Investors put €18m into Ashford hotel

Investors led by property developer Paddy Kelly are spending about €18 million on a new hotel in the grounds of Ashford Castle in Co Mayo.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
7th October, 2006

Construction has already started on the 50-bedroom hotel, which is due to open early next year.

Ray Byrne and Jane English, the husband and wife team behind the Wineport Lodge hotel and restaurant in Co Westmeath, will oversee the running of the new hotel for the investors. Byrne said the hotel would have ‘‘more of a country house’’ feel than the Wineport Lodge.

He said investors were extending an existing property...

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