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New Hotel Planned at Goffs

The Directors of Goffs are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for the development of a 50-bed equine themed hotel at Kill, Co. Kildare.

The project will be a partnership between Goffs and Kildare Hotel Opportunities, a company owned by hoteliers Eoin Doyle and Ray Byrne.

“We are delighted that Kildare Hotel Opportunities will develop this exciting new facility at Goffs. This development will enhance the world class facilities at Kildare Paddocks and will be of enormous benefit to national and international Goffs clients, enabling them to avail of the facilities and reside on site for our extensive sales programmes, stated Eimear Mulhern, Chairman, Goffs.

“We believe the proposed equine theme for the hotel will prove very popular with racegoers attending the three Kildare race tracks and visitors to the many equine and retail attractions in the county,” she added.

Eoin Doyle: “We are very excited with the opportunity to create a 4-star contemporary boutique hotel in a peaceful paddock setting, beside the iconic Goffs, just off the N7. For those doing business locally, in the Millennium Park or shopping at Kildare Village or seeking to stay close to Dublin, we believe this will add significantly to the county’s tourism and hospitality infrastructure.”

Ray Byrne: “We’re combining many years of experience together in building a place that guests will enjoy as a base for lots of activities. The Club Bar & Restaurant will be perfect to pop in for a quick bite or a Champagne celebration on Goffs sales days.”

Kildare County Council stated its support for the new hotel: “Kildare has a national and international reputation as the ‘Thoroughbred County’.  Already home to 3 racecourses, the Irish National Stud and a thriving equine industry, the addition of this equine themed, premier accommodation offering will be a significant and positive development.  Kildare Failte, Kildare’s Tourism Board, has also welcomed the development of the 50-bed Hotel.

For Goffs the new hotel follows the successful opening of the Circle K service station. This latest addition will achieve a key objective of growing the balance sheet and strengthening the asset base for all the shareholders of Robert J Goff & Co PLC.

Commenting from a bloodstock sales perspective, Goffs Group Chief Executive, Henry Beeby added “The addition of an on-site hotel will only add to Kildare Paddocks’ reputation as an unrivalled auction facility”.