Former All-Ireland Gaelic footballer Larry Tompkins is retiring from the pub trade and selling his pub in Cork city. Unusually for a Gaelic player, Tompkins played for both Kildare and Cork at senior county level in the 1980s and 1990s. He also captained Cork to their All-Ireland title in 1990 and subsequently managed Cork between 1996 and 2003.
Estate agents Lisney, incorporating Morrissey's, are guiding more than €700,000 for his pub on Lavitt's Quay in the centre of Cork city. The going concern sale includes the corner premises which extends to 496 sq m over three levels. It includes a good-sized licensed premises on the 135 sq m ground floor augmented by a 180 sq m first-floor function room/lounge bar with fitted kitchen.
The 180 sq m second floor accommodates two bedrooms, sitting living room, bathroom, offices and other rooms.
Its location is adjacent to the Cork Opera House and close to Patrick Street, Cork's main shopping street, as well as to shopping centres at Merchant's Quay, Paul Street and Half Moon.
Tompkins has traded successfully in the Lavitt's Quay premises since 1998. Sales agent Tony Morrissey points out it has two entrances and the property could suit an owner occupation or investor.
It enjoys "a current sound annual turnover and also offers undoubted scope to increase the business through active, hands-on management," he adds.