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30th Sep 2022

Due to ‘crushing energy costs’ Cistín Eile has closed in Wexford

Katy Thornton

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After “12 epic years” in business.


A worrying trend has emerged in the last few weeks; small hospitality businesses have been forced to close in the wake of rising energy costs. Just one hour after the Budget 2023 was announced on Tuesday, Wicklow bar The Mariner posted a closure announcement on their Instagram.

Sadly they weren’t the only one affected by the soaring costs. Wexford restaurant Cistín Eile has also taken to Instagram to share that “crushing energy costs” have forced them to close.

They listed the other reasons behind the decision to close in their caption:

‘Cistín Eile’ served its last meal today, 12 epic years serving the people of Wexford and well beyond , it’s truly been a privilege and many customers have become dear friends. We have decided (with a heavy heart) to close due to the crushing energy costs, and ancillary product costs, shortage of trained motivated personnel to name a few.

The café went on to thank all their loyal customers, as well as their staff and dedicated artisan suppliers.

We’re devastated to see another business close in the wake of the energy crisis.

Header image via Instagram/cistineile

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