s always Grafton Street for the obligatory stroll on Christmas Eve to soak up the festive atmosphere. Best done when you’re organised and have the shopping finished so you can observe but not have to partake in the chaos around you. It’s also lovely meeting up with friends and family for ‘one’ before you head home to the wrapping.

For a handy guide to what’s on in Dublin this Christmas visit our website www.redcowmoranhotel.com

Bride of the Year Show

Posted: January 20, 2015

 

Have you recently got engaged?

Are you now looking for the perfect wedding venue?

 

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Bride of the Year Show is on this weekend at the RDS Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th . It is on 11am to 5pm daily.

The Red Cow Moran Hotel will be at the show. Their wedding stand number is D16.

Visit our wedding stand and speak with our dedicated wedding coordinators at the show.

If you book your wedding at the Bride of the Year Show you will receive €1000 off our exclusive ‘Moon’ Wedding Package.

 

Red Cow Moran Hotel have three wedding packages on offer:

The Sun

The Moon

The Stars

 

Check out our gallery for weddings at Red Cow Moran Hotel.

 

All other queries relating to Bride of the year Show check out their website here.

 

 

 

The Perfect Gift

Posted: December 19, 2014

Looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, then look no further than a Moran Hotels Gift Card.

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There are four Moran Hotels, all of which are luxury four star hotels. With locations in Dublin, London-North West & West London and Cork your friends or family will have a wide choice to select from.

Moran Hotel Gift Cards can be used in each hotel for luxury accommodation, dinner in their unique restaurants or drinks in their cosy bars.

Accommodation:

Red Cow Moran Hotel

Silver Springs Moran Hotel

Crown Moran Hotel

Chiswick Moran Hotel

 

Dining:

Red Cow Moran Hotel- Winter Garden Restaurant

Silver Springs Moran Hotel- Watermarq Restaurant

Crown Moran Hotel PanAsia at the Crown

Chiswick Moran HotelNapa Restaurant

 

Beverages:

Red Cow Moran Hotel- Lounge Bar

Silver Springs Moran Hotel- Lounge Bar

Crown Moran HotelThe Crown Pub

Chiswick Moran HotelThe Globe Bar

 

As you can see there are many great uses for a Moran Hotels Gift Voucher. We will be looking forward to welcoming you and your loved ones in the New Year!

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Merry Christmas from Moran Hotels

Hope you have a lovely New Year!

 

WeddingsOnline Awards 2015

Posted: November 5, 2014

We are delighted to be nominated this year for the 2015 Wedding Online Awards.

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The categories we are in are ‘Exclusive Venue of the Year’ and ‘Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster’.

We really need your help to win the Weddings Online Awards 2015 for Red Cow Moran Hotel and Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge.

Could you please vote for Thomas Prior Hall to win ‘Exclusive Venue of the Year’ and Red Cow Moran Hotel to win ‘Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster’.

Red Cow Moran Hotel is one of the most highly recommended Dublin Wedding Venues which can cater for up to 550 guests and indeed more intimate weddings too. We have launched a new Ballroom for weddings in The Four Star Red Cow Moran Hotel. The ballroom boasts a scheme of plush cream and gold. The gold is reflected in our opulent crystal chandeliers. The ivory and gold colour schemes complements all wedding themes. Red Cow Moran Hotel offers a contemporary yet homely backdrop for this very special occasion.

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Tucked away neatly behind stunning greenery and an iconic water fountain, you will find Thomas Prior Hall in Ballsbridge Dublin 4. This unique Dublin Wedding Venue, Thomas Prior Hall promises to create an unforgettable day for both you and your guests. This stunning Dublin wedding venue is surrounded by manicured lawns, tall chestnut trees and an iconic white water fountain. The stunning water fountain is an excellent backdrop to wedding photos and civil ceremonies.

 

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The Weddings Online Awards recognise the success, dedication and extremely high levels of quality and service given by the Irish wedding industry. We are delighted to be apart of this competition.

Weddings Online has become Ireland’s most loved Wedding Community, connecting brides and grooms-to-be with the perfect Wedding suppliers.

Voting has opened on the 3rd of November and will close on the 5th of December.

We would love if you could all vote! The finalists will be announced on Wednesday 12th of December.

Voting is really easy just click on this link but be sure to vote for both categories at the same time… #wolaawards2015

http://www.weddingsonline.ie/blog/awards/vote/

 

Thanks everyone!!

Wedding Showcase at the Red Cow Moran Hotel

Posted: September 30, 2014

Looking for a Wedding Venue, Red Cow Moran Hotel is one of the most highly recommended Dublin Wedding Venues which can cater for up to 550 guests and indeed more intimate weddings too.

We have launched a new Ballroom for weddings in The Four Star Red Cow Moran Hotel.

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The ballroom boasts a scheme of plush cream and gold. The gold is reflected in our opulent crystal chandeliers, each handmade, using hundreds of individual crystals hung from beautiful gilt bases. Luxurious fabrics adorn our windows creating wonderful curtains completed by bespoke pelmets. The ivory and gold colour scheme complements all wedding themes.

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You can add additional extras for your special day such as our new signature Candy Cart, up lighters, chivari chairs, and luxury linens amongst many more.

At the Red Cow Moran Hotel we offer many different options for you on your wedding day.

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Our selection of Wedding Packages includes:

The Stars Wedding Package

The Moon Wedding Package

The Sun Wedding Package

Click Here if you would like to make a Wedding Enquiry.

Check out our stunning Wedding Gallery.

Red Cow Moran Hotel will be having a Wedding Showcase Thursday 16th of October 5.30pm to 8.30pm. See this stunning wedding venue as it would appear on your wedding day.

 

 

The All Ireland GAA Football Final 2014

Posted: September 19, 2014

Kerry V Donegal

Kerry V’s Donegal, the bets are on who will be crowned champions of Ireland 2014.

This will be a very tough match as both were underdogs in there semi finals this year. Kerry proved that no matter how young of a team they have that football is in their blood and that they will fight tooth and nail to come out the better team in each and all of their matches and will show up on final day with one hand already on the Sam. Donegal still have the feeling in their bones of winning such a prestigious title and they will not let Kerry attach past their very solid defence. With one of the biggest shocks in this year All Ireland Championships, beating what was thought as the unstoppable team of 2014 Dublin. Donegal are full of confidence heading into the final and know that if they keep fighting for procession and stay calm that their almighty forwards will do what they do best.

This will be the First time Kerry and Donegal have every met in an All Ireland Final, but Kerry fell short of the win against the 2012 Champions when they met in the quarter final stage of the 2012 All Ireland Championships. Kerry will be out to prove that although they haven’t lifted the Sam since 2009 that they are a force to be reckoned with and that they have put the last few years behind them and are ready for what will be a final that is not to be missed.

For the Best available rates for the All Ireland Final 2014 check out Moran & Bewleys Hotels. Our Group have 5 locations in the City and all in close proximity to Croke Park. The Red Cow Inn will be open from 9 am for a carvery breakfast, 12pm for carvery Lunch and 8pm for Steak House Dinner and for all Red Cow Inn customers there ample free parking and within a short walking distance to the Red Luas Line.

The Brassiere Restaurant is located in all Bewley’s Hotels and is the perfect pre or post match meeting point. Visit our websites below for more information.

Red Cow Moran Hotel

Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge

Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown

Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport

Bewley’s Hotel Newlands Cross