History of The Butler Arms Hotel Waterville Kerry

That’s one hundred years and four generations of Huggards.

The great vision, infectious enthusiasm and steely resolve to succeed, demonstrated by Martin & Mary Huggard all those years ago, still holds true to the present day. The latest generation of Huggards who run the Butler Arms hotel in Waterville and the Lake hotel in Killarney seamlessly put into practice all they have learned from their forebears down through the generations. Both hotels are thriving and are doing their bit to add another chapter to what is arguably one of the greatest hotel success stories in a long and colourful saga of Irish history.


Billy Huggard & His Family 1951 – 1972


Mary & Peter Huggard 1972 – 2014


Louise & Paula Huggard 2001 – Present


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