Famed Waterford pub could be music to the ears of buyer

Dark, warm, historic and the perfect tourist draw, T&H Doolan’s public house in the centre of Waterford city is due up for auction shortly.

Once owned by the Clancy Brothers, Doolan’s is also one of the oldest pubs in the country and the premises dates back 800 years to early Norman times.

Famous as a music venue, (Sinéad O’Connor began her career here), the premises is now up for auction through Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan on March 5.

Located at 31/32 George’s Street, it’s believed there has been a hostelry on this site since the early 15th century and the premises still has a prime position in the city:

“This is a truly unique opportunity to acquire one of Ireland’s oldest hostelries said to date from the 1400’s,” says John Rohan.

“The fine Tudor-style property occupies a prominent trading position in the heart of Waterford city, with adjoining occupiers including Shaw’s, Ladbrokes, Michael Guineys, Pamela Scott, Bank of Ireland and Phelan’s Shoes.”

Doolan’s covers 574 sq m including a ground floor bar with overhead kitchen and ancillary accommodation and the premises also has a beer garden at the back.

One significant feature is a wall in the lounge which dates to early Norman times, up to 800 years old.

The first and second floors offer comfortable, modern office accommodation, says Rohan and overall, the premises offers great tourist poetential.

“It’s on a par with Durty Nelly’s,” says Rohan, who gives an AMV of €330,000 for the premises, which is in receivership. The current rateable valuation is €24,804.02.

Details: Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan, 051-843880


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