Tuesday 15 October 2019

Merger of Bowe's pub with historic Dublin site refused

Bowe's pub Photo: Google Maps
Bowe's pub Photo: Google Maps
Ryan Nugent

Ryan Nugent

A PLAN to knock through an historic and intact Georgian shop as part of a pub expansion has been refused by Dublin City Council (DCC) as it would “seriously injure” the architectural character.

An application to merge Bowe’s pub on Fleet Street with the Irish Yeast Company building on College St was turned down by DCC last week.

The two buildings, along with the nearby Doyle’s bar are all owned by businessman, Declan Doyle, with the application made by Capital Estate Management Ltd.

The plans would have seen the size of Bowe’s - a victorian pub - increase significantly.

Bowes - which is located at 31 Fleet St - has been operating since the 1850s and is one of the city’s few remaining Victorian pubs.

The Irish Yeast Company - was sold last year for a reported €850,000 to Mr Doyle - after its owner John Moreland had passed away.

It is also a protected structure.

In its decision, DCC said: “The proposal would seriously injure the special architectural and historic character and integrity of these significant Protected Structures.”

It added that the “demolition of internal walls, impact on the ground floor shop counter and cabinetry and all associated works would give rise to an unacceptable loss of historic fabric and legibility, and would have an irreversibly detrimental and seriously injurious impact on the historic fabric, plan form, integrity and architectural character of this rare and important shop and residence”.

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