Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Killybegs Hotel to Close ...

Image courtesy of the Donegal Daily
The Bay View Hotel in Killybegs is to close (or is already closed):

http://www.sbpost.ie/news/ireland/bay-view-hotel-in-donegal-closes-its-doors-55200.html

Another hotel has fallen victim to the downturn in the hospitality sector, with the closure of the Bay View Hotel in Killybegs, Co Donegal, writes Gavin Daly.

Bank of Scotland (Ireland) last week appointed a receiver to the company behind the hotel, which closed suddenly last month. According to a notice on the hotel’s website, the Bay View Hotel has been closed ‘‘until further notice’’. The hotel is on the main street in Killybegs, over looking the harbour. It has 40 bedrooms and a leisure centre ...
The Donegal Daily has a slightly take on this:

http://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/02/07/anger-as-killybegs-hotel-closes-with-loss-of-35-jobs/
There were fears the hotel was shut down after a visit from another director to the premises last night.

Local director Bernie O’Callaghan says that he has asked gardai to investigate after equipment went missing overnight. This includes TVs, tills and catering equipment.

Mr O’Callaghan said he was left completely in the dark about the decision of another director from Leinster to send staff home and claim the hotel was closed with the loss of 35 jobs.
Original posting at Donegal Friends.

3 comments:

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

How sad. I hate to see people losing their jobs. I hope something works out to be positive in the end.

Anonymous said...

I am extremely sad that this hotel has closed. It was one of our favourite, with lovely staff and beautiful rooms. Hope it can reopen soon. Hope all the staff get others jobs soon.

Mick T. said...

It is sad and must be a blow to the staff.