Donegal restaurant to reopen as boutique hotel as business ‘is no longer viable’

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A restaurant with rooms in Donegal, north west Ireland, is to be transformed into a boutique guesthouse in a bid to turnaround the fortunes of the business.

Castle Murray House at St John’s Point is a critically acclaimed restaurant with 10 bedrooms, which has won numerous awards for its French cuisine.

Now the owner Marguerite Howley has closed the business following a ‘difficult and emotional decision’ and will give the business a complete overhaul to transform it into a boutique guesthouse, as the business has become ‘no longer viable’.

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She indicated at the time however, that the premises “will be reopening as a different concept during 2017 and we are very optimistic for the future”.

Cllr. Niamh Kennedy welcomed the news. He said: “Castle Murray House has always been a fabulous asset to tourism and a great employer over the years.

“It’s good news that it will reopen for accommodation. With the increase in tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way, it is essential that we have top class accommodation like this.”

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