Mount Juliet Estate has been granted permission to erect a marquee to cater for functions such as weddings seating up to 240 people, and to help establish the estate’s Christmas Fair as an annual event.
Kilkenny County Council has given its approval for planning permission to erect a marquee (22.6m x 17.6m x 5.94m high) within the courtyard of the Hunters Yard Golf Clubhouse, “to cater to events associated with the hospitality, sporting and recreational functions” of Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown.
“The cover letter submitted with the planning application states that Mount Juliet uses marquees on an occasional basis to cater for larger functions,” according to the planning file. “The purpose of the planning application is to maintain a marquee in the courtyard of the Hunter’s Yard for more than 30 days per annum, should the demand arise.”
“It is further stated that the marquee will allow Mount Juliet to host events for up to 260 seated guests such as weddings. It will also establish the Christmas Fair as an annual event without fear of cancellation because the quota of days allowed under Class 37 was used up during the summer season.”
The marquee interior is due to consist of a timber floor with linings/drapes as wall and ceiling finishes. The marquee will be fully enclosed within the courtyard and the surrounding buildings will screen the marquee from view outside of the courtyard.
A development charge of €11,310 will be due to the council upon commencement of development, according to the planning file.