The Circuit Civil Court has awarded €10,000 in damages to a Tralee couple who suffered from noise disturbance from a hotel near their home. The Court also granted an injunction restraining the Abbeygate Hotel from allowing excessive noise.
The plaintiffs said that they had to endure sleepless nights and ‘tonal impulsive and thumping noises' over a period of two and a half years.
Problems arose with function-room noise. These were addressed by the then owners. New owners took over and problems arose again in 2006. The Circuit Civil Court in Tralee also heard the Abbeygate Hotel had recently installed double glazing at a cost of €7,000, and had modified a door, and a keg store through which sound was emanating.
The plaintiffs said this had made little difference and the noise continued to disturb them.