Firefighters battle blaze on the grounds of five-star Adare Manor as club house refurb sparks fire

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The Club House at the five-star Adare Manor in Limerick sparked a fire in its roof terrace as it undergoes a renovation.

The building, which is located on the grounds of the luxury property, is currently in the midst of a refurbishment and was gutted in the fire which firefighters battled in the early hours of Monday morning.

Eight fire engines were dispatched to the Manor grounds to deal with the blaze that started in the roof of the Club House which is used by golfers. It is believed that the cause was ‘electrical related’, although this is yet to be confirmed.

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A spokesperson for Adare Manor said: “We would like to thank the local fire service for their prompt response, when they were called early this morning to put out a fire, which had started in part of the roof of the Club House terrace.

“The Club House, which is currently under refurbishment was unoccupied at the time and no-one was injured.

“We have a great team at Adare Manor working on the refurbishment and development programme and the team with work together to recover from the incident.

“We have received a huge amount of local support for the refurbishment programme and Adare Manor is still on schedule to open in Q4 2017.”

For the past 17 months the Manor being undergoing a major restoration, refurbishment and expansion works ahead of a much anticipated re-launch in September.

When the revamp is completed, the five-star hotel and golf resort will employ 350 people and welcome 60,000 visitors annually.

Speaking last March, owner JP McManus revealed his dream of bringing the Ryder Cup to the Manor.

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