39-Bedroom Wedding Venue Hotel For Castlcomer
Kilkenny couple Joe and Julie Comerford have announced plans to invest €5.4 million into transforming their bed and breakfast venue, the Avalon Inn, into a 39-bedroom hotel with ballroom, aimed at attracting wedding clientele.
The Irish Independent reports that the Castlecomer based development has been approved by An Bord Pleanála and is expected to generate between 30 and 40 new part- and full-time employment opportunities for the area. The revamped hotel, whose proposed ballroom will have a maximum capacity of 250 guests, is due to open its doors in mid-2018 and will be dubbed the Avalon House Hotel.
Councillor Maurice Shortall expressed his belief that the venue "will be the catalyst for economic regeneration of [the] town and a terrific boost to [the] neighborhood parishes."