It is understood that considerable damage has been caused to Dundrum House Hotel as a result of a kitchen fire discovered early this morning.
The blaze was first spotted shortly before 7:00am this morning with the source of the blaze understood to have begun in the kitchen area, before then spreading to other immediate areas of the complex.
Up to seven units of the Co. Tipperary Fire Service were summoned; latter arriving from the nearby towns of Cashel, Tipperary Town and Cahir, to tackle the blaze, which later this morning was brought under control.
All staff and guests were evacuated from the premises as a precaution during the outbreak and we understand that the function room and the kitchen areas (shown framed within the white area in picture above) have suffered considerable damage.
As is customary, Gardaí and Fire Officers are now expected to launch an investigation into the cause of the blaze.
The classical Georgian manor house, built in the 1730’s and known worldwide today as Dundrum House Hotel, first opened for business as a family run hotel in 1981. This magnificent three-star accommodation includes 67 bedrooms, bars, restaurants, banqueting room, conference facilities, leisure centre, gymnasium and pool as well 16 self-catering holiday houses, six apartments and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Golf Professional Philip Watson.
Located in the much vaunted Golden Vale area of Co. Tipperary, this luxury complex, which boasts two suburb restaurants, is set on some 170 acres of private ground containing natural woodland and mature trees dating back to the original estate buildings.
Our sincere sympathy’s go to Dundrum House Hotel staff and management at this time.