New Bircher Muesli Option for Breakfast

Our breakfast just got even more delicious with the addition of our new Bircher Muesli at the Killarney Park Hotel. A wonderful and healthy option, this Swiss style muesli can be made at home, so we’re sharing with you our secret recipe; here goes:

Bircher Muesli Recipe


1.5 kg oats

1 litre milk

1 litre orange juice

100g fresh lemon juice

450g grated red apple

450g grated pear

450g raisins

450g dried cranberries

300g sugar

Mix all of these together and leave to soak overnight.

After 12 hours of soaking, add the following ingredients:

1kg yoghurt

100g sweet condensed milk

300g honey

100g chopped hazelnuts

100g chopped walnuts

100g chopped almonds

Delicious, healthy and can be eaten at any time of the day! Bircher Muesli was created over a century ago by Swiss doctor, Maximillian Bircher-Benner, as part of a healing therapy for his patients. The key to original Bircher Muesli is to soak it overnight to achieve a far chewier consistency. This improves the digestion and the absorption of this nutritious muesli.

Seafood Platter on the Killarney Park Hotel Terrace

With the weather set to improve this week, and a possible “Indian Summer” on the Cards, why not pop in for a delicious Seafood Platter on our Terrace ? The perfect place to gather with friends after a day at work, or simply to relax in the surrounds of our mature and landscaped gardens.

Here’s some superb shots of a delicious Seafood Dish as prepared by Head Chef Heiko:



Delicious New Dishes at The Park Restaurant

Here are some of the delicious dishes that are on our Park Restaurant menu this August:


Seared Scallops with Crispy Black Pudding Praline (Starter)

Served with a Carpaccio of Heirloom Tomatoes and Bloody Mary Sorbet


Cured Lamb (Starter)

Herb Salad, Sheep’s Milk Panacotta & Bell Pepper Curd


Halibut Fillet                                                                           

Featuring Beurre Rogue Spinach, Sauteéd Calamari  and Parsnip Pureé


Oven Roasted Skeghanore Duck Breast

With Blackberry Jus, Crispy Confide Duck Leg,  Cigar & Tender Stem Broccoli   

Introducing our new Chefs, Heiko and Cormac….

Killarney Park Chefs Picture by Don MacMonagle

Sous Chef Cormac and Executive Chef Heiko

We are delighted to welcome our new Executive Chef, Heiko Riebandt, to The Killarney Park Hotel. Heiko has 20 years experience and has worked in award-winning five-star hotels and Michelin star restaurants across Europe.

He spent his early years in the renowned former Relais and Chateaux Property Hotel Schloss Hugenpoet near his hometown in Essen, Germany, and then went on to work in two-star Michelin rated restaurants and five-star hotels in Switzerland and Germany.

Over the last number of years while in Ireland, Heiko has made appearances in the popular TV Irish breakfast show Ireland AM, where he presented ‘Five Things to Eat Before You Die‘.

Heiko’s signature recipes also won him acclaim while he worked as executive head chef at The Lodge at Doonbeg, Co Clare.  This followed with an appearance on ‘Ann Liguori’s Live Radio Show’ in July 2013 and he also featured in The Wall Street Journal as part of an article on Chefs’ Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts.

Heiko was also listed as of 36 Inspirational Chefs in the Relais & Chateaux Cookbook. In Heiko’s own words: “I generally don’t like to talk about me as to what I have done, rather I like to focus on what I’m doing and what I will do in the future, every day is a new day but never forget where you came from.”

We would also like to introduce our new Sous Chef Cormac Vesey, who trained in Waterford Castle and The Cliff House Hotel under Michelin-star chef Martijn Kajuiter. “My biggest cooking influence is Raymond Blanc, his seasonal approach has inspired my cooking and I am looking forward to bringing the skills I’ve learned here,” said Cormac.

New Breakfast Menu at The Killarney Park Hotel

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – I’m sure you will agree! We’ve added some exciting new dishes to our already renowned Breakfast menu at the Killarney Park Hotel – and for good measure we have some exciting new developments to be be announced in our Kitchen so stay tuned….Eggs Benedict is one of the new dishes on the menu…yummy! Continental,  Buffet or Cooked, Check out our menu below.Breakfast Menu July 2015

Great Food, Superb Location

We had some super fun recently at our new Terrace at the Killarney Park – a photo shoot and some food tasting! It is the perfect location for “Al Fresco” dining and a wide and varied menu is available to suit all guest tastes. Relax on the Rattan furniture with a drink and some nibbles. Perfect location for a get together with friends.


The classic 1950’s Rolls Royce (which was once owned by the McShane Family, the former owners of Killarney House in Killarney National Park) arrived on a sunny Tuesday evening to the leafy surrounds of the Killarney Park Hotel. Such a fun photoshoot!