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Friday 17 August 2018

Landmark pub Kiely's put up for sale

'Punters shared their sadness at the decision but wished wellknown publicans Pat and Mary well in their retirement' (stock photo)
'Punters shared their sadness at the decision but wished wellknown publicans Pat and Mary well in their retirement' (stock photo)
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A favourite haunt of generations of rugby fans, Kiely's of Donnybrook, has been put up for sale.

Punters shared their sadness at the decision but wished well-known publicans Pat and Mary well in their retirement.

The Dublin 4 bar regularly featured as the go-to hub for rugby fans in the 'Ross O'Carroll-Kelly' book series.

In a post on social media, the couple said that they will be retiring and "giving our four wonderful children a shot at living their lives".

"It took a lot of soul searching to make this decision as we have had 30 wonderful years in Donnybrook and made life-long friends not just in Ireland, but across the world," they said.

"We want to thank everyone for your support in that time and especially our hard-working staff."

For those already grieving at the loss off their "second home" or their "chicken wings after Sunday-night racing" at the landmark spot, all is not lost just yet.

"It's not goodbye yet as we expect to be around for several months yet so drop in for a chat," the publicans added.

Irish Independent

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