THE PLANS for boutique hotel style accommodation in Killala have been approved by County Mayo Council.
The existing building consists of a public house and the proposal is to renovate the property to include 11 guest rooms, a communal bar and a dining area.
There are four existing guest rooms at the property on George’s Street, which Goretti and Shane Donnelly plan to redevelop to accommodate visitors to North Mayo.
The only comment the council planners received regarding the development came from MP Dara Calleary, in favor of the project.
Killala, he said, is calling for such a development – an upscale boutique hotel-style accommodation provider is currently not offered anywhere north of Ballina along the Wild Atlantic Way until until we reach Belmullet.
Killala, with its historical significance, is well placed to support such a proposed venture and also extremely well placed geographically to benefit from the Wild Atlantic Way advertising campaigns which draw thousands of visitors to Ross and Lacken strands and Downpatrick Head and Fields of Ceide every year.
He said: “This proposed development resolves a long-standing accommodation problem in the region. This will add significantly to the attractiveness of North Mayo as a place to stay and spend, but also add to the social and aesthetic fabric of the town of Killala. ‘
There was no doubt that the supply of high-end housing, as offered, was in high demand in the city and the employment it would create would be greatly appreciated in an area in search of such opportunities, especially in these times. pandemic.