Connemara hotel hosting Ukrainian refugees ‘who need our hospitality the most’
The famous Peacockes Hotel in Connemara has announced that it will be transformed into an accommodation center for Ukrainian refugees.
In an announcement Wednesday, Peacockes said it would not reopen for guests today as planned.
Instead, they would provide accommodation for “those most in need of our hospitality” for the coming months.
Ireland has taken in around 15,000 Ukrainian refugees since the Russian invasion began five weeks ago.
“It was a tough decision to make, but the Peacockes Hotel will not be reopening to the public this Friday as we had planned,” the hotel posted on Facebook.
“For the coming months, our hotel will be a shelter for Ukrainian nationals who have been forced to flee their home country due to the ongoing war.”
“We know we are going to let a lot of people down, those traveling to the area to stay overnight and our loyal locals who have shown such wonderful support since we took over the property in 2014.”
“But we hope you understand why we have made the difficult decision to close our hotel as we move to support those who need our hospitality the most”
The market, gas station and food truck at Maam Cross Hotel will continue to operate as normal while it serves as an accommodation facility.