Castle Antique & Craft centre on TV tonight

Castle Antique & Craft centre on TV tonight


From a derelict old building to a thriving business, tonights Nationwide programme on RTÉ tells the story of the Castle Antique & Craft Centre.

The former Coach House pub had been left to rot until three local businessmen decided it was time someone rescued the historic building.

The former pub was restored antiques expert Paul Walsh, coach operator PJ Keogh and Emelyn Heaps, of Renaissance Resorts.

The entrepreneurs set about transforming the eyesore into the Castle Antique & Craft Centre which after much hard work, comprises some 5,000sq.ft of shopping space allowing visitors an exclusive opportunity to browse and amble through the halls and floors of this unique new outlet.

The owners attribute the success of the venture of community support and true community spirit.

The story of the Castle Antiques, Arts & Crafts Centre will be tonight on tonights Nationwide beginning at 7.00pm.



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.