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Wedding brawl at top hotel is probed by gardai

GARDAI are investigating a drunken fight between two wedding guests at one of Dublin's most prestigious hotels.

Gardai were alerted by staff at the four-star Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links that a fight had broken out at around 4am on Sunday, September 12.

Officers from Malahide Garda Station rushed to the scene to deal with what they described as an assault.

No arrests were made and no one was hospitalised in relation to the incident.

It is unclear as to what prompted the altercation and whether any further action will be taken.


A spokesperson for the hotel declined to comment on the matter when contacted by the Herald yesterday.

The venue was once a luxurious 19th century home owned by the Jameson Whiskey dynasty.

The Links Portmarnock is a championship links designed by Bernhard Langer, and opened for play in 1995. It has hosted many top class amateur and professional events including the 2008 and 2009 Ladies Irish Open.

The hotel is built on part of the former Jameson estate. The original house (St Marnocks) dates back to 1847 and is now home to the Jameson Bar.

The Jameson family's private golf course, developed in 1858, was one of Ireland's earliest.