Meet Our Team
When it comes to hotels in Kilkenny, ours stands out for its unique history, unrivalled charm and quirky flair. However, it really is the people that make the place and in that regard, we have some of the best in the business maintaining our fantastic reputation for a friendly and first-rate service. Here are the hard-working faces behind the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, those tasked with ensuring your every moment with us is a magical experience.
James Gleeson, General Manager
A lover of food, wine and all things Kilkenny, our unique property combines all of his passions. When not busy perfecting your experience at our hotel, James can be found in Kilkenny’s historical countryside walking with his family, kayaking on the River Nore or brushing up on his wealth of whiskey knowledge.
Cormac Vessey, Head Chef
A native of Meath, Cormac has worked in kitchens across the world, including New Zealand, France, England and Canada. He has also been part of the culinary team in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants, including the five-star Killarney Park Hotel, Waterford Castle Hotel and the Michelin-starred Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore.