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Kiely’s of Donnybrook Put for Sale

Kiely's of Donnybrook

The owners of the famous Kiely's of Donnybrook, as renowned for its rugby heritage as it is its pints, has been put for sale by agents Knight Frank following the retirement of its current owners.

The pub is located in Dublin 4 and is a popular haunt for Leinster rugby supporters.  Pat and Mary Cremin have owned the premises for more than 30 years, and in a post on the business's Facebook page they confirmed that they're selling up.

“Yes it’s official folks Pat and I have decided to retire and we are giving our four wonderful children their shot at living their own lives,” said Mary in the post.

While the pub is for sale, it will continue to trade under current ownership for the coming months as a suitable buyer is found.

Arguably Kiely's most famous patron is Ross O’Carroll Kelly, the fictitious character created by Paul Howard who was often barred from the pub. Memorably, in 2014 a plaque was erected over the urinals which reads: “This plaque has been erected in honour of Ross O’Carroll Kelly who hit and missed here for many years”.

For more information on the sale, email fft@fft.ie.

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