Posted by: marthabernie | March 7, 2017

CROFTON HOUSE HOTEL, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland

003aThis image is from the 1950’s or 1960’s and shows the Crofton House Hotel in Dun Laoghaire (formerly Kingstown), County Dublin, Ireland.  The hotel is no longer there, but I have had several people write saying they had their wedding reception there, that their mother worked there and such.


  1. The Crofton House Hotel was owned by the Regan family. They owned the Crofton Airport Hotel as well. I knew Carmel Regan a long time ago.


    • Thanks for the information. Do you happen to know where in Dun Laoghaire the hotel was located?


    • do u know anything about the regan family or where they are now?


  2. The Crofton House Hotel was located where bord iascaigh mhara is now situated,12 Crofton Rd County Dublin, Co. Dublin


  3. I worked there as a lounge boy circa 1970 a huge bar lounge with formica tables heaving with pints and babycham (for the ladies), music, fights,
    double breasted jackets, with flowery ties and matching shirts, long hair, side burns, mini skirts, great gang!!


  4. My mother (now deceased) worked there when she was 15 in circa 1940 having been sent there by the nuns in the Industrial School where she had lived all her life. She was not well treated there as she was made to work long hours for little pay and her bedroom was a cramped space under the stairs. She stuck it out for 3 months then one night, packed up and left, caught a train at the station across the road and returned to her native Wexford. The owner complained to the nuns who tried (unsuccessfully) to find her to send her back.


  5. Anne Regan was a daughter of the owners


  6. I stayed at the Lismara/st Francis hotel in the 1950’s in Dunlaoghaire any pics please – is it still there???


    • No idea, maybe not. Search it on google and see what you come up with.


  7. Got married in 1969 had the best time ever all the guests enjoyed them selves Happy Days


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