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Former Dublin Footballer Buys Share In Celbridge Hotel

Published on Jul 1 2013 4:45 PM in Hotel

Former Dublin Footballer Buys Share In Celbridge Hotel

Former Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan Snr is one of a consortium of business people who has purchased the Setanta House Hotel in Celbridge, Co. Kildare for an estimated €1.25 million.

The hotel, which has been closed for around 18 months, was sold on behalf of George Maloney of Baker Tilly RG, receiver of Connotes Ltd. John P Younge handled the sale of the property, which is set on a 6.5 acre site. The Setanta House Hotel has 66 bedrooms (which include period touches such as four-poster beds), several conference and banqueting rooms, a night club and a cocktail bar.

The site currently has car parking spaces for 325 cars, with room for further development. The site was previously had planning permission for a leisure centre with a 25m swimming pool. 51 self-catering residential units were also planned for the property by a previous owner.

Other parties involved in the acquisition include Jeff Leo Brogan and the Castle Hotel Group, whose properties include The Castle Hotel on Great Denmark St, Dublin 1.

The hotel faced a seven-year court battle after a ceiling collapsed on top of a wedding party in 2003.

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