ONE of Enniskillen’s iconic buildings, the Railway Hotel has been sold. The sale price has not been disclosed. The new owners, according to the auctioneering firm that conducted the sale, prefer to remain anonymous for the present.
The hotel employs 15 full and part-time staff.
The selling agents, McGoverns Estate Agents, Ann Street, Enniskillen confirmed that the sale had been agreed.
It was revealed this week that its outgoing co-owners took the decision to sell on ill-health grounds.
Notices on its doors confirm ‘sale agreed’, and state that the hotel remains closed until further notice.
The first of two notices on its doors states: “Sale for the hotel has been agreed and will now remain closed till further notice.”
The second notice states: “The owners of the Railway Hotel have retired for serious health issues, and would like to thank all our customers for their support over the last 16 years.”
It was signed, James Crozier and Owen McKenna.
The duo took over the hotel 16 years ago from its previous owners, Peter and Imelda Byrne.
All four were very popular and well-liked by clientele among whom, until the farmers’ mart moved to its present site on the Tempo Road, were farming families.
Its town centre location, in the heart of Fermanagh Lakelands, within walking distance of shops and shopping centres was a big draw, that and its family atmosphere.
It was back in January, 1976 that Peter and Imelda Byrne took over the ‘Railway’, vacating their posts in September, 1999 when Mr Crozier and Mr McKenna moved in.
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