The gushing garden fountain, giant ‘triffid’-like plants, towers, and parapets are all dead giveaways. This is no ordinary entrance; this is no formulaic hotel.
Step through the ‘fortress’ front door of Clifden’s Abbeyglen Castle Hotel and prepare to be welcomed by the aroma of a peat fire and the squawk of the ‘duty manager’, Gilbert, who as resident parrot oversees everything and everyone.
OBK Equator European Architects has expanded its Irish practice by opening a dedicated office in Galway. The office will be lead by Eugene Mulcaire, former principal director and driving force behind OKM Architects. His completed projects include; the sustainably designed Galway City Webworks and Bus Station, Castlehope mixed use development, Fairgreen mixed use development and other significant works.
Recent large-scale master planning projects have included Crown Plaza, Mervue, now under construction; and the nine-acre architectural and urban redesign in the heart of Tuam town centre at Bishops Palace, currently with An Bord Pleanala.
The perfect fit arises when the right person is placed in the right job. No square pegs in round holes, no ‘making do’, no ‘getting by’.
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ireland Ltd (www.hays.ie) is a section of Hays plc (www.hays.com), a global leader in specialist recruitment, which this year marks 50 years in the worldwide construction recruitment business.