CnP: Is it difficult to run your castle hotel?
MOS: Castles are old, in constant need of repairs and maintenance these are some of the challenges you face. Owing and running a castle is a love affair, which fortunately we love.
CnP: How did the COVID pandemic affect your business?
ROS: Good news is that we've just re-opened this week. Covid-19 had a huge impact on our business, we closed our doors in March 2020, reopened in June 2020 and closed again in December 2020. It has been a long six months since Christmas, we have missed seeing our team and meeting our guests. Numbers for weddings and events have been reduced, and this has led to some couples postponing their weddings until later in the year. Non-resident guests will now have the option to dine outside only with a max of six per adults per table, families and friends are anxious to meet again. Ireland would not be known for its sunshine, but we hope for a great summer and easing of restrictions.