Chapter 45: Fitzpatrick's Castle, What's the story?

By What's the Story? Podcast

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This week the award winning WTSpod is bringing you the history of the award winning Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel. Killiney Castle has stood, overlooking Dublin since the 1700's and is steeped in history, no more so than the last 45 years under the guidance and ownership of the Fitzpatrick Family.  Owner and CEO, Eithne Fitzpatrick Scott-Lennon and her son, Mark Scott-Lennon joined us to give us an idea of what its like running one of Ireland's most famous hotels and the stories behind it. A true family business, Mark Scott-Lennon is the third generation of the Fitzpatrick family to be heavily involved with Killiney Castle.  Both Mark and Eithne share stories of what makes the castle great, but also give an idea of how hard the hotel business can be, especially when that hotel just happens to be from the 18th century.  Danny& Mero give you a history of the castle until the Fitzpatrick family took it over and turned into an award winning establishment that has played a part in the lives of thousands of people around the borough and beyond.  From being a part of a rich country estate, to sheriffs, judges and involvement of the British Monarch, Killiney Castle has withstood everything that has been thrown at it, including the IRA and Black & Tans.  On top of this, the lads talk about underdogs and great sporting moments following the fairytale of Leicester City winning the Premiership.  Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is celebrating 45 years in business and you can find out more about that at 

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