Kiely's Pub


This was nine months ago:

The famous south Dublin pub Kiely’s of Donnybrook may be gone, but its long-standing association with Leinster Rugby and its best-known supporter, the fictional character Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, will not be forgotten under plans being drawn up by its new owner…
Mr Whelan is expected to seek permission through his company, Westridge Real Estate, for a high-end apartment building of up to six storeys, with a rooftop bar and restaurant offering views over nearby Herbert Park.

The high-end development seems to be getting low-endier. Reported in the Business Post yesterday:

Final whistle for Kiely’s pub as co-living plans emerge.

A property development firm is aiming to build a shared living complex on the site of Kiely’s, which closed in 2018. The new owners of Kiely’s in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 want to demolish the shuttered pub and build a shared living complex on the site. Last November, Westridge Real Estate, controlled by developer Shane Whelan, acquired the property in a deal worth more than €5 million. The company confirmed to the Business Post it has applied for permission to demolish the existing pub and replace it with a new three to seven-storey shared living complex…


for fock’s sake


Turning Kiely’s into a focking Halfway House. I suppose they want to convert Brown Thomas into a Poundland next


Went through Stillorgan recently first time in years. Jeysus it looks fairly dog eared from what I remember it as, and considering the house prices in the area.

That Boland’s pub on the hill looks like it’s been derelict since the '08 bust.


Bolands is doing a thriving trade,but it’s always looked scruffy, since long before the last crash.


It’ll be flinging out avo & toast bagels, the outside tarted up with a fresh coat of paint once this is finished