Centuries-old Irish pub closes for good

In further sad news for the businesses of Ireland, a centuries-old Irish pub closes for good due to the stress caused by the cost-of-living crisis.

Centuries-old Irish pub closes for good.

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to cause problems, many businesses throughout Ireland have suffered so intensely that they have been faced with no choice but to close their doors.

Another such business is Boyles of Dromore, a popular County Down pub that has been a fan favourite and firm fixture of the town for 250 years.

It has sadly announced that it will be officially closing its doors due to what the owner described as circumstances “beyond their control”.

Cost of living crisis – making life difficult for businesses

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Many people and businesses across Ireland and beyond have felt the pressure of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Factors like rising inflation, higher energy costs, government cuts, and supply chain issues have exacerbated existing difficulties.

Although inflation has recently begun to fall, prices remain high.

As a result, many Irish businesses have taken the decision to close. In fact, earlier this week, we reported that Cork’s gastronomic scene lost four restaurants in the space of two weeks.

Now, County Down has lost one of its most beloved pubs as the 250-year-old Boyles of Dromore announced that it would follow suit and close its doors for good.

Boyles of Dromore – a centuries-old Irish pub

Credit: Facebook/ Boyles of Dromore

The pub had been in the area for over 250 years and was bought by the Boyle family in the 1920s, for the sum of £800. The traditional pub was well known for its friendly service and fun atmosphere.

Besides being a popular traditional pub, Boyles of Dromore also boasted an award-winning restaurant.

The pub has experienced a lot of success as it was voted Readers’ Favourite Restaurant 2014 at the Banbridge and District Business Awards.

On TripAdvisor, the pub has been noted as being extremely friendly and one which is an excellent place for those wishing to have some good craic.

Damien Carson – owner of Boyles of Dromore

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The owner of the Boyles of Dromore pub, Damien Carson, announced on social media that the pub would be closing. Besides making the sad announcement, the post thanked staff and customers for their constant loyalty and support.

The pub’s social media post read as follows: “Not the news I thought I’d ever have to say, but unfortunately, due to circumstances of late & out of my control, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I tell you, Boyles won’t be reopening again.

“I’d firstly like to thank my staff for all of their effort & hard work. And to you, the customers, thank you for all the support over the past 12 years.

“A lot of you have become very good friends of mine and part of the family. I can’t thank you enough from the bottom of my heart.

“Anyone that has purchased a voucher between July 2023 – January 2024 will be fully refunded. I’ll be holding days to collect refunds on Sat 20th & Sat 27th January Between 12-4.00pm”.

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