|View from O'Connors Hotel.|
O' Connors Hotel is not strictly a derelict building. It belongs to the Walsh family of Swinford and has a working bar on the ground floor of the building.
Conor Walsh kindly let me photograph the hotel. It is largely unused and is a very interesting place because it is filled with relics of different times. I was particularly interested in all the different wallpaper and many different colours painted on the walls.
The hotel is typical of an Irish hotel built before the Celtic Tiger. It is an old building that has been added to over time. This has led to an unusual layout that doesn't always make sense. There are even stairs like the ones in Fawlty Towers!
|Lightswitches over the years|
There are lots of interesting objects and memories in the hotel. Some are quite old and some are more recent. The hotel is currently being tidied up, so this is a good time to record its treasures and histories.
|Bits and Bobs|
The Front by Conor Walsh is a music video filmed at O'Connors Hotel by David Lenihan and starring Edelle Durkin.