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Landmark Hayden’s Hotel in Ballinasloe closes down

  • 11-10-2016 10:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,146 ✭✭✭ Rented Mule


    The landmark Hayden’s Hotel in Ballinasloe town has closed down.
    Management at the hotel nightclub ‘Thee Place’ issued a statement on social media to inform the public of the closure.
    The hotel had been used for housing homeless families in recent months, as well as operating as a normal hotel for visitors to the town.
    In a statement, a spokesperson for the hotel say it’s with great sadness and regret that the hotel had to permanently cease trading as of today.


    http://connachttribune.ie/landmark-haydens-hotel-in-ballinasloe-closes-down-202/

    I was very sorry to read that Hayden's has closed it doors.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,294 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Wasn't there a big renovation job done there recently enough (on the back of a visit by the Brennan brothers, if I'm not mistaken)?

    Shame they couldn't make it work.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,769 Mod ✭✭✭✭ nuac


    Very sorry to hear that. For generations a favourite stop for people in Galway city and west of it.

    Carroll family ran an excellent place there,


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭ Pique


    Holy Zombie thread Batman, but I hope someone might be able to help me.

    I'm looking for information on the ownership of Haydens Hotel pre-1945 when the O'Carroll's took it over.

    Anyone know where such info might be found online? I'll try the newspapers archive in the libraries too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,073 ✭✭✭ TomOnBoard


    Pique wrote: »
    Holy Zombie thread Batman, but I hope someone might be able to help me.

    I'm looking for information on the ownership of Haydens Hotel pre-1945 when the O'Carroll's took it over.

    Anyone know where such info might be found online? I'll try the newspapers archive in the libraries too.

    Maybe check the online census?

    How far back do you want to go? Most of the buildings would have been owned by the Clancarty Estate back into the 18xxs and leased to tenants. IIRC, a man named Joshua Gill was the original hotelier who opened it as Gill's Hotel. Hardens came later and renamed it.

    If you can find Tadhg Mac Loughlin's book on Ballinasloe in the library, that should tell you a lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭ Pique


    Cheers. Yeah after I posted I found out about it originally being Gills opening in 1833.

    There's also Robert le Poer Trench and Robert Dillon (Baron of Clonbrock) back then that might have had an involvement. Both they and Gill were involved in building a banquet hall in 1844 for the Royal Agricultural Improvement Society exibition in 1845.

    The Clonbrock papers are extensive so it'll take a bit of digging.

    Will look for the book in the meantime. Thanks for the heads-up.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,687 ✭✭✭✭ Zubeneschamali


    Pique wrote: »
    I'm looking for information on the ownership of Haydens Hotel pre-1945 when the O'Carroll's took it over.

    Searching the 1911 census for ballinasloe occupation Hotel throws up:

    Hayden Josephine Mary 45 Female Head of Family Roman Catholic ? Co Tipperary Hotel Proprietress Read and write - Single

    In 1901 we see Josephine Mary and also her brother:

    Hayden Michael Arthur 35 Male Brother Roman Catholic Co Tipperary Solicitor Read and write - Not Married -


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭ Pique


    Yeah I saw that. There was another hotel on the same street too. Where was that, do you know?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,687 ✭✭✭✭ Zubeneschamali


    Pique wrote: »
    Yeah I saw that. There was another hotel on the same street too. Where was that, do you know?


    I don't know the name. Here is the ~1900 25" OSI map showing both hotels. The one to the South end is Haydens, the other was the building in this Streetview.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    The auld sod was the East County Arms Hotel when I was growing up (late 80s early 90s)


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