Popular Dublin Pub The Bernard Shaw to Close Next Month

The Bernard Shaw – one of Dublin’s most popular pubs – has announced it will be closing its doors at the end of October 2019 for good.

Based in Richmond Street, Dublin 2, the venue is also renowned for its food market Eatyard, which will too shut down. On top of this, the spot had been used in the past for various festivals, as well as an exhibition space for artists and performers.

A statement posted to the pub’s website says: “It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the end of our Bernard Shaw adventure. At the end of October 2019 we will close the Shaw, Eatyard, all organisational, art and performance spaces and everything else in the building and yards – for good.”

“We’ve tried really hard over the last few months to renew the lease, stay on longer, or buy the place. A lot of things didn’t go our way over the last 12 months either, but it’s out of our hands now unfortunately.”

Continuing, the statement reads: “Dublin is changing, we can all see and feel it but we are going nowhere & we won’t go down without a fight. We’ll start something else, somewhere else [ plans are afoot], and keep fighting the good fight. There are so many young creative, clever, smart people in Dublin & Ireland at the moment – there’s lots to be optimistic about – but they need the spaces to meet each other, make plans, and make them happen!”

According to the pub, ‘more info, lineups, events, wakes and next steps’ will be unveiled in the days and weeks to come. The Bernard Shaw also noted that until the end of October, the spot will be open as normal.

The Bernard Shaw is only the latest Dublin institution to announce its closure. Earlier this year, the iconic Tivoli Theatre – first opened in 1934 – shut its doors. Meanwhile, popular GAA match-day watering hole The Big Tree closed in 2018.

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