New lease arrangement to transform Necarne Estate into leisure and tourism destination 

17th December 2020

Gardrum Holdings Ltd has entered into a 99-year lease arrangement with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to transform the beautiful yet underused Necarne Estate in Irvinestown into a multi-purpose tourism and leisure destination.

Speaking about the lease agreement, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Diana Armstrong, said:

“The Council has remained committed to securing a long-term sustainable use for Necarne Estate that will bring social, economic and environmental benefits to the local community and the district throughout the entire process.

We are pleased to have agreed the lease with Gardrum Holdings Ltd which will see Necarne Estate, through substantial private investment, create employment, attract visitors and preserve and enhance the local heritage and natural environment to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.”

Gardrum Holdings Ltd plans to create a multi-purpose tourism and leisure destination, now branded as Castle Irvine Estate, to include a holiday retreat with a range of accommodation; outdoor activities; enhanced walkways and cycle paths; an equestrian trail; events space and reinstatement of Necarne lake. The project will be developed over a phased basis subject to obtaining the necessary statutory consents.

Members of the public will also continue to enjoy free access to the Estate for walking, cycling, horse-riding and dog walking.