The But­ler Cen­tre

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - BUSINESS AWARDS 2018 -

THE say­ing ‘what’s new is old’ was never truer in the case of the But­ler Cen­tre in Lis­towel. This stun­ning three-storey build­ing is lo­cated in the prom­i­nent cen­tre of Lis­towel and en­joys panoramic views of the his­toric town square.

Of­fer­ing lux­ury meet­ing rooms, con­fer­ence space and el­e­gantly re­stored rooms for wed­dings and civil cer­e­monies, the But­ler Cen­tre is a first class ex­am­ple of in­no­va­tion when it comes to trans­form­ing an old set­ting into a mod­ern and vi­brant venue.

It’s an in­spi­ra­tional set­ting for staff and cus­tomers alike who in­stantly ap­pre­ci­ate what this stun­ning build­ing has to of­fer. Orig­i­nally built in 1867, the way in which its ver­sa­til­ity and con­ve­nience has been re­tained to suit a 21 Cen­tury con­cept is a clever one. It con­tin­ues to en­joy a solid rep­u­ta­tion among busi­ness peo­ple and for lux­ury wed­dings and cock­tail re­cep­tions.

The restora­tion of this Grade 2 listed build­ing has added im­mensely to Lis­towel’s at­trac­tions, both from a func­tional and so­cial point of view. Since it was pur­chased in 2016, it has hosted events from Lis­towel Writ­ers’ Week, Lis­towel Vis­ual Arts Fes­ti­val and the Lis­towel Cham­ber Al­liance launch. The restora­tion has also re­vived in­ter­est in the build­ing from an his­toric an­gle.

For­mally the old Na­tional Bank Build­ing, the But­ler Cen­tre, thanks to pro­pri­etor An­toinette But­ler, has shed its ne­glected ap­pear­ance. This has to be com­mended as its cur­rent sta­tus rep­re­sents a prime ex­am­ple of the in­no­va­tive way in which old build­ings can be re­stored and utilised. This is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and the But­ler Cen­tre is now a place opened and ready to host your meet­ing or re­cep­tion.

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