One of the large scale murals at the w8 holiday village, this one was created by Friz from Sligo
Leitrim's newest accommodation location, W8 holiday village, in the centre of Manorhamilton is already making waves in the national media.
The construction of the village of self-catering townhouses and apartments has been eagerly awaited by those promoting tourism in north Leitrim. The holiday village will bring up to 100 beds available to tourists visiting the area.
Some of the houses are available to book now, while the rest will come on stream later this year along with a restaurant, coffee shop and bakery as well as a large conference room.
Bríd Torrades, who runs Ósta Café and Wine Bar in Sligo town has taken on the running of the restaurant, coffee shop and bakery at the new holiday village.
“Ghost estate turns into holiday village” is one of the catchy headlines promoting the new venture.
Local developer Shane Kerrigan brought in Leitrim landscaper Leonie Cornelius, sculptor Jackie McKenna, interior designer Gráinne McGarty, and tourism operator JJ O’Hara to bring this ambitious and much-needed project to life.
The new food ventures will focus on local ingredients and will hope to work with The Organic Centre and to make links with MacNean House to attract foodies to Manorhamilton.
The holiday village consists of 14 brand new, luxury self-catering units, boasting all essential mod cons including wi-fi and underground parking.
The houses are decorated with paintings and prints from local artists as well as photographs inspired by Leitrim.
More information on the exciting new venture will be in next week's Leitrim Observer.