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Our Values and Goals

At Killeavy Castle Estate, we aim to provide an environment for commitment and performance-motivated people to flourish with us in achieving our objectives; you, as part of our team, enhance our ability to achieve this. Our vision is to become a leading hotel both in Northern Ireland and internationally with a motto of ‘Get closer to what’s important’. To guide us in fulfilling this vision, we have developed a culture based on respect - for our customers, our community, our staff and our environment. The pillars of this respect-based culture are our core values of integrity, diversity, innovation, excellent customer service and teamwork.

We have a clear picture of our future. Our success depends on each one of us making a full contribution. Together we can make the Estate grow and become stronger and bring security to our personal lives. Killeavy Castle Estate believes strongly in the development and maintenance of Core Company Values which will help to ensure one’s own personal development and also the success of Killeavy Castle Estate. These Company values where respect is of paramount importance are the essence of the Company’s identity and are a guide as to how the Company should run.


Deal fairly and treat our staff, customers, competitors and suppliers with mutual respect and sensitivity.  Respect and appreciate the environment, being conscious of the various ways in which we can protect and sustain a better environment for ourselves and those that come after us.


Act honestly, ethically and responsibly in all aspects of our business.


Accept without question employees and customers with varying characteristics including, but not limited to, religious and political beliefs, gender, ethnicity, education, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation and geographic location.


Constantly strive to improve by introducing of new ideas or taking an existing idea and making it work better.

Excellent Customer Service

Provide excellent customer service at all times in a professional and hospitable way whilst also listening to our customers to obtain feedback.  A heartfelt desire for our customers to have positive feelings toward our products and services so that they return again and again.


Work as a team where every person is a valued member, treated with respect, encouraged to contribute and recognised and rewarded for their efforts.


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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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