Carlton hotel in Belleek closes with loss of 25 jobs

Carlton Hotel, Fermanagh
Image caption The Carlton Hotel employed up to 25 staff

A hotel in Belleek, County Fermanagh, has closed with the loss of around 25 jobs.

The Carlton had been in administration for six months but a new buyer has not been found.

The hotel is a prominent landmark on the banks of the Erne in the centre of Belleek.

The village attracts thousands of tourists every year who visit Belleek Pottery.

In June there will be a huge demand for beds when the G8 conference is held at the nearby Lough Erne Resort.

The administrators, Cavanagh Kelly, were appointed by the Ulster Bank in July 2012 and the business continued to run as a going concern.

They said they took to the difficult decision to cease trading after lengthy negotiations with several interested parties ended without success.

The hotel remains for sale or lease but for now up to 25 people are out of work.