Hotel Jobs Boost For County Clare

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Mon Jun 16 2008

Atlantis Developments Ltd. said that the 5-star development would create 30 jobs during construction and a further 45 full-time and part-time positions when it opens in 2010.

Ballykilty Manor Hotel and Holiday Complex will include 44 bedrooms, extensive spa and leisure facilities, a 400-person function and conference room, public bar and 130-seater restaurant. The 50-acre site will also feature 14 holiday lodges and an event course, designed by International and European Championship course designer Tommy Brennan.

Work on the hotel complex is expected to get underway shortly and will be completed in time for 2010 season.

Ballykilty Manor, which is listed in Dr Hugh Weir’s ‘Houses of Clare ‘ book, has its origins in the early 17th century. Among its owners was the family of Clare native Colonel Thomas Blood, who famously stole the Crown from the Tower of London on 9 May 1671.

Mr. John D. Flanagan of Atlantis Developments Ltd. described the refurbishment of Ballykilty Manor as the resurrection of a sleeping giant.

"The development will involve the careful restoration of the existing manor house and its delicate incorporation as the centrepiece of the entire development. Once complete, the development will provide guests with a unique blend of heritage and 21st century luxury."

Mr, Flanagan of Atlantis Developments Ltd., "Ballykilty Manor Hotel and Holiday Complex will continue Atlantis Developments’ commitment to excellence in design and style and will be an invaluable addition to County Clare’s tourism infrastructure. It will be marketed at overseas visitors as well as a rapidly growing domestic market. The development will also contribute greatly to the local economy."

Ballykilty Manor Hotel will be the sixth hotel to be developed by Atlantis Developments Ltd. as it continues to strengthen its portfolio in the hotel sector.

Since 2006, the holiday and accommodation body has opened the newly refurbished Peacockes Hotel in Maam Cross, County Galway; Tír Gan Éan House Hotel and Holiday Complex in Doolin, County Clare; the Smerwick Harbour Hotel, near Dingle, County Kerry; the Burren Coast Hotel and Holiday Lodges in Ballyvaughan, County Clare; and the Cliffs of Moher Hotel in Liscannor, County Clare. The new hotels have generated in excess of 235 jobs.

The group is also promoting the famed Joseph McHugh's pub in Liscannor and the AA 5-star Ballyvara House in Doolin.


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