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How a Cork-based couple are breathing new life into the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
27th April, 2013
Grace and Nick Ryan, owners of the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal, Co Cork.

New lease of life for the Walter Raleigh

Nick and Grace Ryan had never been to Youghal in east Cork, before a friend persuaded them to visit late last year to have a look at a hotel that was for sale in the town. The Walter Raleigh had been a hotel since 1902, but had been put on the market last summer by receivers BDO.

The Ryans struck a deal to buy it last November, and...

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