History

Built in 1895 in the late Victorian style the Towers is one of only 3 listed buildings in Glenbeigh. Many of its Victorian architectural details still remain including sash windows, wooden window panels and decorative plaster cornicing.

Over the years many famous faces have passed through the Towers doors including Francoise Sagan, Edna O Brien, Omar Shariff, Charlie Chaplin, Lester Peterson. Pierre Salinger and even De Gaulle.

Some stayed longer than others most notably the late famous Irish artist Marshall Hutson. In the late 1960’s and early 70’s he painted here in Glenbeigh as payment for his room. Two large paintings “the poitin makers” and “the poitin drinkers” take pride of place in the lounge bar while the “Shandon Belles” welcomes you at reception. Watercolors and even furniture designed by Marshall Hutson are also part of the Towers.


On July 11th 1969 The World Press release of the film “Ryan’s Daughter” filmed across the water around Dingle was held here at The Towers and attended by many famous faces including its stars John Mills and Sarah Miles.