The Lake House, a popular boutique hotel and restaurant, is to close this weekend.
The country house in Narin has been sold and will no longer operate as a hotel.
The news has come as a disappointment to staff and the community, and to wedding couples who had booked their receptions.
“To our brides and grooms for 2021, 2022 & 2023, we are devastated to have let you down. It is sadly beyond our control,” said a notice from management.
It’s the end of an area for this unique property which has a long history in the area. The original house was owned by the Church of Ireland and was a soup kitchen in 1846 during the days of the Irish Famine. It came under private ownership until the 1960s, when it was turned into a hotel.
Under the management of Mary McMahon, the hotel has enjoyed great success and guest numbers in recent years. The residence was well known for luxury accommodation and top quality local food.
Mary and the team said they are heartbroken to be unable to follow through on their ‘great plans for the future’.
Sunday will be the final day of the hotel’s weekend take away service.
“We are in the process of contacting everyone regarding bookings and functions and we apologise if we have not been in touch yet,” said a notice of Facebook.
“We hope you can join us one last time for our take out service on Sunday as we bid farewell to a piece of Portnoo & Narin history.
“We will miss you eternally.”