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Landmark Galway pub set to re-open next year


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Landmark Galway pub set to re-open next year Landmark Galway pub set to re-open next year

The landmark Richardson’s pub in Eyre Square, Galway, will reopen its doors next year under new ownership and a new name, ‘Sin a bhfuil’.

The O’Connor family from Rathgar in Dublin sealed the deal on the property earlier this year after it went on the market with a price tag of €3 million.

The family has operated O’Connor’s of Mount Street in Dublin for more than two decades, and two years ago, they purchased the landmark Slattery’s in Rathmines for around €3 million.

Tim and Wendy O’Connor of Vibrant Ark Ltd, have now sought planning permission to replace the shopfront and signage on Richardson’s, as well as the relocation of the front door on the Eyre Square side.

Changes are also proposed in terms of the removal of stone cladding and its replacement with a nap plaster finish. All windows and doors on the outside of the building will be replaced with new timber fittings.

Drawings submitted with the planning application indicate the premises will be known as ‘Sin a bhfuil’.

Galway City Council is due to make a decision on the planning application at the end of January.

The building at 1 Eyre Square has been a pub since the early 1800s and had been in the Richardson family for nearly 70 years – initially run as a bar and grocery by Tim and May Richardson and subsequently by their son Tom until his retirement this year.

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