Popular Cork Pub Abruptly Closes After Nearly 200 Years In Business
Clancy's Bar & Restaurant, one of Cork city’s oldest pubs, has closed its doors.
The pub, which dates back to 1824, is located on 15-16 Princes Street and spans right through the city block to 29-31 Marlboro Street, had employed 35 people.
A chef at the restaurant said she was "amazed" at the closure and that there was "no indication" that the premises was going to close, reports the Irish Independent.
"We got a text this morning at about 3am saying it wasn't going to be open for business anymore. It was closed, our wages had been paid and not to show up for work today. They apologised but said due to circumstances that was it," she said. The restaurant chef added that she thought the text was "a joke" as the bar had a busy Christmas period and "bookings all the time".
Local Fianna Fáil councillor Sean Martin commented: "I was very surprised. It was a long-established pub in the community and I would never have thought it would close. I have no idea what happened but it's terrible for staff. Texting staff in the middle of the night not to come in the next morning is not good enough. I'm amazed it's closed."