Dolans Sell Bush Hotel

The historic Bush Hotel in the centre of Carrick-on-Shannon has been sold to a new capital management company.

The Dolan family has concluded the disposal of their interests in Bush Hotel Limited comprising the Bush Hotel and Bush House in Carrick-on-Shannon. Ownership of the Company will transfer to a Dublin-based investment fund, Prime Value Capital Management Ltd, and the operation of the hotel will transfer under a lease arrangement to Conmike Limited, a subsidiary of the Hotels Properties Group which manages a number of hotel operations across Ireland and the UK.

The venture is headed up by Carrick-on-Shannon native Sheila O 'Riordan.

Commenting to the Leitrim Observer, Managing Director Joe Dolan, on behalf of himself and his wife Rosie and family, stated, "After 29 years at the Bush, we feel the time is appropriate to move on to the next chapter in our lives. It has been an absolute privilege to have operated this landmark institution, and I acknowledge the wonderful support of our community, suppliers and customers, but most particularly I pay tribute to and thank our 65 loyal and professional employees and friends who have given so much to make the Bush Hotel what it is today. I wish them, the new owners and operators every success going forward."