About Harvey's Point

While on holidays in Donegal, Jody Gysling had occasion to visit Lough Eske. Here he found a little piece of Switzerland hidden away in the Hills of Donegal. The attraction of the snow-capped Blue Stack Mountains was complimented by the friendly people and soon Jody was to make this wee corner of Ireland his home.

Jody bought an old cottage from two brothers by the name of Harvey. On what can only be described as a swamp, he painstakingly drew stones by tractor 10 miles away. Over the years, many friends came to visit and so with true Donegal hospitality, Jody entertained guests with fine food and wine.

Escaping the pressures of a hectic life in Switzerland, Jody decided to stay in Ireland and build a small guest house. He started out with four rooms and in 1989, Harvey’s Point was opened to the public with twenty bedrooms and a small restaurant.

At this time his brother, Marc had joined him in his crazy dream. Just before the hotel opened, Jody offered a young local girl called Deirdre a job for the summer. And what a long summer it turned out to be!

Romance blossomed between Marc and Deirdre and together with Jody, they developed the business.

In 1996 Marc and Deirdre were married on Valentine’s Day at Harvey’s Point and now have three children. Carl, James and Christina.

Every year, there was reinvestment in the hotel. A new ballroom was added, the restaurant was extended and new bedrooms were built in 2005.  The new Lakeshore Suites came on stream in 2012 and a new look Harvey’s Restaurant Lounge and Bar in 2014.

Business grew from strength to strength and Harvey’s Point became renowned for excellent cuisine and a warm Irish welcome in a truly special location.

Industry: Hotel, travel, tourism, restaurant, food and beverage

Company Name: Harvey's Point
Company Benefits: Clubs/societies
Competitive Salary
Employee discount programme
Employee Social Events
Employee Training
Excellent career development
Family days
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While on holidays in Donegal, Jody Gysling had occasion to visit Lough Eske. Here he found a little piece of Switzerland hidden away in the Hills of Donegal. The attraction of the snow-capped Blue Stack Mountains was complimented by the friendly people and soon Jody was to make this wee corner of Ireland his home.

Jody bought an old cottage from two brothers by the name of Harvey. On what can only be described as a swamp, he painstakingly drew stones by tractor 10 miles away. Over the years, many friends came to visit and so with true Donegal hospitality, Jody entertained guests with fine food and wine.

Escaping the pressures of a hectic life in Switzerland, Jody decided to stay in Ireland and build a small guest house. He started out with four rooms and in 1989, Harvey’s Point was opened to the public with twenty bedrooms and a small restaurant.

At this time his brother, Marc had joined him in his crazy dream. Just before the hotel opened, Jody offered a young local girl called Deirdre a job for the summer. And what a long summer it turned out to be!

Romance blossomed between Marc and Deirdre and together with Jody, they developed the business.

In 1996 Marc and Deirdre were married on Valentine’s Day at Harvey’s Point and now have three children. Carl, James and Christina.

Every year, there was reinvestment in the hotel. A new ballroom was added, the restaurant was extended and new bedrooms were built in 2005.  The new Lakeshore Suites came on stream in 2012 and a new look Harvey’s Restaurant Lounge and Bar in 2014.

Business grew from strength to strength and Harvey’s Point became renowned for excellent cuisine and a warm Irish welcome in a truly special location.

Contact name: Niall Coffey
Contact title: General Manager
Contact email: niall.coffey@harveyspoint.com

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Waiter/Waitress

Harvey's Point Harvey’s Point has a reputation for outstanding customer service and fabulous cuisine. To achieve this reputation, every member of our team is a vital component and given the opportunity to flourish. Due to our business expanding, we curren...

Donegal, Donegal Harvey's Point ref: (Ref_28369)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Food & Beverage
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Breakfast Waiter/Waitress

Harvey's Point Harvey’s Point has a reputation for outstanding customer service and fabulous cuisine. To achieve this reputation, every member of our team is a vital component and given the opportunity to flourish. Due to our business expanding, we curren...

Donegal, Donegal Harvey's Point ref: (Ref_28368)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Food & Beverage
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Food & Beverage Supervisor

Harvey's Point Primary Objectives To deliver consistent standards of excellence. To welcome & serve guests to an excellent standard of quality service. To work as part of a unified team with high levels of efficiency and cleanliness. To ensure accuracy of...

Donegal, Donegal Harvey's Point ref: (Ref_28367)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Food & Beverage
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Breakfast Chef

Harvey's Point Join the award-winning team at Harvey’s Point and be part of something special. We are seeking a suitably experienced Breakfast Chef to join our dynamic team of Chefs. Under the guidance of Executive Head Chef, Chris McMenamin you will seek...

Donegal Harvey's Point ref: (Ref_27492)

Category Chefs
Sub-Category Breakfast Chef
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills Previous experience as a Breakfast Chef is an advantage, team player, HACCP, excellent attention to detail and customer care skills

Senior Bartender

Harvey's Point This is an excellent opportunity for a hospitality professional with Food & Beverage experience in a similar environment, to join our award-winning team. Experience in a senior role is essential You will have an enthusiastic, can-do attitud...

Donegal Harvey's Point ref: (Ref_27491)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Food & Beverage
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills enthusiastic, can-do attitude, bar experience in a senior role is essential,

Front Desk Receptionist/Reservation Agent

Harvey's Point The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating unique, memorable and personal experiences for our guests during the process of check-in, check-out, reservations, and will report directly to the Front Office Manager. He or she should h...

Donegal, Donegal Harvey's Point ref: (Ref_27960)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Front Office
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Trainee Chef

Harvey's Point Primary Objective The objective of this role is to gain knowledge of all culinary offerings throughout the kitchen. A Trainee Chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. Tasks, Duties ...

Donegal, Donegal Harvey's Point ref: (Ref_28064)

Category Chefs
Hotel
Sub-Category Trainee Chef
Job Type Permanent Full Time