"Tears to our eyes" - Popular Limerick pub prepares to open for first time in six months

By James Fenton

September 19, 2020 at 4:31pm


Mother Macs in Limerick has removed the wooden boards from its windows in preparation for reopening to the public on Monday.

Located on High Street in the city, Mother Macs has been closed since March in line with coronavirus restrictions. However, along with so-called 'wet pubs' in 24 other counties in the Republic, that will all come to an end on Monday.

Pubs that don't serve food have been given the all-clear to open on September 21, with the exception of those in Dublin where level 3 Covid-19 restrictions were put in place yesterday evening. With under 48 hours to go, Mother Macs are now putting the final preparations in, sharing a video on Twitter along with the caption: 'Brought tears to our eyes this evening. It’s been six long months...... here’s to the next chapter for Mother Macs. Our thoughts are firmly with our hospitality colleagues in Dublin.'

Customers can be reassured that the taps have already been tested and the pints are going down well by the looks of things...

A wonderful sight and one that Dubliners will be hoping they see closer to home sooner rather than later. Good luck to all the pubs around Ireland opening their doors on Monday.

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