Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel To Invest €10m Over Five Years

By Robert McHugh
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel To Invest €10m Over Five Years

The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is celebrating a significant milestone this month, as the third generation of the family business owners take the helm of the four-star Killiney retreat.

Leading the property into the next generation, managing director Mark Scott-Lennon and hotel manager Joseph Scott-Lennon will be the new co-directors of the hotel.


The brothers plan to invest €10 million over the next five years, specifically in the areas of property enhancements, sustainability, and expansion.

Over the last five years, the hotel has undergone extensive investment, totalling over €2 million, to enhance its offerings.

This included an outdoor terrace cafe bar, which serves signature seasonal cocktails and wood-fired pizzas during the summer months, as well as serving refreshments year round.


‘Fresh Ideas’

“Our commitment is to build upon the rich heritage of our family’s business while introducing fresh ideas and innovations, to ensure an unforgettable experience for our guests,” said the Scott-Lennons.

“We are so grateful to our mother for the wonderful family working environment she has created here. Her dedication to fostering a supportive and nurturing atmosphere has been pivotal in the success of Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel.

“As we step into our new roles, we are committed to maintaining and enhancing this workplace culture, ensuring that our team members continue to thrive and deliver exceptional service to our guests.”

Rich History

The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is an eighteenth-century four-star luxury property located near the historic village of Dalkey and the coastal town of Dun Laoghaire, and only minutes from Killiney Beach, nestled next to Killiney Hill, with panoramic views over Dublin Bay and beyond.

It was first built by Col. John Mapas in 1740. The castle exchanged hands over the next two centuries, before Paddy Fitzpatrick and his wife, Eithne, bought the property in 1971.


Paddy’s daughter, Eithne Fitzpatrick Scott-Lennon, has been running it since 2002.


Now in its 53rd year of operation under the Fitzpatrick name, the hotel has undergone significant changes and upgrades to its offerings since it first opened its doors.

It features 113 rooms, two bars, two restaurants, function rooms and leisure facilities, including a fully equipped gym, a 20-metre indoor swimming pool, and a Scandinavian wood sauna and steam room.

Last year, the hotel introduced courts to play padel – a mix of tennis and squash – to its grounds.

‘Generations To Come’

“As I retire from my role as owner/CEO, I am filled with gratitude for the journey we’ve taken together and the legacy we’ve built,” said Eithne Fitzpatrick Scott-Lennon.

“I have every confidence that Mark and Joseph will continue to uphold the values of hospitality and excellence that have defined this establishment for generations to come.”