Former Grand Hotel in Tramore is sold again

Less than two months after it was purchased at auction, Tramore's Grand Hotel has been sold again.

In December, what was described at the time as a 'Dublin consortium' of businessmen purchased the historic building on Broad Street for close to €2,000,000.

When that auction took place, under the watch of Sherry Fitzgerald John Rohan Auctioneers, it was reported that a lot of interest had been expressed in the site from both national and local parties.

It has now been confirmed to WLR News that the hotel is once again changing hands, having been bought by an as-of-yet unnamed buyer.


The original hotel on that site was constructed in the late 18th century and the building has been described as a "monumental building" and an "anchor site" in Tramore.

However, it has been vacant since 2014 and was the subject of a derelict sites case taken by Waterford City and County Council against the previous owner, Guo Qing Wu, which concluded in early 2022.

The derelict site notice was issued in 2018, after the council had been unable to get in touch with the owner.

The building was reputedly the oldest continuously-operating hotel in the country when it shut its doors.


WLR will have more on this story as we get it.