Midlands Hotels Celebrating Five Years Supporting Down Syndrome Ireland

The iNUA Collection raised a further €30,000 through their recent Christmas voucher campaign.

The iNUA Collection is celebrating five years supporting Down Syndrome Ireland having chosen them as their charity partner in 2019.

Tullamore Court Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone are part of Ireland’s largest regional hotel group.

Hotels across the collection recently arranged for a €2,500 cheque to be presented to their local Down Syndrome Ireland branch.

“With community as one of our core values here at The iNUA Collection, we are delighted to continue supporting this partnership for a fifth year,” said Sean O’Driscoll, CEO of The iNUA Collection“using our group resources and expertise to make a positive impact and engaging both guests and teams in this process. The practical supports offered by Down Syndrome Ireland are invaluable and their work in supporting adult education and independence enhances the lives of thousands of children and adults with Down Syndrome across the country. Our fundraising efforts are one crucial way for us to support DSI and the important work they do. These efforts allow us to engage with our guests and colleagues in a meaningful way, building a sense of community and a sense of social responsibility. We are privileged to be part of this journey with DSI.” 

Deirdre Buckley, The iNUA Collection Director of People & Culture noted, “As a team at iNUA, we unilaterally agreed on partnering with DSI as an excellent organisation but the unexpected win for us all was our introduction to the DSI National Employment Programme to bring sustainable employment to members as part of the iNUA Collection partnership. Graduates from the DSI employment programme now come to us with skills that enable work readiness and so much more, so we have the opportunity to work alongside these graduates who have become valuable permanent colleagues.”

“Our valued partnership over the past five years with The iNUA Collection has been a huge success for us,” said Aoife Gaffney, Head of Employment, Down Syndrome Ireland. “It has resulted in many opportunities for our adult members with Down Syndrome nationwide, with iNUA providing over 20 paid jobs to our members to date. The focus is not just on providing jobs though but also thinking about progression. We appreciate every bit of work and support from the fantastic teams across the iNUA Collection. They are making a long-lasting and valuable impact on the lives of adults with Down Syndrome and their families in Ireland.”

About The iNUA Collection

As Ireland’s largest regional hotel group, The iNUA Collection includes 4 and 5-star hotels across the island of Ireland. From city centre properties in Belfast, Dublin, Athlone and Kilkenny, to hotels in picturesque settings like the heart of Killarney National Park, Cork’s Little Island, or with ocean views in Sligo, this Irish-owned collection of 14 hotels features individually designed bedrooms with the latest technology, sustainable practices, and stylish design. Many hotels have leisure centres, gyms and sophisticated spa facilities and The iNUA Collection also has some of Ireland’s best meeting and events facilities, from spaces that can cater to over 1,000 guests to a wide range of smaller, high-tech meeting room options, as well as ballrooms, intimate dining rooms and civil ceremony spaces. Good food and drink is a key focus across the group with menus featuring the very best of local and seasonal Irish produce, simply prepared.


The iNUA Collection hotels:

Tullamore Court Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo.

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney

Ariel House, Ballsbridge

Dublin One

Springfield Hotel, Leixlip

Fairways Hotel, Dundalk

The Gateway Hotel, Dundalk

The Hillgrove Hotel & Spa, Monaghan

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

The Gasworks Hotel, Belfast

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