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Burren Mount Hotel, Salthill

  • 19-02-2009 1:07am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭ TheCosmicFrog


    Does anybody know anything about this place? I always remember it being there back when we used to collect my older brother from school in St. Enda's. I always get an eerie feeling every time I pass the place.
    Has anyone ever been inside it?
    This has been a fact-finding mission for me for gawd-knows how long!


    Mod note:
    I've been approached by friends of the owners.
    The hotel may or may not reopen at some point.
    The owners DO NOT want anyone knocking asking for a tour or a look inside.
    Feel free to discuss the hotel, memories of it and Salthilll etc but the hotel is to be considered a private residence from this point on and I ask you to not disturb the people living there.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,676 ✭✭✭ ronnie3585


    Doubt that place has changed much since the 70's, those manky net curtains have probably been there since it opened. Biggest eyesore in Salthill, and that's an achievement. It does look really spooky though, like somewhere a serial killer would live.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭ TheCosmicFrog


    Well, I'm fairly certain it's closed anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ renmorescout


    I can remember going to the "Club" there, a long long time ago. Everytime I walk past, I wonder what's happening in there. but, if you walk by in the dark, you will notice that the lights and TV are on in the lobby ! ! ! Spooky !


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,471 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Just for the peeps that don't know the ugliest hotel in Galway.
    It kinda has a Soviet 1970s "charm".

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 17,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Das Kitty


    biko wrote: »
    Just for the peeps that don't know the ugliest hotel in Galway.
    It kinda has a Soviet 1970s "charm".

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    You can actually see inside the rooms from certain angles, they remind me of the photos you see of houses in Chernobyl. Kinda eerie. Saw a bloke going in the back door a few weeks ago when I was down at the podiatry clinic by the side of it.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,571 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    One day I'm going to have a pint in there. I don't care if it has a bar or not, I'm having a pint.

    As an aside, in a few years time will this really be any less architecturally offensive than most of the other ****e that's sprung up about town in the last years?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 290 ✭✭ Tawny


    I actually think its really cool.

    It should be done up and turned into a retro hotel or club or something, serving classic seventies cocktails and disco.

    Like the hotel at the far end of the prom. Can't remember the name of it at the moment but it totally captures a moment in time as well. Was in it once for a quick drink a while back and all it reminded me of was the hotel from the Shining.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭ charlie_says


    My grandparents were interested in buying the property years (more than 30) ago for development, but the owner wasn't interested. That place must be worth a good few quid.

    Great location for a bar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,092 pseudonym1


    Ha! walking the prom the last day and said it must be a brothal or some it - seedy looking place!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,803 ✭✭✭ cornbb


    I think there was a long thread about this place a while back.

    Agree that its eerie, spooky etc. But in 20 years I bet that sort of thing will be considered retro and stylish again and the place will be considered an architectural gem. And Galway/Salthill will be full of Celtic Tiger-era eyesores. E.g. The Bal in Salthill, most of Knocknacarra, etc... :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,111 ✭✭✭✭ JohnCleary


    I'd love to take a look inside. It's actually a pretty huge building if you walk down the alley between Burren Mount / Baily Point you'll see


  • Registered Users Posts: 817 dafunk


    Robbo wrote: »
    One day I'm going to have a pint in there. I don't care if it has a bar or not, I'm having a pint.

    Boards Beers?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,471 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Can someone pleeeez go down and ask to get a room and report back here :)


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,571 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    dafunk wrote: »
    Boards Beers?
    Hell yeah.

    "Shining" themed beers?


  • Registered Users Posts: 751 Hotwheels


    Ahhh the auld Burren Mount, Pints+Curry & a few slaps off some lad, entertainment at its best in the 70's...Some spot back then, made the Castle look up market :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,110 KevR


    The face of the building looks like it's about to fall off.

    It is a big eyesore in my opinion.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 315 ✭✭ galvianlord


    i think it is quite an attractive building in its own right, of its time etc If we were in the UK the 20th Century Society would be smacking listed status on it straight away! Something retro about it alright, shames its in such poor nick. Remember when it was common enough to get a room in there after the warwick if ya had scored, couldnt go home and the rain was heading perpendicularly into the shelters on the prom...


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,133 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Robbo wrote: »
    Hell yeah.

    "Shining" themed beers?

    Can I bring my axe?? Please.........

    "Heeeeere's Johnny!" :D


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 17,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Das Kitty


    Robbo wrote: »
    Hell yeah.

    "Shining" themed beers?

    I have a powder-blue tea dress but I don't have a twin, maybe I could walk around with a mirror beside me...


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,471 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Well, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,571 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    Remind me again which floor to not get the lift from?


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 17,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Das Kitty


    Stay out of Room 248!

    And if you hear an Avant-Garde percussionist run like fupp.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 60 ✭✭✭ GunScope


    Hotwheels wrote: »
    Ahhh the auld Burren Mount, Pints+Curry & a few slaps off some lad, entertainment at its best in the 70's...Some spot back then, made the Castle look up market :D

    Nice .... I can imagine the face on your nights conquest from the Warwick in this day and age if you hooked up and suggested going to book a room in that place :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,111 ✭✭✭✭ JohnCleary


    Shall I bring the Chainsaw? :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 Steyr


    God id love to check it out, if you walk past and look at the rooms they look like they have been decorated by a guy who did a funky 70's porno, il take some shots tomorrow?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,111 ✭✭✭✭ JohnCleary


    Steyr wrote: »
    God id love to check it out, if you walk past and look at the rooms they look like they have been decorated by a guy who did a funky 70's porno, il take some shots tomorrow?

    P0rn shots? :eek:



    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭ TheCosmicFrog


    Sounds good!

    Someone on page one said they saw a guy going in a side door. I did too. I wonder if some of the building is apartments?

    As for the lights and TV on in the lobby, I've never seen that. I just walked past it at night last summer and saw nothing of the sort.

    Can anyone confirm if it's open or closed??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,160 banshee_bones


    I steer clear of the place! It kinda creeps me out, often wondered about it though! Prime location for .... well anything really. Nice Restaurant maybe!?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 Steyr



    As for the lights and TV on in the lobby, I've never seen that.

    I reckon you confused the above with my post about the RIO in Lower Salthill.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭ TheCosmicFrog


    Ohhhh, you were on about The RIO!

    That place doesn't look overwhelmingly bad. It seems to be somewhat well kept compared to Burren Mount.


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