THE Ivy Tower Hotel in Castlebar is working towards reopening for business as normal in the coming weeks.
The hotel has been closed since a fire in a kitchen in February.
In a post on its Facebook page this week, the hotel (formerly the Welcome Inn) confirmed: 'We have started repairs in the hotel and hope to be back trading as normal within a number of weeks.
'Thanks as always for your support.'
The update was given as a result of queries following a text regarding a blood donation clinic, taking place from April 24-26, issued by the Irish Blood Transfusion Board (IBTS).
The hotel confirmed: 'A lot of people are asking about the IBTS, as you may have received a text. Yes, we can confirm that it is going ahead and The Failte Suite will be open - please use the main Failte Suite door.
'The main hotel will not be open so please make alternative arrangements if you're planning meals around giving blood. The Failte Suite has a separate entrance.'