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Shannon Oaks Fire..

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Shannon Oaks Fire..

The Shannon Oaks has been damaged by fire which began in the Kitchen area. The Hotel will be closed for some time.

www.rte.ie/news/2011/0907/portumna.html

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1. Re: Shannon Oaks Fire..

Saw that on the news Tony.

My friend had phoned there yesterday making enquiries for a mid week break over the mid term school hols.She had intended to book in the next day or 2.I guess she has to change her plans now !

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I am sorry to hear that, Tony.

Funnily enough, I was looking at an ad for their special offers in the paper today.

I decided it was a bit too close to home, and am still on the lookout for someplace for next week.

Although if the weather does not clear up, I might have to rethink our plans:-)

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A real effort had been made to turn the place round after struggling so hard last year. No one was hurt directly but I have friends and neighbours with no work tomorrow. How it will effect the rental cottages will be known soon but it is just a shame for all those affected directly and indirectly.

We are in Ennis for the night next weekend as part of a tour. Close to home but still one of the best places in Ireland as far as I am concerned. no harm in staying local.

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4. Re: Shannon Oaks Fire..

I agree completely, Tony. Local is definitely good. We often go back to Spanish Point or Ballyvaughan for a short break.

Just felt like going further afield this time as we have a full week off.

Hope you have a good night in Ennis at the weekend.

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By some miracle and the good work of the 6 fire crews much of the Hotel has been saved but the area around the Kitchens is totally destroyed, A tour of some 70+ people had gone out from there in the morning but thankfully all their belongings in the bedroom areas were saved as the fire didn't get that far.

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6. Re: Shannon Oaks Fire..

Glad to hear everyone is Ok.Such a terrible shame & my friend was so looking forward to her mid term break hols.

There was mention on something this morning that it was a fryer of some sort was responsible for the fire.

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