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A Place In History Harvey's Point is set on the shores of Lough Eske ... The hotel was built in 1989 by Jody Gysling
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PAINTING BREAK AT HARVEY'S
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HARVEY'S POINT CABARET 2014
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EASTER BREAKS IN DONEGAL
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Celebration Breaks
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Golf at the Point
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Harvey's Point Est. 1989
Updated: Jan 8, 2014
 
A Place In History Harvey's Point is set on the shores of Lough Eske ... The hotel was built in 1989 by Jody Gysling
Harvey's Point in January 1983
Harvey's Point in January 1983
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.
John, Jody Gysling & Bob
 
John, Jody Gysling & Bob
 

Harvey's Point in 1983

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 in true Donegal hospitality, Jody entertained guests with fine food and wine.
Harvey's Point in 1983
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 two restaurants.
The Old House
 
The Old House

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 was ! Romance blossomed between Marc and Deirdre and together with Jody, they developed the business. Every year, there was reinvestment in the hotel. A new ballroom was added, the restaurant was extended and a second function room was built. 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.

2005 has seen a major development in the ongoing success story of Harvey’s Point with the addition of forty new deluxe bedrooms and suites and an elegant new reception.
Harvey's Point 1989
Harvey's Point 1989
Deirdre & Marc Gysling Jody has finally created a Dream Hotel. His great talent for building and his unique vision for business have merged to develop the Harvey’s Point of today that we all know and love.
Deirdre & Marc
Gysling