Macken's seating at Bullring is on two-month trial basis
Published 23/08/2014 | 00:00
The Bullring's historic Pikeman has some convivial company after Wexford District Council granted publican Eddie Macken permission to place outdoor seating around the statue.
Macken's customers can now enjoy a pint continental-style while relaxing al fresco at tables on either side of the 1798 monument in the heart of the town.
Permission to operate an outdoor area was granted recently on a two-month trial basis.
The feedback from townspeople and customers has been enthusiastic, according to Eddie.
'The customers love it, especially the tourists,' he said.
'I've always thought it would be a good idea, to create more atmosphere in the area.'
I think it will also draw more people into the Bullring market,' said Eddie.
The publican thanked neighbouring businesses and the Borough District Council for their support.