Landmark pub Kiely's put up for sale
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.