DOOLANS PUB IN WATERFORD

WAS THE OLDEST PUB IN WATERFORD CITY

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DOOLANS PUB

Back in 2015 I could not decide if this site was unoccupied and the business had ceased trading. After some research I discovered the the Pub ceased trading 30 January 2014 after 300 years in business as a licensed premises after the owner, Eamon Reid, made the decision to retire from the business. InMarch it was reported that it had been purchased by the Watchorn family for about Euro 500,000. According to some rumours it has not been reopened as a Viking burial site was located by the builders.

According to some locals that I spoke to the Clancy Brothers owned this pub and Sinead O'Connor worked there. I must admit that as Sinead is from Dublin I did not believe that she worked at Doolan's but I was informed by a friend that Sinead actually went to school in Waterford.

T & H Doolan’s Pub is located in George’s Street in Waterford City. It was established in 1710 and is Waterford’s Oldest Tavern. The wall in the lounge is actually much older being part of the original city walls built by the Normans over 800 years ago! This bar is also internationally famous for its traditional Irish music sessions and provides a great venue for some of the best musicians in the area.
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