Apparently the Stanville Lodge Hotel in Barntown, Wexford is closing down. According to various Facebook statuses, the hotel will be closing down for good on the 18th of May, 2014. Yesterday, the hotel rang a number of people to inform them that they would have to cancel their bookings. This will come as a blow to many people, especially those who have booked and planned their weddings and other large engagements! From what I’ve heard, one unlucky couple were due to have their wedding afters at the Stanville at the end of this month. You also have to feel for the staff, some of which have worked at the 3 star hotel for over a decade.
This isn’t the first victim of the recession in Wexford. If you look at this list, you’ll see that the financial crash in 2008 has brought the demise of many businesses in the town.