A derelict Grade-I listed castle in Northern Ireland is to reopen as a hotel after a £12m renovation project under new ownership.
Killeavy Castle in County Armagh was acquired by Mick and Robin Boyle in 2013 for £1.2m, who have since transformed the historic building into a new hotel with dining room, cellar bar and private function facilities over the past two years.
The castle is home to four bedrooms, while a former servants’ underground passageway links the castle to a 45-bedroom hotel and spa, constructed around a Grade-II listed building, which was previously a coach house, mill and farm buildings.
Mick Boyle said: “We want to create a destination venue where tourists and local people can come to and enjoy great dining, access the beautiful mountain walks and feel very connected with their natural surroundings.
“We want Killeavy Castle to be a world class destination where people can escape the busyness of modern life and get closer to what’s important.”