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Want to be part of the exciting and evolving journey of the award-winning Killeavy Castle Estate? 

As we excitedly prepare for the season ahead of us, there are a number of opportunities to join our talented team. From Front of House roles to behind-the-scenes roles and varying from Full to Part time roles we have a position that suits all ages and work schedules. 

If you are a talented and enthusiastic individual looking to take the next step in your career within an award-winning hotel, please complete the application form below and return it to us. Our staff are integral to the current and future success of Killeavy Castle Estate and where best to hear what our customers think of our staff than by reading some of our guest reviews.

View our current vacancies. If you are keen to join our team but don't see a job that suits your skillset, send your CV and a cover letter highlighting why you want to work with us to hr@killeavycastle.com. We will keep your information on file for future roles as they become available.

Alternatively, click here to download our Application Form. Either complete this form and upload via the website, email it to hr@killeavycastle.com or complete and post it for the attention of the Human Resources Manager, Killeavy Castle Estate, 12 Ballintemple Road, Killeavy, Newry, County Armagh, BT35 8LQ. 

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Meet the Team

Our team members are the most important ingredient to providing exceptional customer service. Let them tell you what makes Killeavy Castle Estate such a unique and special place.

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Working at Killeavy Castle Estate is a highly rewarding and enjoyable experience. With access to the best ingredients and equipment, this is the perfect place for any chef to learn new skills, and techniques to push themselves as far as they can – under the extremely dedicated, talented, nurturing guidance of Darragh and Dario

Peter McAteer, Sous Chef

I began working here in September 2019 as a part-time night porter. Since then, I have progressed to become a duty manager, where I oversee the daily operations of the estate and provide support to department managers. In September 2023 I begin studying to become an Accounting Technician to support part of my current role, working within our accounts department. Working here has allowed me to progress as a person and learn valuable skills along the way.

Michael Sheppard, Duty Manager

I like working in the Kitchen at Killeavy Castle Estate as I am allowed to express myself through the food by being creative and experiencing new food and flavour combinations in a good working environment

Kim Cheung, Chef de Partie

I have 6 years’ of experience working in various kitchens, but the 1 year I have been at Killeavy Castle Estate has been the most valuable than any other year. The forever-changing menu teaches me new dishes, techniques, sauces and flavours. Darragh (Exec. Head Chef) always asks my opinion and has the answer to any question. It’s the most organised clean and well-run kitchen I have ever seen

Billy Dempsey, Chef de Partie

Our kitchen is a great working environment to learn in. I can be creative with my dishes and the team pushes me to be better with every new dish. Our farm-to-fork ethos is very unique as we have our own longhorn cattle, cheviot sheep and estate-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs. As a chef, this gives me confidence in the quality of food I am preparing and cooking with

Aisling Thomson, Chef de Partie

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