Three-year expansion plan for Darver Castle

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Three-year expansion plan for Darver Castle

Gene Yore gene.yore@dundalkdemocrat.ie@DundalkDemocrat

The management and owners of Darver Castle have announced a three-year development plan for Darver Castle.

Over the next three years the development plan to upgrade Darver Castle will includes:

Refurbishment of the civil ceremony room by the end of 2016, which is nearly completed.

Planning permission has been granted for 38 bedrooms which will be constructed in the courtyard during this development phase. This will necessitate the closing of the Grain Store restaurant at the end of September 2016.

The extension of the bar in the main function room by 2018.

Continued enhancement of the wedding gardens.

Speaking about the developments for Darver Castle, Proprietors Aidan and Mary Carville said:

“We have been in business for 20 years in Dundalk. During that time we have lovingly restored Darver Castle and we are proud and privileged to have become an integral part of the community. We are excited about the development plans which will serve to further enhance the facilities for our guests.

“It is our intention to continue to invest in Darver Castle and are now looking forward to the next 20 years.

Our exciting new accommodation plans will not affect any weddings here at Darver Castle,” said Aidan and Mary.

Over the past 20 years Darver Castle has hosted in excess of 2,000 weddings and its wedding business continues to grow each year.

It has also hosted numourous social nights and tourism and business conferences, including the annual Louth Age-Friendly Business Consumer Fair which attracts over 3,000 visitors each year. Over 50 Age Friendly business exhibitors as well as leading figures from caring and support services, technology, finance, fashion, and law attend.