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Concerns over ‘unbearable noise’ from planned Galway Wetherspoon pub


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Concerns over ‘unbearable noise’ from planned Galway Wetherspoon pub Concerns over ‘unbearable noise’ from planned Galway Wetherspoon pub

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Concerns have been raised about “unbearable” noise being generated by patrons in the proposed JD Wetherspoon bar and restaurant on Eglinton Street.

One resident living in an apartment opposite the site said the noise from 50 people drinking on the roof terrace would be “unbearable” and would sound like 500 people because of the “acoustic amplification canyon effect” of Eglinton Street.


The Galway Branch of An Taisce, the national trust, also raised concerns about noise pollution and has alerted planners to guidelines in relation to the façade of the proposed new pub.

The British pub chain applied in July for planning permission to convert Carbon Nightclub into a pub and restaurant, which if permitted, would be called The Three Red Sails.

In a submission to Galway City Council’s Planning Department, An Taisce acknowledged that the building from 19-21 Eglinton Street was not listed or a protected structure, but the site falls within an important zone of archaeological potential.

Meanwhile, the owners of two apartments at Eglinton Court – opposite the site – have separately written to planners voicing concerns about noise nuisance.

“The noise created by 50 people drinking on a roof terrace would be unbearable to me as it will sound like 500 due to the acoustic amplification canyon effect of Eglinton Street,” one said.

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