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Supermarkets owner Jim Treacy has played a sensible game to develop his five-star hotel and golf resort on the banks of Lough Erne

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Ian Kehoe

2nd May, 2009

Jim Treacy has spent two decades building a business that spans convenience stores, supermarkets, property, hotel s and golf courses. Yet the softly-spoken businessman reckons his best ever investment was in a small, 14year-old boy with wild hair and freckles.

Treacy was planning to develop a ‘‘world-class golf resort’’ on the banks of Lough Erne in his native Fermanagh, and wanted to align the development with a leading golfer. Rather than opt for a household...

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