New Celbridge hotel opened

The former Setanta House Hotel building in Celbridge has opened.
The Celbridge Manor Hotel in Celbridge, formerly the Setanta, has announced it is now open.

The Celbridge Manor Hotel in Celbridge, formerly the Setanta, has announced it is now open.

The hotel said it has a new bar and restaurant and 70 bedrooms.

A reception to celebrate the opening will take place on Sunday, 17 November from 2pm to 4pm, where special guests will include Alan and Bernard Brogan and the Sam Maguire!

Now a member of the Castle Collection of Hotels, it said it is seeking a four Star rating with Fáilte Ireland and has conference and banqueting capacity for up to 600 guests.

In a statement it said it will create immediate employment for up to 30 people.

Completed in 1737, Celbridge Manor Hotel is a wonderful example of Georgian architecture, designed by architect Thomas Burgh, renowned for his design of the Library Building in Trinity College, Dublin. Originally serving as a girls school, it closed in 1973, before reopening as a Hotel in 1980.

The Castle Collection, which owns and operates hotels in Dublin (The Castle Hotel, Staunton’s on The Green, Hotel St George) and Mayo (Ballina Manor Hotel) as well as North Wales (The Beaches Hotel) and Scotland (Atholl Palace Hotel and Fisher’s Hotel) and now Celbridge Manor Hotel.

Anthony Kelly, Director of Business Development for the Castle Collection said: “We are delighted to bring this magnificent property back to the market. Celbridge is a beautiful and historical town and is an ideal base for tourists coming to Ireland given its proximity to both Dublin’s city centre and airport. The hotel will also be a valuable addition to the corporate community offering high quality accommodation and state of the art conferencing. We look forward to working with the local community and making Celbridge Manor a central part community life in the town”.

Celbridge Manor Hotel, Clane Road, Celbridge, Co Kildare. www.CelbridgeManorHotel.ie, T: 01 6013700