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Brian & Amy's wedding hotel lost €145,000 the year they wed

Gordon Deegan

Published 06/01/2012 | 05:00

Brian O' Driscoll and Amy Huberman relax in the grounds of Lough Rynn Castle Hotel Mohill Co. Leitrim Ireland, the day after their wedding. Photo: PA
Brian O' Driscoll and Amy Huberman relax in the grounds of Lough Rynn Castle Hotel Mohill Co. Leitrim Ireland, the day after their wedding. Photo: PA
The couple take a stroll on the grounds of the hotel. Photo: Tony Gavin
The Lough Rynn Hotel, Mohill Co. Leitrim. Photo: Colin O'Riordan

THE company that operates the five-star hotel where Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman had their wedding reception has submitted its business plan to NAMA.

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The couple had their lavish reception at the hotel in Co Leitrim in July 2010. Accounts just filed by Lough Rynn Castle Ltd confirm that the company recorded a loss of €145,330 during that year.

However, the hotel director of the Hanly Group, Clement Gaffney, pointed out that the company recorded a trading profit during 2010.

He confirmed that the loss took account of rent of €250,000 paid by the company to owners Alan and Albert Hanly, in addition to non-cash depreciation costs of €91,000.

Mr Gaffney said: "The success of the Brian O'Driscoll/Amy Huberman wedding resulted in an increased profile for the hotel."

He said 2010 was a difficult time for all businesses in the hospitality sector but that Lough Rynn traded well.

Mr Gaffney said that the group's business plan was being reviewed by NAMA "and we currently enjoy their support".

Along with Lough Rynn, the Hanly Group also operates Kilronan Castle hotel in Co Roscommon.

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