July 28 1962
Mr Erskine Childers, TD, Minister for Transport, on Monday last formally opened Hotel Nuremore, delightfully situated in sylvan settings overlooking Lough Na Glack, a short distance outside Carrickmacross.
The proprietors, Mr and Mrs Jas Flynn, are to be congratulated on providing such a magnificent amenity.
Mr FLynn, a native of Ballinrobe, is a building and civil engineering contractor, and is also proprietor of the Irish Club at Wimbleton, London.
Mrs Flynn is a native of Kilkenny.
The formal opening of the hotel was attended by public representatives from Monaghan, clergymen, Bord Failte officials and guests from many oarts.
Following luncheon, at which Very Rev Canon McConnell, PP, Kilanny, presided, toasts were drunk to “Ireland”, “Hotel Nuremore” and “The Tourist trade.”
The toast “Ireland” was proposed by Canon McConnell and that to the Hotel Nuremore by the Minister who said:
Mr Brian Phelan, Accountant Dublin, replied in a witty manner.
Mr Edward Kelly, Chairman, County Council, in proposing the Tourist Industry said that the poeple of Carrickmacross were well aware of the potentialities of that trade.
Bord Failte had done good work as regards hotels, as Mr and Mrs Flynn would vouch.
Carrickmacross was the leading town in Monaghan (laughter) and was well advanced in developing the tourist trade and both Bord Failte and the Inland Fisheries Trust had done a very good job for inland fisheries.
On behalf of the Irish Tourist Association he congratulated Mc and Mrs Flynn.