Hospitality is our family business


The Scally Family

As lifelong hoteliers, our family has had the pleasure of welcoming guests for four generations. Killarney Royal, the 4 star boutique hotel, is the original property of the collection, is now a member of Ireland’s Blue Book alongside Hayfield Manor, which opened its doors in 1996. In November 2014, we purchased our third hotel and took ownership of what was then called The Malton, a beautiful 4 star Victorian hotel also situated in Killarney, dating back to 1854. Together the collective name for the three hotels is The Hayfield Family Collection. In January 2018 The Malton Killarney returned to its original name of Great Southern Killarney. We are delighted that each of our four children are continuing in the family tradition by leading the teams in our historic properties. Anne-Marie is the Creative Director for the Collection while her husband Ettienne is now CEO. Claire has the role of Communications Director, Brian is Revenue Director and Mark is Financial Director of the Hayfield Family Collection. It is our utmost honour to host guests from across the globe at Great Southern Killarney, a hotel that is so proudly steeped in history as it first opened its doors over 160 years ago. Our dedicated team at Great Southern Killarney are experts at providing the first class service that our clients expect, coupled with all the charm for which the Irish are renowned. A visit to Killarney comes highly recommended on any discerning Ireland itinerary, with Great Southern Killarney being the ideal town centre base from which to begin the Kerry adventure. Our aim is to create a host of delightful memories for our valued guests. We are very proud to have three independent family run hotels with an emphasis on personal service. Hospitality is our family business and for four generations it has been our passion, our calling and our guests are our inspiration.

We hope someday to have the pleasure of welcoming you.

Yours faithfully

Joe & Margaret Scally