Wednesday 24 January 2018

Popular city centre pub confirms 'with a heavy heart' that it's closing its doors

The pub, located on Dame Street, is planning one final farewell to its customers.
The pub, located on Dame Street, is planning one final farewell to its customers.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

A popular Dublin bar and music venue Sweeney's has announced it will close its doors next month.

The musical hub, self-described as "home to poets, wanderers, troubadours, messers", made the announcement this afternoon saying: "It's the end of the world as we know it......but we feel fine".

The pub, located on Dame Street, is planning one final "seroius blow out" to say farewell to its customers.

In a Facebook post today, the pub said: "It's with a heavy heart that we can confirm the rumours are true, Sweeney's, as we know it, will be shutting it's doors at the end of June this year."

"It's been an incredible seven years jam packed with more music and craic than we could have ever imagined. The sense of togetherness, the inspiration and the love that has poured through the building has been something else."

"It's been a hub of activity for the local scene, somewhere to hang out and meet other musicians, somewhere to jam, somewhere to store your gear and an amazing place to play your first gig. A home to poets, wanderers, troubadours, messers and more than a few mad bastards, it'll be sorely missed and we'll miss you all."

The statement said that customers it has "a few tricks" up its sleeve for its final show.

"Keep your eyes peeled online over the next few weeks, we've still got a few tricks up our sleeves, a few guest appearances from former staff members, the return of as many of our house bands from over the years and more than a few of your favourite bands and djs taking to the stage for one last show."

"Seven years, thousands of gigs, two months to go and one serious blow out."

"We don't know for sure what the future holds but you can't keep a good dog down," the statement added.

"From the bottom of our hearts thank you all for making it what was. Peace, Love & Music, The Sweeney's Mongrel."

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