Management announces sudden closure of Golf Hotel, Ballybunion

Up to 100 jobs are under threat in Ballybunion as management at the Golf Hotel, Ballybunion confirmed its intention to close for good. Ballybunion Castle A notice, posted on social media, indicated the hotel would not re-open this Easter as planned and that a sale of its contents would be held on Easter Saturday. The hotel – a popular North Kerry summer destination location, particularly during Listowel Races – would have celebrated 50 years in business in 2016. Proprietor Micheál Carr has alleged that ‘bad publicity’ – surrounding the possible re-location of refugees to Ballybunion – saw a drop in bookings for the coming season. However he also stated while the hotel is not to re-open, he doesn’t intend to sell: [audio_player src=””]