Cashel Palace Hotel Expected To Be Put On Market
Published on Jan 2 2015 10:20 AM in Hotel
Tipperary's Cashel Palace Hotel – one of the county's most historically and architecturally significant buildings – is expected to be put up for sale in the near future.
32 full- and part-time positions of employment were lost as a result of the 20-bedroom hotel's sudden closure last month.
Guests at the hotel, which is positioned right in the middle of the town, at the foot of the Rock of Cashel, could access the famous ecclesiastical site via a private, secluded walkway.
The Cashel Palace Hotel is a distinctive red-brick Queen Anne style building, which was built for the early 18th-century Protestant Archbishop of Cashel, Theophilus Bolton, by the great architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearse (the mind behind the Houses of Parliament in Dublin’s College Green). The interior features original wood panelling and an early Georgian "red pine" staircase, with banisters carved in the "barley sugar" style.
Many of the hotel's guests have been very notable: Diana Spencer (who later became the Princess of Wales), Ronald Reagan, and Hollywood stars Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor all stayed in the property.