Galway Chef Closes For Race Week After Woman Urinates On Restaurant Window

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July 30, 2017 at 10:55am


A chef has kept to his word of closing his Michelin-star restaurant this week as a result of the "crazy drunkeness" in the city during the Galway Races.

JP McMahon hit the headlines last year when he revealed the extent of the anti-social behaviour taking place on the streets surrounding his Aniar restaurant.

In addition to several 'no shows' over the course of the Ballybrit festival, he revealed to the Galway Advertiser that drunken revellers were even urinating at the front of his premises.

"Someone was up against the window pi**ing outside the restaurant. We tried to get them to move. One of our female staff went over to her and said 'Do you mind?'. All she got back was 'mind what?' I don't know what it brings out in the town, the town goes crazy with alcohol."

McMahon has now confirmed that despite the financial implications for the business, Aniar will be closed from Tuesday to Saturday this week.

He added that he bore no ill will towards the racing festival itself but the after-hours drinking culture surrounding the event must be addressed.

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