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Countdown on for wet pubs reopening across Ireland today

By Sarah Finnan

September 21, 2020 at 10:47am


Countless Irish pubs - wet pubs as they have been recently christened - will reopen their doors to the public this afternoon, for the first time in over six months.  Sharing their excitement that they'll be getting back to what they do best, Dick Mack's Pub in Dingle tweeted to say that they'll reopen at 12noon today.

'Back in business from 12pm! Good luck to all pubs reopening today! Hats off to those who opened already and ran such a good show showing that the pub trade is a responsible and innovative sector! To our friends in Dublin - hang in there!'

Sharing a sneak peek at the inside of the pub earlier in the week, owners said that they have gone the extra mile to ensure the place is safe for both staff and customers alike.

Also giving a preview of what their layout will be like, Cork city pub The Castle Inn delighted onlookers with a virtual walkthrough. Seeing it on video is one thing, seeing it in person quite the other and locals have said that they can't wait to call in and check it out for themselves.


Business owners across the country have been wishing their fellow publicans luck ahead of their reopening, also commiserating with their Dublin counterparts who have been told that they must remain shut for a further three weeks when the situation will be reviewed once again.

Header image via Twitter/Dick Mack's Pub

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