Sunday 26 May 2019

Long's reopened after thatched roof fire

Photo posted by ‘Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Peninsula’ group on Facebook
Photo posted by ‘Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Peninsula’ group on Facebook

Popular Cooley venue 'Long's Bar' have reopened after a fire which broke out on the premises on Saturday.

The Grange based bar is a popular choice for visitors to the area, and is well known for its impressive thatched roof.

But the fire which took hold on Saturday afternoon is believed to have damaged the thatching.

A number of tourists from the UK who were reported to have been staying at the premises were all evacuated safely before firefighters arrived.

Fire crews thankfully managed to save the structure of the pub.

In total fire crews from Dundalk, Carlingford and Ardee spent around seven hours on site, battling to bring the blaze under control.

A spokesperson for Long's Bar thanked all of those who assisted staff.

'A massive thank you to everyone who helped us when the thatched roof caught fire yesterday. From the fire brigade and officials to Gardaí, our staff, neighbours and customers. Thank you to all the landlords who offered us accommodation for our guests who had to be rehoused last night.'

We have been overwhelmed with all the generous offers of help and support. Thank you all for the kind thoughts and well wishes. Thankfully nobody was injured.'

The bar was again reopened on Sunday afternoon.

The Argus