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Castle deal hits law snag.


AN American widow has brought a legal action claiming she owns a EUR320,000 bedroom suite in Mayo's Ashford Castle.

The action could have implications for the EUR56million sale of the castle agreed last August but not yet finalised.

The agreement between the American owners and Galway buyer Gerry Barrett gives him an option not to complete the sale if Ms Kathleen Connor's claims are not disposed of by May 31.

The proceedings by Ms Connor were yesterday admitted to the commercial division of the High Court by Mr Justice Peter Kelly.

The action is against Ashford Castle Holdings Ltd, Ashford Castle Owners Association Inc and Ashford Castle Rental Pool Inc.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 23, 2007
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