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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Banqueting and Events Manager

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 Harvey's Point ref: (Ref_29544)

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Junior Sous Chef

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...

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Category Hotel
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