Four Irish Pubs Hit The Market

By Dave Simpson
Four Irish Pubs Hit The Market

Four Irish pubs have hit the market.

The Abbey Inn

The Abbey Inn of Ballyboggan, Clonard, Co. Meath, is being sold via digital property marketplace BidX1 with a guide price of €120,000.

The property's listing on states, "Property summary: a public house; comprising a bar, lounge and residential accommodation; extending to approximately 333 sq. m. (3,584 sq. ft.); full 7 day publicans licence; vacant possession.

"Location: Clonard is a village in County Meath; the village is situated approximately 29km south west of Navan and approximately 13km east of Kinnegad; transport links in the area include the R148 providing access to the M4 motorway; the property is located south of Clonard on an unnamed road.

"Description: the property is arranged over ground and first floors to provide a public house building. Internally the property comprises bar, lounge and residential accommodation.


"Total floor area extending to approximately 333 sq. m. (3,584 sq. ft.).

"Licence: We are informed by the vendor that a 7 day publican’s licence attaches to the property.

"VAT: please refer to legal documents."

The Hideout

The Hideout of Crocknahattina, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, is being sold via Fintan Cahill Estate Agents for €300,000.

The property's listing on states, "Fintan Cahill Auctioneers are delighted to present this iconic licensed premises to the market.


"The property sits on a c. 1 acre roadside site and is comprised of 100 m2, 4 bedroom domestic dwelling and 322 m2 of licensed premises.

"The property is currently leased, and it is business as usual.

"This is an ideal opportunity to have a successful business and residence under the one roof. Viewings can be arranged by appointment only."

Henry Grattan's

Henry Grattan's of Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, is being sold via O'Neill & Co. Chartered Surveyors & Auctioneers Ltd.

The property's listing on states, "Henry Grattan's is a substantial, single-storey licensed premises extending to c.751 sq. m. / 8,083 sq. ft. which has been refurbished to a very high standard and is presented in excellent condition throughout. The accommodation briefly comprises a traditional style public bar with timber flooring and a feature fireplace; a large lounge bar with semi-circular bar counter, raised seating area and a feature fireplace and a separate, self-contained restaurant/ function room. In addition, there is a fully fitted and equipped catering kitchen with ample dry goods storage areas and staff changing facilities. There is a central keg store and cold room with rear delivery access. Outside, there is a large and extensive car park with car parking for approximately 80 cars and a green open space. Adjoining the licensed premises are two investment properties: Bar One Racing bookmakers (c. 105 sq. m. / 1,130 sq. ft.) and Ramon Massey funeral home (c. 88 sq. m. / 947 sq. ft.). Both tenants are unaffected by the sale. There are two phone masts located on the roof providing additional rental income.


"Henry Grattan's licensed premises is strategically located on the busy Celbridge to Maynooth Road (R405) on the northern edge of Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Because of its excellent road and rail access and convenience to Dublin city centre (c. 23 kms away), Celbridge has become a commuter town with a population now in excess of 20,000 people. Celbridge is located just off the M4 motorway and is convenient to mainline rail services at Hazelhatch, approximately 3kms from the centre of Celbridge. Celbridge is located on the River Liffey and is steeped in history with many historic and notable buildings including Castletown House, Celbridge Abbey and The Mill. The surrounding area is predominantly residential with many long-established housing estates within walking distance of the property. In addition, there are several new residential development sites close by either under construction or earmarked for future residential development with over 1,500 new homes planned for the immediate vicinity. Close to Celbridge is the village of Leixlip (7 kms), which is home to major IT employers Intel and Hewlett Packard while Maynooth university town is also just 7kms away.

"At present, and since its refurbishment, a substantial food and drink business is carried on in Henry Grattan's. Its convenience to a large residential population has enhanced the trading make-up and potential of the property. The sale of the Henry Grattan's licensed premises now offers the discerning purchaser the opportunity to exploit the full trading potential of the property.

"The sale of Henry Grattan's licensed premises also offers alternative use potential subject to the necessary planning consents. The property occupies a total site area of c.0.92 ha / 2.3 acres of which c.0.32 ha / 0.8 acres is zoned open space and c.0.60ha / 1.5 acres is zoned Neighbourhood Centre (NC) under the Celbridge Local Area Plan 2017-2023 to provide for new / existing neighbourhood centres and associated facilities.

"Features: investment opportunity; situated in densely populated residential area; close to a host of new housing developments; alternative use potential; additional valuable rental income."

Killoran's Bar

Killorans Bar & Restaurant of Teeling Street, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, is being sold via REA McCarrick & Sons with a guide price of €240,000.


The property's listing on states, "Traditional bar & restaurant for sale by private treaty

"Killoran's Bar & Restaurant is a world-renowned restaurant and pub located in Tubbercurry town centre. This town centre premises is on the market as a going concern, giving a new owner a rare opportunity to purchase a business of huge potential.

"Established in 1958 by its present owners, over time they expanded the business which has now become a landmark venue far and wide for its quality fare of drink, food and functions. It was acknowledged for its quality in the Egon Ronay Guidebook of 1994.

"Any visit to the Killoran's Pub and Restaurant has always made a lasting impression. Over the years the owners have decorated the premises with hundreds of antique items, and these have become a curiosity item from visitors from all corners of the globe. A visitor once described Killoran's as 'a museum with a restaurant'.

"The world acclaimed film Normal People shot various scenes during filming in 2019. Actors, directors and crew all agreed that they were amazed at the unique ambiance and character of the building.

"Accommodation comprises: restaurant/function room  - 133 sq. m.; lounge bar area 87 sq. m.; front coffee shop 33 sq. m.; kitchen and food preparation area - 65 sq. m.; with various other storage, bathroom facilities; spacious back garden and yard."

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