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Plans for Ireland’s First Floating Hotel Get Go-Ahead

27th June 2021
The 70m barge in Norway that Seamus Carey has wanted to bring to the River Bann
The 70m barge in Norway that Seamus Carey has wanted to bring to the River Bann and refurbish as Ireland’s first floating hotel

The green light has been given to Ireland’s first floating hotel, as BreakingNews.ie reports.

In May last year Afloat.ie carried news of the proposals to bring a 70m barge to the Lower Bann at Crannagh Marina in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

Seamus Carey, owner of the Crannagh Complex, said he was motivated by a “surge” in visitor numbers to his marina before the first COVID-19 lockdown — as well as his disappointment in losing a Mississippi-style paddle steamer that he had first intended as an attraction.

Now Carey has expressed his delight at planners’ approval to moor the barge, which would be fitted out as a four-star hotel with 36 en-suites as well as facilities for dining and functions.

BreakingNews.ie has more on the story HERE.

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