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Paul Clerkin

The Sunday Business Post

Developer buys Joycean hotel on Ormond Quay

08 October 2006 By Neil Callanan
Developer Bernard McNamara has bought the Ormond Hotel on Ormond Quay in Dublin 7.

The hotel is near the headquarters of his company Michael McNamara & Co and is believed to have been acquired as part of a land banking operation.

McNamara is based at Grattan BridgeHouse,3Upper Ormond Quay, and the hotel is between 4 and 6 Upper Ormond Quay. Planning permission was granted in 2003to demolish the existing four-storey over-basement hotel and increase the size of the hotel to 155 bedrooms.

The redeveloped hotel was also to have a bar, restaurant and conference facilities. The application was made by Haskari Properties and, after planning permission was granted by Dublin City Council, it was appealed unsuccessfully to An Bord Pleanala.

The Ormond Hotel is famous amongst Joyceans as the location of the Sirens episode of Ulysses when Bloom drops in for an afternoon drink and something to eat.

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