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3 Dec 2016 09:34


August 2016.

New Hi Speed Free Wi-Fi and Vodafone 4G* at Vienna Woods

Hi my name is Eric, I am the maintenance manager here at Fitzgerald's Vienna Woods Hotel. I just wanted to let you know about some great new improvements here at the hotel.

Are you Looking for excellent free Wi-Fi and Super fast Vodafone 4G Coverage?

From early August, if you need  Hi Speed Wi-Fi for you and  your guests it will be available in both our hotel and holiday villas, also I am pleased to advise you we now also provide superfast Vodafone 4G Coverage.

Why not consider us when booking a meeting, staying overnight or just for a break away from it all, below are some our great offers for the month of August, hopefully I might see you sometime soon here at the Hotel.

Eric Kroplewski

Maintenance Manager

P.S. please follow us on Facebook to see some more of our great improvements and upgrades!

* Normal Data usage rates apply when using the Vodafone network


June 2016.










SPICK ‘N’ SPAN DRY CLEANERS AND LAUNDERETTE is the most recent winner of the Business Awards Section in the highly successful Glanmire Sports, Business and Community Awards, sponsored by Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel.  


Mr. Michael Magner, Director of Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel (Main Sponsors) commended the latest winners of the Business Award category, Mr. Billy Black and Mrs. Joan Black, saying “We at Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel are delighted to be associated with this very successful Sports, Business and Community Award Scheme.  This is our ninth year to be involved and we are delighted with the new initiative that has gone from strength to strength.”  

In September 1996, the creation of Spick ‘n’ Span was first initiated in Chapelgate, Ballyvolane and operated solely as a Laundrette.  Since then, Spick ‘n’ Span has progressively developed into a larger, more prestigious business with the purchase of Spick ‘n’ Span in Hazelwood Shopping Centre, Glanmire in November 1999; which is now the flagship store. With this movement, Spick’n’Span laundrette offered the additional service of Dry cleaning resulting in a name change to Spick ‘n’ Span Dry Cleaners and Laundry.


Spick ‘n’ Span would never be where it is today without its hardworking, loyal and friendly employees. The Black family states that they have been fortunate enough to have staff that have been with them from the very beginning who have supported Spick and Span and have developed it into the business it is today. To the employees of Spick’n’Span, past and present, Billy and Joan acknowledge that they have been the company’s greatest asset and for that they are ever thankful. They consider all of their staff part of the close knit 3rd generation Black family that operate Spick ‘n’ Span.


Spick ‘n’ Span has been continually developing throughout the years to improve its service to all its customers. Spick ‘n’ Span Glanmire has undergone extensive renovation and extensions to cater for all its customers’ needs.

Throughout the years, Spick ‘n’ Span has employed over thirty local people from Glanmire and the surrounding area. They have offered past services such as contract cleaning and work and carpet cleaning. Today the services of dry cleaning, laundry, rolling and surface rug cleaning, cater for local churches, restaurants, hotels, schools, sports clubs and of course the local Glanmire community.



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Customer Service Award at the Annual Irish Country Hotels and Manor House

Hotels AGM - April 2016.


At the Annual General Meeting of Irish Country Hotels and Manor House Hotels, Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel, Won a customer Service award.

 Having achieved a achieved a score of 90%.

 This is what was said about our customer service on the evening of the award


"The assessor was extremely impressed by staff in this hotel. The customer service was described as exceptional. This was due to the attention paid to small details. For example: On arrival to their bedroom, they received a call from reception within two minutes to ensure everything was to their satisfaction; ‘this was a very nice touch’. The assessors were then advised there would be a welcome drink in the reception area for them. On arrival to the lobby for this drink, they were greeted by the Duty Manager. This demonstrates a high level of professionalism. Staff were also pro-active in their duties, they engaged the assessor in conversation to establish their needs throughout. They asked the purpose of their stay and issued various recommendations on things to do without prompt. On speaking about the staff, the assessor said ‘They were very accommodating and appeared to be genuinely interested in making our stay a memorable one."

Our Team Make all this possible, and deserve this acknowledgement so much and thank you our customers who support us every day.



Images of our Directors Michael, Mary and David and Joe McHugh TD Acting Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources

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Sports Business and Community Award Winner April 2016

MR. BRENDAN O’CONNELL is the most recent winner of the Sports Awards Section in the highly successful Glanmire Sports, Business and Community Awards, sponsored by Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel.


Mr. Michael Magner, Director of Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel (Main Sponsors) commended the latest winner of the Sports Award category, Mr. Brendan O’Connell, saying “We at Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel are delighted to be associated with this very successful Sports, Business and Community Award Scheme.  This is our ninth year to be involved and we are delighted with the new initiative that has gone from strength to strength.”  


Soccer and GAA star Brendan O’Connell is a member of a very proud and historic club, namely Rockmount FC, who have won many honours over the years in Cork, Munster and Ireland.


The Club has made a massive contribution to soccer on Cork’s north side, producing many great players and mentors over the years with their top players coming through their youth ranks.


