Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Kirby says he is under no illusions as to the status of what was among the top tier of Northern Ireland’s luxury resorts 10 years ago, but had become “downtrodden” since going into administration four years later.
Kirby was appointed last year by the new American owners of the resort, which boasts a Nick Faldo-designed golf course, following successful stints at Mount Juliet and Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate.
And his first move was to hire a new sales and marketing team, whose efforts have already seen a turn-up in guest numbers.
Despite the resort losing hosting rights for this summer’s Irish Open, Kirby is confident that he and his team can do what’s necessary to attract similar “silver bullet” events back to Lough Erne in future. The Belfast Telegraph has much more HERE.