The Kennedy Suite
The Kennedy Suite at Great Southern Killarney
The Kennedy Suite is one of two premier suites at Great Southern Killarney. This opulent suite is available with one or two bedrooms, and separate sitting room. This suite embodies the sophisticated elegance of the Victorian era and has been a haven for many Presidents, celebrities, and dignitaries throughout the years. The Kennedy Suite commands a prime location in the Main House, with magnificant views overlooking the hotel's beautiful gardens and the scenic mountains of Killarney.The Kennedy Suite has been carefully and tastefully designed with traditional and authentic fabrics, a Waterford Crystal chandelier, and antique furniture chosen exclusively for each room. Adding to the feeling of total luxury are beautiful period fittings and paintings from the hotel's extensive collection of fine art. Traditional features in the spacious bathrooms include double sinks set in rich mahogany stands and free-standing cast-iron bathtub. The traditional feel doesn't get in the way of comfort, and you'll appreciate a rejuvenating shower with extra large bath towels. Click here to view our special offers.
The Kennedy Connection with Great Southern Killarney
For added distinction and privacy for guests, the Kennedy Suite is entered through two large double doors into an exterior foyer, before reaching the main entrance to the suite. Following a visit by Jackie Onassis and her children to the hotel in the 1960's, Jimmy Cullinane, Head Waiter in the hotel at the time, was prompted to write two poems for the Kennedy Family: John F Kennedy and American Tragedy in memory of John F and Robert Kennedy whom were both tragically assassinated. Today just outside the suite we have on display: An original copy of the American Tragedy poem, an appreciation card from Mrs Kennedy, an appreciation note from Edward Kennedy who subsequently wrote to Jimmy expressing his appreciation on behalf of the Kennedy Family, and an excerpt from the records of The House of Representatives where the John F Kennedy poem was read out by Hon. Richard D. McCarthy, whose parents gave him the poem which they received during their stay in the hotel.