Clohessy's Bar in Limerick Granted New Licence

By Steve Wynne-Jones
Clohessy's Bar in Limerick Granted New Licence

The pub and nightclub formerly owned by rugby star Peter Clohessy is set to reopen after having its licence to sell alcohol restored.

Clohessy's Bar and adjoining nightclub the Sin Bin on Howley’s Quay in Limerick closed in October 2014, but receiver Shane McCarthy of KPMG restored the licence after a successful application.

The pub, which hired 50 people before it closed last year, is expected to reopen once the new licence has been formally reissued. According to the Limerick Leader, the company that operates the popular late-night bar House on Dublin's Leeson Street may operate the pub when it reopens.

Irish international Peter Clohessy owned the bar along with a number of business partners. At the time of the closure he said the pub had been struggling for some time.

“I tried my best to trade out of it but unfortunately we couldn’t. That was a huge decision to make, hopefully I’ll look back in years to come and it’ll be the right decision,” said Clohessy.