Down by the Liffey in a place of beauty

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Martin Moodie
Martin Moodie is the Founder & Chairman of The Moodie Report.


The Kildare Hotel & Golf Club – better known as The K Club – must be one of the most beautiful hotels on the planet.

Set in some 550 acres of woodland and parkland, including its own private stretch of the River Liffey, this is a place of rare and pristine beauty.

Last night Dubai Duty Free, sponsor of the Irish Derby, hosted the pre-Derby ball, which raised a goodly sum for a local charity. Guests walked through the beautiful hotel grounds, across a footbridge, on the way to dinner. The tranquility was something to behold.

As always, Dubai Duty Free have organised these few days impeccably but with their trademark relaxed hospitality. The K Club is a great place to regenerate the spirit. One of those places to see – and stay in – before you die.



A look back towards the magnificent Straffan House.


The Moodie Report Publisher enjoys the lovely surrounds of The K Club


Colm McLoughlin, Managing Director of Dubai Duty Free, and his wife Breeda pose for a picture in front of Straffan House.


Dubai Duty Free’s hard-working marketing team Anna Khan (left) and Christine Feliciano


(From left) Bruce McGuire, Scorpio Distributors; Salah Hussein Tahlak, Dubai Duty Free; Mark Riches, WDF; Martin Moodie, The Moodie Report

Salah Hussein Tahlak