Arrange to meet with family or friends for an afternoon catch-up and enjoy Ballygarry’s Traditional Afternoon Tea. Make it extra special for that occasion and add a glass of bubbly or perhaps even a gin and tonic. For groups of 6 to 8 you may book our mid-18th century Lodge as a private event room for your afternoon tea, with a personalized butler service.
This mid-18th century Lodge was formerly the gate lodge of the O’Connor farmhouse, visible to the north of the hotel. The main Dublin road was then moved which separated it from the farmhouse & joined it with Ballygarry House.
This farmhouse & Lodge was owned by the Slattery family, but was the home of Thomas and Ellen O’Brien, who were born & grew up in Tralee.
Their love story began when they refused to be separated because of religious differences, despite the promise of family fortunes. They lived here raising 8 children together for 22 years until the 1940’s. Ballygarry has maintained The Cottage as part of Tralee’s history.
Today, Afternoon Tea is served in The Cottage for groups of 6 to 8 guests to enjoy.