At Your Service (TV series)

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At Your Service
StarringFrancis Brennan
John Brennan
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11
Production
Production location(s)Around Ireland
Production company(s)Waddell Media
DistributorRTÉ
Release
Original networkRTÉ One
Original releaseSeptember 4, 2008 (2008-09-04) –
present
External links
Website

At Your Service is an Irish makeover television programme, the first series of which was broadcast (in eight parts) on RTÉ One in 2008. It is a creation of Waddell Media, who are behind How Long Will You Live? and Looking For Love.[1]

Presented by expert hotelier brothers Francis and John Brennan of the five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare, County Kerry, the premise of the show is that business makeovers are given by the duo to B&Bs, guesthouses and small hotels across Ireland. The advice given covers various aspects of management, including staffing, catering arrangements, menus, room inspections and indoor and outdoor redecoration.

Francis is responsible for the main inspection, whilst John investigates financial issues, searches for new marketing opportunities and advises on how to develop in the future. Francis is particularly known for his meticulous attention to detail.[2]

Broadcast history[edit]

The first episode of the original series aired on 4 September 2008, whilst the final episode of that series aired on 23 October 2008.

At Your Service later returned for a second series.[3]

The Brennans appeared together on chat show Tubridy Tonight on 18 October 2008.[4]

There have since been further series.

The Brennans appeared together on The Saturday Night Show in January 2011.[5]

Episode list[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Date of original airing Venue revamped Details
4 September 2008 Hayden's Hotel, County Wicklow [6]
11 September 2008 The Ravine Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare [7]
18 September 2008 The Beach Haven House and Hotel, Tramore, County Waterford [8]
25 September 2008 Lahinch Golf Lodge, Lahinch, County Clare [9]
2 October 2008 Tara Green B&B, Shannon, County Clare. [10]
9 October 2008 The Rectory, Shannon Harbour, County Offaly [11]
16 October 2008 Glenribbeen Lodge, Lismore, County Waterford [12]
23 October 2008 Cherryville House, County Kildare [13]

Revisits were carried out for the 'Revisited' series at [14] Episode 1 Lahinch Golf Lodge, Co. Clare.

Episode 2 Glenribbeen Lodge, Co. Waterford.

Episode 3 The Rectory, Co. Offaly.

Episode 4 The Ravine Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

Episode 5 Poulaphouca House, Co. Wicklow.

Episode 6 Beach Haven House and Hostel Co. Waterford.

Series 2[edit]

[15]

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Creedon's Hotel, Co. Cork
Episode 2 Skylon Hotel, Co. Dublin
Episode 3 Portfinn Lodge & Fjord Restaurant, Co. Galway
Episode 4 Roundwood House, Co Laois
Episode 5 Kincora House, Co. Clare
Episode 6 Coral Gables Guest House, Rosslare, Co. Wexford
Episode 7 Rockview Hotel, Co. Sligo
Episode 8 Smarmore Castle, Co. Louth

Series 3[edit]

[16]

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Lough Key House, Co. Roscommon
Episode 2 The Royal Valentia, Co. Kerry
Episode 3 Ouvane Falls, Co. Cork
Episode 4 The Strand, Co. Clare
Episode 5 The Blue Door, Co. Wexford
Episode 6 Beirnes of Battlebridge Caravan & Camping Park, Co. Roscommon
Episode 7 Phoenix Park House, Co. Dublin
Episode 8 The Windsor Inn, Co. Cork

Series 4[edit]

[17]

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 The Phoenix, Co. Kerry
Episode 2 Harbour House, Co. Wexford
Episode 3 The Strand Inn, Co.Waterford
Episode 4 Crossogue House and Equestrian Centre, Co. Tipperary
Episode 5 The Olde Glenbeigh Hotel, Co. Kerry
Episode 6 Sean Collins and Sons Bar, Co. Limerick
Episode 7 Kilmahon House, Co. Cork
Episode 8 The Brosna Lodge Hotel, Co. Offaly

Series 5[edit]

[18]

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Coolanowle Country House and B&B Co. Carlow
Episode 2 Hayden's Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Episode 3 St Helen's Bay Golf Club, Rosslare, Co. Wexford
Episode 4 Riverrun Cottages/Paddy's Bar, Terryglass, Co. Tipperary
Episode 5 The United Arts Club, Co. Dublin
Episode 6 The Old Imperial Hotel, Youghal, Co. Cork
Episode 7 Rossnaree House, Slane, Co. Meath
Episode 8 Kerry Coast Inn, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry

