The Crown Gets the Green Light for 16 Bedroom Re-Development

Significant Then. Significant Now:  A then and now look at The Crown Hotel and its neighbours on busy days 100 years apart. ©John Reidy
Significant Then. Significant Now: A then and now look at The Crown Hotel and its neighbours on busy days 100 years apart. ©John Reidy

Castleisland is set to enjoy a major employment and tourism boost as the Crown Hotel is to undergo a huge extension and bedroom redevelopment project.

Planning permission has just been granted for a 16 bedroom extension at the long established hotel.

The development is being heralded as one which will bring this historically significant, town centre building back to its former glory.

O’Connell, de Valera, Parnell

The hotel’s prominent balcony has been used for many stand-out political events in Ireland’s history with visits from Daniel O’Connell, Éamonn de Valera and Charles Stewart Parnell.

In 1914 the Castleisland Branch of the Irish Volunteers was formed after a huge crowd was addressed from the balcony.

Promotes Development

Building on the Kerry Tourism Strategy 2016-2020 by Kerry County Council, which strongly promotes such developments, the re-development of ‘The Crown’ is a huge vote of confidence in the town.

Reacting to the news this evening the proprietors, Denis Cronin and Pat Foley said they’re delighted at the development.

Much Needed Employment

“We’re delighted the building has been approved for the addition of the bedrooms. This will be a great boost to the town and it will attract a lot more visitors to the area and create much needed extra employment in the town. On completion, the hotel will employ 30 staff,” they said.

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