Lodge owners’ dispute with Meath hotelier escalates

People who bought properties in grounds of Johnstown Estate in Enfield say their homes have been surrounded by steel containers

Kieran O’Connell and ean O’Connell, lodge owners in Johnstown Estate and Spa, Enfield, Co Meath where shipping containers and hoarding have been erected to stop hotel guests from seeing the owners’ graffiti claiming that the water supply has been cut off. Picture: Barry Cronin

A dispute over the provision of services has intensified after steel containers were placed around several properties adjacent to a hotel on the Johnstown Estate in Enfield, Co Meath.

The four-star hotel is owned by Barry English, the founder of Winthrop Engineering. The well-known businessman acquired the property in 2015.

There are 40 lodge-style homes on the site which were built before English acquired the estate. The majority of the units are controlled by the ...