Their most famous son is Roy Keane, now Assistant Manager of the Republic of Ireland squad, who have qualified for EURO 2016.  Roy has been a great ambassador over the years for Rockmount.


Brendan O’Connell has won many domestic honours over the years on the local scene – winner of 5 Munster League Titles.  Brendan also played with Avondale and Internationally with the Republic of Ireland.


Brendan has collected 53 Caps and has been the mainstay of the Irish Amateur side.  He has also won Intermediate Cup Titles in the past. He has played at four UEFA Regions Cup Finals with the Irish Amateur Soccer side and has won FAI International Player of the Year in 2011.



Goalkeeper Brendan O’Connell has recently emerged as a Cork Senior Goalkeeper, having played against Donegal in Ballyshannon and he is a valued member of Peadar Healy’s Senior Cork Football side, having played with his local club Glanmire at Intermediate level and is also a valued member of Rockmount FC under manager Billy Cronin.   


  • 5 Munster Senior League Titles

  • All domestic trophies in Cork numerous times.

  • 53 International Caps

  • Played at 4 UEFA Regions Cup Finals

  • FAI International player of the year in 2011

  • Played at World University games in Korea & Turkey (2003 & 2005)

  • Won 3 Collingwood Cups with UCC





  • Won 50th International Cap – March 2015 v Poland in Turners Cross

  • Won Munster Senior League in May 2015

  • Won Michael Ward Inter Provincial Trophy October 2015 & Player of the Tournament for Michael Ward Trophy

  • Won Keane Cup December 2015

  • Won McGrath Cup with Cork Senior Football Team January 2016

  • Member of the Irish Amateur Side who won the RTE Sports Team of the Year 2016

  • July 4th 2015 Won UEFA Regions Cup with Ireland v Croatia.



Major Refurbishment at Vienna Woods - February 2016.

As we approach almost 10 years in business, we have thankfully among a few survived the recession, these difficult times have been both an eye opener and challenge on how to maintain a business, but also to really appreciate your customer. We are so grateful to all our loyal and new customers who have stuck by us during these times. Your business has and will always be sincerely appreciated.

During the past number of years, we had to forego any significant investment in the hotel as we had to look at the long term implications for our business. Equally we were fully aware that we had to invest, however the patience of our guests allowed us time to recover.

Thankfully and proudly now we can say we are really optimistic about the future and the future of the hotel industry in Ireland.

In September of last year, we commenced a €1m investment in to the hotel. We commenced with the Refurbishment of our Bar, along with the introduction of new technology (Point of Sale units (tills), Reservations system and data management). We refurbished our all public corridors, public and ballroom bathrooms, along with a mini facelift to our ballroom. This year we will complete a full refurbishment of our guestrooms, this will be a slow process as we are fortunate to have significant levels of business booked, and therefore it will not be possible to close a wing of guest rooms at a time. However, we know, once complete our guestroom offering will be comparable to the best accommodation offering in Ireland.

In order to understand what our guest’s require from their experience in our new guestrooms, we are encouraging feedback, as sometimes we do get things wrong, and we want to get it right. So any feedback or advice you could provide to us, would be sincerely appreciated. Please call us on +353 21 4556800 or email us at

Thank you for sticking with us and we look forward to have you visit again soon.

Michael and all the Team at Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel Cork


Some Images of our new public Bathrooms!

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Meet Philip - June Employee of the Month

Let us introduce you to June's employee of the month, Phillip Doherty. Phillip works in both our Bar and Restaurant and is a very deserving winner with comments from guests such as "polite, pleasant and most important making guests feel welcome"

Also in the photo is Abdullah Al-Shmmasnh, Phillips' head of department, Darren Conroy, Head of Front Desk and Head of the Employee of the Month Committee and Our Director Michael.

This is what working as a team is all about - and fantastic team members need to be recognised.


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4 Deserved Stars for Our Sister Hotel

Congratulations to our sister hotel, The Woodlands, Adare, which we are delighted to announce have received their 4th star!! Thanks so much to everybody who helped them along their journey. Special thanks also to all of their loyal patrons and community who inspire them to continuously be better.

They are passionate about what they do and are looking forward to building on this milestone for achieving their much deserved 4th Star.
Well Done to all the Team involved in the Woodlands - their hard work has most definetly paid off!
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Meet Marwan - Employee of the Month

Let us introduce you to Marwan Jazi.

Marwan is our Breakfast chef here at the hotel and also is responsible for the majority of our home baking and in particular our delicious home made brown bread.

He is our employee of the month for May, he is joined by Jimmy our head chef and director Michael.

Well done Marwan, so well deserved!

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Our Team in the Office presenting the Glanmire Sports Star Award to the Watergrasshill Athlethics Club

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Winning Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence 

It's always nice to get a pat on the back for our excellent service..

And no better way than receiving one of TripAdvisors 2014 Winner of the Certificate of Excellence

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