Mount Congreve Gardens and Waterford Treasures Museums have announced the appointment of Sara Dolan as their new commercial director.
Originally from Ardmore, in Co. Waterford, Dolan has travelled the world, working in the luxury hospitality industry. She has a strong track record, with over 20 years of experience in tourism. She has worked with Keller Travel, which has a range of four- and five-star luxury camping resorts in France, Italy and Spain, and she has spent the last eight years working with the CLIFF Hotels Group, departing from her role as group director of marketing for the aforementioned commercial director position.
Statement By Dolan
Dolan stated, “I’m delighted to be joining Mount Congreve Gardens and Waterford Treasures Museums. It’s a very exciting time for both brands, with two new museums having just opened at Waterford Treasures and works ongoing for a new visitor experience to open at Mount Congreve Gardens in the early autumn.
“Works are in full swing on site at Mount Congreve Gardens. We have appointed our cafe partner, CaToCa, who have brilliant experience in this area, having hosted cafe sites at Belvedere House and Gardens, Portumna Castle, and more.
“We are excited to share that, prior to the gardens reopening, we will be opening a new Mount Congreve express cafe at our Greenway Gate, for visitors to enjoy some of the signature tastes that will also be available at the brand-new Mount Congreve Stables Cafe, when the attraction opens this autumn. The Mount Congreve express cafe menu will feature an abundance of local produce, along with flavours and veg fresh from the Mount Congreve kitchen gardens.
“Alongside organising our new cafe, we are partnering with a number of local craft businesses and producers for our brand-new retail space, and there are a lot of very exciting projects in the works for this.
“I am very much looking forward to working with the team at both brands and further enhancing the visitor experiences at each, along with building upon the profile of both attractions at an international level.”
Waterford Treasures Museums
The collection of Waterford Treasures Museums includes the Bishop’s Palace, the National Museum of Time, the Irish Silver Museum, the Medieval Museum, Reginald’s Tower, and the Viking Experience. The 70-acre Mount Congreve Gardens are currently undergoing extensive redevelopment works, and a brand-new visitor experience is set to be unveiled there later this year.
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