Landmark Limerick gastropub to change hands

Well-known gastropub Bobby Byrnes will change hands this week. Photo: Google Maps.

A WELL-known Limerick pub and restaurant has announced that the business has changed hands and will welcome a new owner from later this week.

The owners of the iconic Bobby Byrnes on O’Connell Avenue announced the move in a post on social media, saying that after 21 years they have made the decision to sell the business.

Local businessman Cian Conroy will take over the gastropub from later this week, with all staff employed by Bobby Byrnes’ remaining in their jobs.

Outgoing owners Robert Byrnes, with his wife Fiona and daughter Emily, paid tribute to their staff and customers down the years, saying “it is you who have created the magic in Bobby’s”.

The family thanked the staff, both current and past, who helped “create some amazing memories at Bobby’s”.

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“Bobby’s has been a landmark in Limerick for 61 years, and Cian Conroy, the new owner, is so passionate about continuing the legacy and this next chapter in the story of Bobby Byrnes,” the family wrote on social media.

It will be business as usual for the landmark bar on O’Connell Avenue, with the name and the usual faces behind the bar remaining the same.

“Thanks for the memories. We will cherish them always,” Fiona, Robert, and Emily signed off.