I had the Privelege of joining Derek and his wife and daughter Kirsty at the launch of the opening of the Landings restaurant in The Dobbins Inn this evening.
Derek and family have been at the helm since 1978 and have treated it as one of the family. After gaining valuable experience in Ashford Castle Hotel where JFK stayed, then Fitzwilliam in Dublin, Kirsty joined Dobbins in 2010 and brought it into the cyber age!!
The evening consisted of a drinks reception, speeches, music from a traditional Irish band,a brief history of Dobbins by Kragfergus Living History Group, nibbles and a tour of the hotel,then it was back to the newly renovated restaurant for more “craic”.
We never saw old Maud who resided in room 21……..would you stay in the haunted room?!?!