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November 11, 2010

Closure of 2 Popular South Kildare Venues

This week saw the closure of two popular South Kildare venues- Kilkea Castle, near Castledermot, and the Hazel Hotel, Monasterevin.

The 24-bedroomed Hazel Hotel, which employed 44 people, went into voluntary liquidation on November 2nd. Staff had arrived for work as usual but were asked to leave the premises.

The Hotel was a popular venue for Country and Irish music.

A Receiver was appointed to Kilkea Castle Golf Club, who closed the bar, restaurant, clubhouse and function area. Golf facilities remain in operation while the search for a buyer continues. 25 jobs were lost as a result of the closure.