Series 6[edit]

[19]

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Breathnach's, Coachford, Co. Cork
Episode 2 Beaulieu House, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Episode 3 Millstreet Country Park, Co. Cork
Episode 4 Oranmore Castle, Co. Galway
Episode 5 Tinahely Farm Shop, Co. Wicklow
Episode 6 Django’s Hostel, Cloughjordan & Cloughjordan Eco Village, County Tipperary
Episode 7 New Park Hotel, Athenry, Co. Galway
Episode 8 West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare

Series 7[edit]

(Broadcast January - March 2015)[20]

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Ballyhannon House Riding School, Quin, Co. Clare
Episode 2 McGarrigle's Restaurant, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Episode 3 Milltown House, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Episode 4 Sherkin North Shore, Sherkin Island, Co. Cork
Episode 5 Annesbrook House, Duleek, Co. Meath
Episode 6 The Beach Hotel, Mullaghmore Co. Sligo
Episode 7 Riversdale, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Episode 8 Termonfeckin, Co. Louth

Series 8[edit]

(Broadcast in January - February 2016)[21]

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Caroline Workman, Self-Catering Cottages, Co. Louth
Episode 2 McCarthy's Pub, Restaurant and Undertaker, Co. Tipperary
Episode 3 Curraghchase Caravan & Camping Park, Co. Limerick
Episode 4 Nuala's, Co. Clare
Episode 5 Hazelwood Lodge, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Episode 6 Bluestack Community Centre & Hostel, Drimarone, Co. Donegal
Episode 7 Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Episode 8 Old Monastery Hostel, Letterfrack, Co. Galway

Series 9[edit]

(Broadcast April - May 2017)

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Killarney View House, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Episode 2 Burtown House & Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare
Episode 3 Grange Villa Country House, Fethard On Sea, Co. Wexford
Episode 4 Crookedwood House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Episode 5 Wolfe Tones na Sionna GAA Club, Shannon, Co. Clare
Episode 6 Waterside Guesthouse & Restaurant, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Episode 7 Portree House, Waterford City, Co. Waterford
Episode 8 Ted's Bar, Cashel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Series 10[edit]

(Broadcast April - May 2018)

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co Kilkenny
Episode 2 Kiersey's Bar and Tearoom, Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford
Episode 3 Lakeside Hostel, Augnacliffe, Co Longford
Episode 4 Shore Acre Caravan Park , Tralee, Co Kerry
Episode 5 Carrick Court Hotel , Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
Episode 6 Lisdoonvarna Failte, Lisdoonvarna , Co Clare
Episode 7 The Hideout, Kilcullen, Co Kildare
Episode 8 Dunmurry Springs Golf Club, Dunmurry Springs, Co Kildare

Series 11[edit]

(Broadcast April - May 2019)

Episode Number Venue revamped
Episode 1 Irish Military Museum, Starinagh, Co Meath
Episode 2 Carrick Camping, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim
Episode 3 Loftus Hall, Hook Peninsula, Co Wexford
Episode 4 Vaughans, Kilfenora, Co Clare
Episode 5 Limerick Travel, Limerick City, Co Limerick
Episode 6 Loughcrew Estate, Co Meath
Episode 7 Tracey’s shop, Limerick City, Co Limerick
Episode 8 Lough Lannagh Holiday Village, Co Mayo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waddell Media 'At Your Service' begins on RTÉ". Irish Film and Television Network. IFTN. 3 September 2008. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Brennan brothers 'at your service' here in Donegal!". Donegal Democrat. 23 January 2012. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Want to take part?". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Tubridy outgrows RTÉ's dull guests". Evening Herald. 20 October 2008. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Henson among O'Connor's guests". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 15 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  6. ^ "#1". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  7. ^ "#2". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  8. ^ "#3". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  9. ^ "#4". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  10. ^ "#5". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  11. ^ "#6". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  12. ^ "#7". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  13. ^ "#8". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  14. ^ http://www.waddellmedia.com/programmes/view/at-your-service/series-1-revisits
  15. ^ http://www.waddellmedia.com/programmes/view/at-your-service/series-2
  16. ^ http://www.waddellmedia.com/programmes/view/at-your-service/series-3
  17. ^ http://www.waddellmedia.com/programmes/view/at-your-service/series-4
  18. ^ http://www.waddellmedia.com/programmes/view/at-your-service/series-5
  19. ^ http://www.waddellmedia.com/programmes/view/at-your-service/series-6
  20. ^ http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/atyourservice.html
  21. ^ http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/atyourservice.html

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