Good News Story
Today is a day of celebration, not sadness. Jody, Marc and I have and will always have a hugh emotional attachment to Harvey’s Point and especially to the people who have made it so special. While it has not been an easy decision to make, we believe that this is the right decision at the right time and for the right reasons. It is an exciting new chapter for us all.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jody for sharing his vision and dreams with Marc and I and for pushing us to realise our potential. To Carl, James and Christina for allowing Harvey’s Point to be our fourth ‘baby’ and for putting up with all the ‘shop talk’ at the kitchen table. To Jody’s wife Renate, thank you for looking after us all and especially Harvey the goose. To my siblings and best friends – Eilis, Roisin, Michael, Nuala and Siobhan – thank you for all your support and love. I just wish that Mammy and Daddy Mc Glone as well as Mammy and Daddy Gysling were here to join us in the celebrations. To Sally (RIP), Nicole, Renate and Eilis for minding the kids when we had to mind the hotel – thank you so much. To our valued guests and suppliers – we have enjoyed great relationships which will always be appreciated. Finally, to our most amazing team – thank you for your loyalty, hard work and for always going the extra mile with a smile. Harvey’s Point is your Harvey’s Point and may you bring it to the height of its potential in the years ahead.
On a personal note, I feel so honoured to have been part of the Harvey’s Point story and throughout the many chapters in the past thirty years, there has never been a dull moment. My three month ‘summer job’ has become a very rich life experience. I have found the perfect platform to develop my career and myself as a person. I have enjoyed it all. Even when I made mistakes or things went wrong, I learned to dust myself off, get up and start again. I’m still not sure whether this was determination or stubbornness! Maybe a bit of both! During the thirty years, I have learned to lead and hopefully to inspire others.
Destiny brought me to Harvey’s Point and to come home to my beloved Donegal. I am forever grateful for the gifts that I have been given in life and I look forward to the future with an open mind and a very happy heart.