Thursday 22 March 2018

'Significant expansion' planned at well-known Limerick hotel owned by Supermacs founder

Pat McDonagh pictured in a Supermac’s restaurant
Pat McDonagh pictured in a Supermac’s restaurant
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

What has been described as a “significant expansion” is being planned for the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick.

Plans for the hotel, which was originally founded by Chuck Feeney an American philanthropist, include increasing its size by almost 50pc above its current 107 bedrooms and executive suites, a new fitness and leisure facility, and a corporate business hub.

The plans were launched today by hotel owner Pat McDonagh who also owns the Supermac’s chain of family restaurants, at an investment and jobs announcement attended by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, TD.

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The development will see €6m invested in the Limerick economy over the next 18 months, supporting 110 jobs during the construction phase of the project.

An additional 40 permanent jobs will be created in the hotel itself once the work is completed.

The project will generate an estimated €30m in the Limerick economy over the next ten years.

“The region is now a business hot spot and the physical infrastructure around the city is changing dramatically. There is a significant motorway network feeding the city plus an international airport in Shannon on our doorstep,” Mr. McDonagh said.

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