Hotels have 'lost good people' says GM
‘The Irish hotel sector has lost a lot of good people during the pandemic’, hotelier Patrick Linnane...

Read more

Rory's Virtual Irish Food Fest
By Rory Morohan This time last year, before we knew the full extent of the COVID-19 crisis, I felt ...

Read more

Covid creates Vera Foods
Covid 19 has played a role in creating an exciting new food business for two hospitality professiona...

Read more

Optimizing Covers in Phase Three
John Girvan, Manager at catering supplier Alliance Online Ireland (, shares so...

Read more

Hotels have 'lost good people' says GM
Rory's Virtual Irish Food Fest
Covid creates Vera Foods
Optimizing Covers in Phase Three

Galway development trimmed

A major development project for Galway has been reduced in size following consultation with the city council.augustinahill
Augustine Hill beside Ceannt Station is an eight-acre development, which will include a new hotel.
The original €320 million project consisted of 378 apartments, a large commercial area, a 180-bed hotel, a covered public area and a six-screen cinema.
Augustine Hill is a joint development by CIÉ, which owns the land, Edward Capital, run by Galway developer Gerry Barrett, and Summix Capital. CIÉ held a competition in 2017 to find a developer for the site.


In response to a public consultation and feedback from Galway City Council, the total area of development has been reduced by 11 per cent from 128,080sq m to 114,161sq m.
The original plan had 11 towers, the tallest of which is 21 storeys, making it the highest residential building in Ireland. It is being retained, but the number of other towers is being reduced from 10 to nine. The nine tower blocks have been reduced by either one or two storeys.
The quantity of public open space proposed has been increased by 3,544sqm, with increased activities and sculptures provided for within the open space areas throughout the development.
The overall residential element of the development has been increased by 7.5 per cent compared to the scheme as submitted with the planning application. The proportion of “build-to-rent” units has also decreased in favour of “build-to-sell” units.
Additionally, the number of “independent living” units for the elderly within the build-to-rent allocation has increased from 43 units proposed at application stage to 62 units now proposed.
When the development is completed it will consist of 11 new streets and four new public spaces in an area within five minutes’ walk of Eyre Square.
It is being described by its developer Gerry Barrett as a “one-of-a-kind place” as an “integrated district and central part of Galway with attractive cultural offers and leisure facilities, as well as innovative retail and entertainment concepts”.



IHI Logo Final Logo

failte-ireland logo

Tourism Ireland Logo 1


Contact HospitalityENews

Editor: Frank Corr

Sales & Marketing: Gavin D. Ryan

H18 banner 250x500 ver2

our hotels story

Hospitality E News 250x500

Follow Us