at The Marine, Ballybunion
The Marine has been part of Ballybunion since 1956 when it was first registered as a Hotel with Failte Ireland.
It has lasted the test of time, character is just built into the walls here at the Marine.
It has been owner operated by many different families over the years, which have all put their stamp on things but the one thing that they have all had in common is the love for Ballybunion and providing a place that people love to visit.
Our little place of heaven sits on the top of the famous Ballybunion beach with stunning views and fresh air that are just good for the soul. Generation’s of hard working people have always ran the Marine as a hotel and it has always been a fantastic place because of the people who put everything into it. That is what make the place as special as it is, you cant buy passion it is either there or it isn’t.
It is now owned by Business Partners, Derek Nagle, Elaine Bennett Murphy & Anthony Bennett, who all came together from different Business experience to make the Marine what it is today. Derek & Elaine run the day to day operations of the business.
Ballybunion is a seasonal town with the ethos of making your business in the summer months however times change and then came the COVID outbreak and all as we knew it changed forever. Derek, Elaine & Anthony had only invested heavily in a major revamp when COVID closed us down. We grew our business from nothing at this time with the help of amazing people who believed in us & we believed in the Marine, whatever that was to be .
“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The Goal of resilience is to thrive ” They say whats for you won’t pass you?
We have produced a bakery, coffee shop, outdoor seating area that is one of the best spots in Kerry and has one of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland and most importantly enjoyed by many. Since we started our journey we are evolving all the time. The love we have for the Marine ensures that we have endless possibilities and we intend to keep growing them for many years to come.
We are open all year round with the Coffee Shop & Bakery growing steadily. It is no longer seasonal, it is what we always wanted it to be. We aimed to create full time employment and build a team behind us because we are nothing without our team.
The Marine is now enjoyed by our locals all year round with the added bonus of the summer locals & visitors.
Dine, Drink & Stay
At The Marine in Ballybunion
Enjoy barista coffee and mouth-watering cakes by the sea shore at The Hatch Coffee Shop here at the Marine in Ballybunion.READ MORE
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