Potential new owner of Rooskey hotel plans to double its size

One of the possible new owners of the Shannon Key West Hotel at Rooskey has revealed his plans to open it immediately and more than double its size.

More than 200 people attended a public meeting at the village last night, called by a group of investors called Paradub Limited.

It was called because of concerns James Kiernan, the current owner, plans to turn it into a refugee centre, but he denies that and says he intends completing the sale to Paradub.


One of the three investors in the group is well-known Dublin-based hotelier John Glynn, the former general manager of the Citywest and Regency hotels.

He plans to reopen the 38-room hotel in the coming months, then expand it by up to 70 bedrooms and turn it into a four-star premises.

Glynn, who will head the hotel’s operations, unveiled his plans last night.

Local TD Eugene Murphy says he has been working on ensuring the transaction closes for the past 14 months and, having spoken to Kiernan, he’s confident the sale will soon close.