Planning application expected shortly for new Portlaw hotel

Planning application expected shortly for new Portlaw hotel

A PLANNING application for a luxury hotel in Portlaw will be lodged in the coming months.

The hotel, on the site of the former Mayfield House, is being developed by Oakmount, headed by property developer Paddy McKillen Jnr.

Mayfield House was built by the Malcomson family and dates back to the 1740s.

The house is now derelict and the site has been vacant for more than 30 years.


In April 2022, in what was welcomed as a great boost for the Portlaw area, it was announced that the house and six-acre site it sits on had been sold to one of Ireland’s largest hospitality companies with a view to turning it into a five star hotel and leisure centre.

The company involved were later confirmed to be Oakmount Properties run by Paddy McKillen Jnr and his business partner Matt Ryan.

They have an extensive property portfolio and are currently revamping Wexford’s Loftus Hall.

They company also own Press Up Hospitality Group and as with Loftus Hall, it’s expected this company will run the new hotel on Mayfield House site.


When the Mayfield House acquisition was confirmed, extensive clearance of the site began.

Work had stopped thereafter but in a statement to WLR, Oakmount have now confirmed their plans for a boutique destination hotel are still on track.

They say they are currently working on their planning application for Mayfield House with a view to lodging it with Waterford City and County Council in the second quarter of this year.