Norina O'Callaghan, Clayton Silver Springs; Peter Loughnane, Ballymaloe House; Michael Magner, Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel; Brendan Comerford, Castlemartyr Resort; Neil Grant, Celtic Ross Hotel; Mary O'Donovan, Cork IHF; Katie Murphy, Kings Laundry (sponsor); Finola McCarthy, Jury's Inn; Aaron Mansworth, Trigon Hotel Group; Joe Kennedy and Mariska Smit, both Clayton Silver Springs and Sean Cooney, Castlemartyr Resort at the launch of the Cork Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) annual black-tie tourism dinner, which takes place in the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork, on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Picture: David Keane)

The Cork Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) is excited to launch their annual black-tie tourism dinner which is one of the highlight events in Cork.

This year the dinner takes place in the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on Thursday, November 14 and will celebrate, ‘Cork – Our Unique Destination’, exploring our hidden gems and focusing on all the wonderful places and quirks that make Cork, well …. Cork! 

Neil Grant, chairman of the Branch says: “Our Tourism Dinner is one of the top nights in the Cork social calendar and goes from strength to strength every year.

“It provides a great platform to network with industry peers and highlights some of our finest hotels, producers and hospitality partners on the evening as we embrace the wonderful and unique destination that is Cork. The night really is a celebration of our wonderful industry and county!”

Tickets are priced at €90 and monies raised will be distributed between the chosen charity this year, Enable Ireland and will also aid the promotion of tourism related activities in both Cork City and County in 2020.

To secure your ticket contact: Mary O’Donovan, Branch administrator on