Meet Our New Sales & Marketing Manager

Meet Our New Sales & Marketing Manager

We are delighted to welcome Karen O’Sullivan on board as the new Sales & Marketing Manager for the Hoban Hotel Kilkenny. Karen is a native to Kilkenny city and the local area to the Hoban Hotel Kilkenny.


At 16, Karen’s first role was working in a local hotel in Kilkenny as a waitress for events where she immediately began to love hotels and the hospitality industry. The skills learnt along the way afforded great opportunities to travel and work abroad in Disneyland Paris, SeaWorld California, and Australia.

Karen studied Tourism, Business and French and proudly achieved a first-class honours degree and numerous other skills and qualifications over the years

With many years of experience, Karen is very proud to be part of the growing and expanding Tourism & Hospitality Industry and especially joining the team at the Hoban Hotel Kilkenny.

Spare Time

In her spare time, Karen enjoys days out with her family, cooking, entertaining, walks and yoga.

Settling In To The Hoban Hotel

The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny is newly refurbished, with exquisite dining facilities indoors and outdoors on our terrace area. The hotel is especially appealing to corporate, local and leisure guests. Karen is looking forward to continuing the fantastic relationships that the hotel has with the local community and being the point of contact for any enquiries. You can reach Karen by email at [email protected].

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Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw

Gary hails from the midlands of Ireland, the lake county, Westmeath! Having travelled to all corners of the island, mostly with golf clubs in hand, Gary offers an adventurous perspective when writing. After the clubs are put away and the shopping trips are complete, Gary also likes to venture out into the nightlife for the full rounded experience!

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