Plans appealed for major extension to McGettigan’s Hotel


Plans for a major extension to McGettigan's Hotel on Main Street Letterkenny have been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.

The Council had given conditional permission for the redevelopment and extension which would see the provision of 61 new bedrooms and a spa.

The application, in the name of Denis McGettigan, sets out plans for the demolition and reconfiguration of the former Milan Nightclub to be replaced by a four story side extension providing 35 extra bedrooms.

A new fifth floor would be built on top of the existing bedroom block to provide an additional 26 bedrooms with a new extension to the fourth floor to facilitate a new Spa facility,

The council did grant conditional permission but this was objected to by a number of local residents.

They expressed concern of an increase in traffic and noise and access for delivery vehicles through the narrow Speer's lane.

They also question if there is adequate parking close to the hotel and expressed concerns that hotel guests may use local roads for parking.

An Bord Pleanala is expected to make its decision on the plans by the 26th of November, 2019