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Sunday 21 September 2014

Jennifer Lauren: Grounded... in three-star hotel with steak on the menu

Published 08/01/2014 | 07:27

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Oakwood Arms Hotel, Clare
Oakwood Arms Hotel, Clare
Oakwood Arms Hotel, Clare
Oakwood Arms Hotel, Clare
Oakwood Arms Hotel, Clare
Oakwood Arms Hotel, Clare

THE three-star hotel where Jennifer Lauren found herself staying last night hosts a large collection of aeronautical memorabilia — sure to remind the member of the fashion dynasty just why she was there.

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As a tribute to Shannon Airport's pioneering days, everything from RAF uniforms to countless images of planes adorned the walls of the Oakwood Arms Hotel in Shannon.

Ms Lauren had committed to Judge Patrick Durcan that she would spend the night in the prestigious establishment where her travelling companion had resided while she was in custody at Shannon Garda Station.

The hotel is close to Shannon Airport, where Ms Lauren was arrested on Monday afternoon following an air rage incident.

After appearing at Killaloe District Court yesterday morning, the jewellery designer travelled to the hotel, spending the afternoon in the lounge, Sophie's Bar, with friends.

LUXURY

The hotel, which has over 100 guest rooms, was offering a January special with rooms available for €69, however, for a little more luxury, a suite was available for €115.

It also provided guests one-on-one yoga sessions last night but it was not known if Ms Lauren took up the offer.

The hotel's restaurant was offering a four-course dinner menu which included duck, salmon and, for an extra €5, you can order steak.

But guests also had the option of enjoying a more laid-back meal in Sophie's Bar.

Ms Lauren spent most of the afternoon in the hotel, which features a gym, sauna and steam room. She left only to sign on at Shannon Garda Station.

After spending Monday night in a cell at the station, Ms Lauren was brought to Killaloe District Court which was sitting in the function room of the Brian Boru on the Hill pub in Ballina, Co Tipperary.

 A sign outside the pub urges customers to “Eat, party and celebrate like a king.”

ccrawford@herald.ie

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